Thyme adds incredible depth of flavour to all sorts of dishes. Here, it's a fragrant partner to sharp Cheddar in the middle and on top of a delicious loaf.
- Portion size 16 servings
- Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: January 2014
- 1 cup shredded extra-old Cheddar cheese
- 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
- 2 cups tapioca flour
- 2 cups brown rice flour
- 1 1/2 cup potato starch
- 6 tablespoons ground flax meal
- 4 teaspoons quick-rising (instant) dry yeast
- 4 teaspoons xanthan gum
- 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 2/3 cups milk warmed
- 4 eggs
- 2 tablespoons liquid honey
- 4 teaspoons light-tasting olive oil
- 2 teaspoons cider vinegar
MethodStir together Cheddar cheese, Parmesan cheese and fresh thyme; set aside 1/4 cup for topping.
In large bowl, whisk together tapioca flour, brown rice flour, potato starch, flax meal, yeast, xanthan gum and salt.
Whisk together milk, eggs, honey, oil and vinegar. Pour over tapioca starch mixture; stir until well combined. Fold in remaining cheese mixture. Divide between two greased nonstick 8- x 4-inch (1.5 L) loaf pans; smooth tops. Sprinkle with reserved cheese mixture. Cover loosely with lightly greased plastic wrap; let rise in warm draft-free place until tops of loaves are just above rims of pans, 25 to 35 minutes.
Bake in 350 F (180 C) oven until light golden and cake tester inserted in centre comes out clean, about 1 hour.
Transfer to racks; serve warm or let cool.
Make-ahead: Let cool completely. Slice loaves; wrap in plastic wrap and freeze in resealable freezer bag for up to 1 month.
Tips from The Test Kitchen : Tapioca starch and tapioca flour are the same thing, so use either in this recipe. Potato starch and potato flour, however, are different, so carefully check the label before you buy. Also, many gluten-free flours come in small bags that you can't easily—or neatly—dip measures into. To prevent a big, floury mess, dump the contents of the bag into a container and measure over it.
Nutritional facts per slice: about
- Fibre 1 g
- Sodium 207 mg
- Sugars 2 g
- Protein 5 g
- Calories 153.0
- Total fat 5 g
- Cholesterol 31 mg
- Saturated fat 2 g
- Total carbohydrate 23 g
- Iron 4.0
- Folate 6.0
- Calcium 9.0
- Vitamin A 4.0