66.Quick and Easy Flat Bread : Glutenfree

The full text of the book published by Hodder and Stoughton, updated.

This produces a tasty soft bread with a crisp golden crust.

Ingredients: for a 1 lb loaf

4 oz / 100g grated carrot

1 egg

¼ pint / 150ml milk

2 tablespoons olive oil

8 oz / 225g

gluten-free flourmix

1 tsp / 4g bicarbonate of soda

1 tsp / 4g cream of tartar

½ tsp / 2g tartaric acid

salt to taste

1 tsp sugar


Beat the carrot to a smooth pureé with the milk and egg. This is best done in a liquidiser.

Mix all the dry ingredients for the bread together with a tablespoon of oil.

Fold the flour mixture into the pureé. Do not overmix and do not leave to stand at this point or you will lose the light structure tothe bread dough.

Line a 10 inch square tray with non stick baking parchment and spreadthe mixture in a 1" or 2cm deep layer in the tray, or in greased individual bun or pattie trays.


Preheated oven

gas mark 7 425°F 220°C

Bake for 35 to 45 minutes.

Always check that a loaf is cooked by using a skewer through the middle. The loaf is not cooked until the skewer comes out clean. A part cooked loaf can be turned over on the baking tray to ensure even cooking.

Serving suggestions:

All gluten free breads are best served fresh and hot.

If bread is not being served immediately it is cooked, serve toasted.


Tomato bread: add 1 to 4 tsp of tomato pureé to the liquidised mixture.

Herb bread: add 1 to 4 tsp of mixed herbs and several chopped olives to the flour mixture.