Hi everyone, Wow the last Tuesday of November-can you believe it??
Those of you in the USA, hoping you had a wonderful Thanksgiving long weekend. For us it's just the two of us but I do try to make the meal festive. My sweet potato pie was really delicious. I froze the second pie in quarters so we can get that out for a treat later.
I love pumpkin most anything, so I wanted to make a pumpkin bread. I don't have a good recipe anymore for gluten free. Searching the internet, reading lots of recipes I found the perfect one for us. I loved it especially since I didn't need to substitute ingredients-it already included Bob's Red Mill 1-1 gf baking flour, coconut sugar, coconut oil which are the ingredients I like to use in allot of my baking. It also included a little pure maple syrup too. Here is a link to the recipe-This is a keeper recipe for sure. Some recipes had 4 eggs which for me is just too much. This one had 2 eggs I also soaked some raisins-drained and added those in the batter. One small can of pumpkin is just shy of 2 cups. The recipe called for 1 cup so I made two loaves and froze one. Larry who is not a big fan of pumpkin really liked this bread too--so I will bake this again for sure.
I would suggest to know that your gluten free bread is baked all the way through is to use an instant read thermometer I learned this the hard way over the years that it is really difficult to tell if a gluten free bread is actually baked done. It would brown up and look baked but after cooled I have had sooo many that were not baked all the way through.
I google for what temperature I need for what I am baking now. The pumpkin bread needs to read 195 degrees f to 205 degrees f. I bake according to the recipe-and then start using the instant read thermometer-this one needed quite a bit more time.
The bread is very moist-really a perfect pumpkin bread and not sweet, which I like too.
These last few weeks I have been ordering different food products online, since the small Wal mart store here still has allot of bare shelves and they are getting better with more gluten free choices but I still find more online. For gluten free products I like Vitacost allot-and they have excellent packers and fast shipping. I buy wild sourced tuna, salmon products, and they have allot of organic canned fruits and vegies, mushrooms too. They offer free shipping after a certain dollar amount, and always have sales going on-a big one is on today. and what is nice about them they have allot of coupon codes for different products and at check out you can use all the coupons you want. I used about 6 this time I do find gluten free products like crackers and such on Amazon as well. and I have been using Sam's club online to buy more items-that are so much better priced than locally, and free shipping with our card. We no longer make the long drive to a Sam's Club-they are always at least an hour or more from where ever we live.
Have you been shopping food products and such more online too?
For my drink share I am sharing a beverage I haven't had around for awhile-I get it at Vitacost-a gluten free-decaf tea Teeccino has many flavors and different herbs available to choose from. I have never seen it in a local store. and these make the best dried tea bags to re use for crafting-dark with lots of patterns in them
The eagle pair has been visiting again these last few days. I really zoomed in my old camera so the photos are so so. We so enjoy seeing and hearing them sing.