Q: What size are 500g/lb and 1kg/2lb bread tins?
500g/1lb bread tins are 16cm x 10.5cm (6.25in x 4.25in). 1kg/2lb bread tins are 23cm x 13cm (9in x 5in).
Q: How long should I knead bread for?
We recommend kneading your bread for 100 presses.
Q: The gluten free bread recipe uses milk, but I cannot drink cow’s milk. Is there an alternative?
You can substitute cow’s milk with goat, sheep, soya, rice, almond or oat milk.
Q: The gluten free bread recipe uses vinegar, can I use any type of vinegar?
Any type of vinegar can be used, including cider vinegar, white wine vinegar, rice vinegar etc. However, beware of malt vinegar as this is made from barley, which contains gluten.
Q: How do I convert the quantity of yeast in my recipe to fresh/dried/quick yeast?
Please refer to our Yeast Conversion Table for quidance.
Q: I do not have a gluten free setting on my bread maker, which setting should I use for gluten free bread?
Try using a rapid white programme, or contact the machine manufacturer for advice.
Q: When I knead my Einkorn dough, it becomes very sticky. What am I doing wrong?
Unlike most other flours used to bake bread, Einkorn does not require much kneading. It should be kneaded gently for just a couple of minutes, before being left to rise. It also makes a great loaf when left to rise slowly overnight, requiring no kneading at all.
Q: Do you have a recipe for a gluten free wedding cake?
Use this recipe for a Gluten Free Christmas Cake, for a rich fruit cake.
Q: How do I store and ice Christmas Cake, Wedding Cake and Dundee Cake?
You can bake your celebratory cake in advance of the big day and leave it to 'mature' for a few months. Cakes rich in fruit, such as Vegan Christmas Cake will store well, rather than spongier cakes like Dundee Cake (these are best eaten within a week of baking). Here are a few key steps to remember:
Q: My gluten free pastry is crumbly and very hard when baked, what advice can you give me?
Gluten free flours need more liquid than conventional flours, so add liquid until the dough is slightly sticky, then rest it for 15-30 minutes. The dough will absorb the rest of the liquid. If necessary, roll out the pastry between two sheets of cling film.
Q: Help! I've got tiny insects in my kitchen cupboard. What are they and how do I get rid of them?
Flour, milk powder, sugar and gravy can become infested with tiny grey/brown insect, even in the cleanest of kitchen cupboards. The best way to get rid of them is by hoovering any nooks and crannies in the kitchen, including shelves, and throwing away any contaminated foods. It is natural, but wrong, to assume that the products themselves are always at fault.
Q: How can I substitute the use of eggs in a recipe?
Gram Flour (also known as chickpea flour) can be used as an egg replacement in recipes for vegan or allergy sensitive cooking. Simply use 1 tbsp of flour mixed with 1 tbsp of water in place of 1 medium egg. If you are using this in a savoury recipe, you can use this method to replace any amount of eggs. However, avoid replacing more than 2 eggs in a sweet recipe this way, as the savoury flavour of Gram Flour could be overpowering.
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