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New GF Bread on the Shelves

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Great to see another gluten free bread on the supermarket shelves.  Woolworths Supermarket is stocking Abbott’s Village Bakery Gluten Free Bread. Available is two varieties: Mixed Seed and Soy &Linseed, the bread is soft and opens up a few more options for gluten free eaters.  My gf son however is still the ‘white bread’ kind of guy but I am told that one day, he will make the transition to seeded breads and a whole range of other foods that he currently had decided is ‘not to his liking’.

This bread is soft, it is not dense nor heavy and it makes a great sandwich.

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Olive and Bacon Focaccia

I am always looking for variations on the gluten free bread theme and so thought I would try this recipe.

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As a taste test, I made half the dough mixture for this recipe and then used 1/2 pkt Well & Good Crusty Bread Mix to make the second focaccia.

The bonus of this recipe is that there is no proving time so is much quicker to make.  My GF son’s preference though was the one made with bread dough.


1 tablespoon olive oil, plus 2 tablespoons extra

4 rashers bacon, thinly sliced

1/2 cup milk

1/4 cup olive oil

1 teaspoon salt

2 1/2 cups gluten free SR flour, plus extra to dust

1 egg, lightly whisked

1/4 cup grated mozzarella or pizza cheese

1 cup grated cheese, extra

1 cup slice olives


Preheat oven to 200C. Place two oven trays in oven to heat.

In a large frying pan, heat oil on high. Saute bacon for 3 – 4 minutes until golden. Drain on paper towel.

In a saucepan, combine milk, oil and salt. Bring to boil  Transfer to heatproof bowl.

Gradually add in flour stirring.  Mix in egg and cheese.

Turn onto floured surface and knead until smooth.  Roll into large rectangle and sprinkle with 1/2 olives and 1/2 bacon.

Divide dough in half.  Roll each half between 2 sheets of baking paper to a 25cm rectangle.

Drizzle with extra oil, scatter with extra cheese and remaining bacon and olives.

Transfer to hot transfer on baking paper.

Bake 15 – 20 minutes until golden and crisp.

(from a weekly magazine)