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Basil and Courgette Cornbread

This is particularly wonderful as an accompaniment to the Vegan Chilli recipe earlier but also great with a great British fry up, with soups or with chicken.  The Americans are big fans of cornbread and if you make this you can see why.  It can be made really quickly and somehow, maybe because we don’t make it that often over here, it always makes people want to try a bit.   I make it using measuring cups as it is just so easy to do rather than measuring and very American so in the true spirit of cornbread but in case you don’t have them I have given equivalents in grams as well

Its sweet yet intensely savoury. It’s got texture from the polenta/cornmeal and in this version its yeast free AND vegan!!!

It freezes well of course and I microwave it or stick it in the oven from frozen. You wouldn’t know the difference from fresh out the oven!!!

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Wheaten Bread with Seeds

My Goddaughter, Chloe, has a yeast intolerance so can’t eat standard bread.  Luckily there are lots of different soda and wheaten breads that use bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) and buttermilk/yogurt to make wonderful loaves.  The Irish in particular are famous for these sorts of breads but they are made elsewhere

I like using buttermilk, particularly now I have found it available in 1 litre cartons courtesy of Ocado, as it gives a wonderful crumb      I love the fact I can get this loaf in the oven in ten minutes and I love the nutty taste of this bread.   Now admittedly wheaten/soda bread does not keep as well as other bread and is at its best eaten on the same day its baked or toasted the next but this particular recipe with the edition of the melted butter keeps another day quite satisfactorily Continue reading