Bread was a huge part of my diet in the PGF (pre gluten free!) days. Garlic bread, bread rolls, bread sticks, raisin bread, sandwich bread, I loved bread! I now realise just how bad all that refined wheat flour was for my skin and waistline. I remember comedian James Corden talking about his weight loss a couple of years back and likening bread to chocolate.
This awesome recipe is courtesy of my gorgeous friend Rachel and her beautiful little girl Gracie J. Rach and I used to love bread stick starters at our favourite Italian restaurant. These gluten free beauties are so simple to make and perfect for dipping in homemade hummus.
60g Apple ‘sauce’
100g rice flour
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
Pinch or two of crushed sea salt
1 clove of crushed garlic
We’ve used Apple Sauce in place of butter in this recipe. To make your apple sauce simply peel and chop two or three large cooking apples into cubes. Place in a saucepan and pour a little water over them. Just enough to cover them. Boil for around 10 mins until soft and saucy! Allow to cool and store in the fridge until you need to use it.
Mix the flour, salt and Rosemary in a bowl and put to one side. In a pan, combine the water, Apple sauce and garlic. Bring to the boil then take off the heat immediately and add the flour mix. Roll into a ball and allow to cool. Once cool, add one egg at a time and mix into a dough. It it’s too sticky, add more flour.
Gently roll the dough between your palms to create breadsticks about 2cm thick.
Sprinkle rosemary or poppy seeds and sea salt over the dough sticks to decorate and bake in the oven at 200C for about 10-15 minutes. Take out once brown. Serve with homemade hummus.