Over the years since I first went gluten-free I’ve tried various gluten-free breads and thankfully things are a lot better these days than they used to be. Does anyone else remember the days when you’d open a gluten-free loaf and at least half of the slices would have massive holes in the middle!? Oh the joy! 😉
Things have definitely improved since then though and Newburn Bakehouse by Warburtons recently got in touch asking me to try out their delicious Artisan range to share with you guys! I can’t quite believe that the gluten-free world now has Artisan bread…things are definitely looking up! In fact, every loaf in this Artisan bread range is free from gluten, wheat and milk!
Artisan means a high quality and distinctive product, made in small quantities using traditional methods such as hand moulding. The loaves, which are made at the dedicated gluten, wheat and milk free bakery in Newburn, definitely stand out as high quality products.
I decided to make two recipes using the Classic White Artisan Loaf – one savoury and one sweet – so you guys can see how versatile it is.
The savoury version is a Super Easy Bruschetta recipe, and the way the olive oil soaks into the bread when it’s baked tastes absolutely delicious! It’s got the most wonderful gooey crunch to it!
The sweet version is Fantastic French Toast, and this tastes like you’re having dessert for breakfast! Who wouldn’t want that!? I’m in love…particularly with the French toast – you all know I’ve got a major sweet tooth. 😉
Each loaf in the Newburn Bakehouse Artisan range comes unsliced so you can choose how thick you want to cut the bread, which works brilliantly for these recipes as they both require the slices to be a different thickness. It’s also great if like me, you love having basically a door stop slice of bread/toast whenever you fancy it. No pre-cut ‘standard serving size’ will get in your way!
Ok, I’m too excited to share these so it’s time for the recipes…
Fantastic French Toast
Serves 2 (although it could stretch to 4 if you are happy to have just 2 slices each)
8 (half inch thick) slices of Newburn Bakehouse Classic White Artisan Loaf
1 1/2tsp ground cinnamon
1/4tsp ground nutmeg
60ml cashew milk
3tbsp agave nectar
1/2tbsp rapeseed oil
1/2tsp vanilla extract
Maple syrup, one sliced banana and berries to serve
Whisk the cinnamon, nutmeg, eggs, cashew milk, agave nectar and vanilla extract together in a bowl.
Place a frying pan on the hob at medium heat and once heated up put the rapeseed oil in.
Take one slice of bread and dip it in the mixture in the bowl coating it and turning it over to absorb the mixture.
Then place the slice of coated bread in the frying pan and fry until golden brown, flipping it over to make both sides golden brown. Repeat with each slice of bread.
Serve with maple syrup (can be warmed if you prefer), sliced banana and berries.
Super Easy Bruschetta
Serves 5 (if having one slice each)
5 (1 inch thick) slices of Newburn Bakehouse Classic White Artisan Loaf
325g baby plum tomatoes
2 cloves garlic (crushed)
5 basil leaves (chopped)
2tsp balsamic vinegar
Sprinkle of pepper
120ml olive oil
Chop the baby plum tomatoes into quarters and put in a bowl (or lunchbox) together with one clove of the garlic, chopped basil leaves, balsamic vinegar and pepper. Mix.
Place in the fridge with a lid or cling film on top for at least one hour to bring out the flavour.
After that hour, preheat the oven to 180 degrees celcius.
Mix the olive oil with the remaining garlic clove, then take the sliced bread and coat each piece on both sides with the olive oil and garlic mixture.
Place the bread on a baking tray and put in the oven for 10 minutes on one side, then turn over and cook for another 5 minutes.
Remove the bread from the oven and allow to cool before scooping the tomato mixture from the fridge on top of each slice.
The Newburn Bakehouse Artisan range consists of:
Classic White Artisan Loaf
White Sourdough Artisan Cob
Seeded Sourdough Artisan Boule
Breakfast Artisan Cob (with sultanas and orange)
They are available in Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose. Having tried every loaf in the range I can honestly say they are absolutely delicious! Try the Breakfast Artisan Cob toasted with some butter – it’s soooo good!
If you try either of my recipes please let me know what you think of them!
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