Thursday, 6 October 2011

Chocolate Brioche (wheat/gluten/egg/dairy free)

Been following Keiths Recips shed for a while now, and rarely join in, but this one is right up our street, bake or cake, we do cake fairly well in this house, so this one was Monday nights makings for me and the grandkids, a yummy chocolate brioche.

125ml  soya or rice milk
1 egg replacer egg
325 g gluten free flour mix ( I used  7 parts rice flour, 2 parts potato flour and 1 part tapioca flour)
1 teaspoon Xanthan gum
1 teaspoon salt
25g caster sugar
7g sachet easy blend dried yeast
200 g vitalite chilled and cubed as best you can
40 g cocoa powder
25g orange flavoured carob

warm the milk, add the egg replacer and mix

place dry ingredients ( not carob) in a food processor and pulse to mix. Add the marge and process briefly, leave some lumps, you dont want it to go to breadcrumbs.

Empty contents of processor into a large bowl, make a well in centre, add carob and milk and egg mixture. Fold together briefly, mixture suppose to be lumpy.

Spoon into a oiled loaf tin. cover with cling film and prove for an hour.

Cook for 25-30 mins at 200 oC until well risen, this has no egg so will not brown in the conventional sense.

you can see the chunks of carob

The orange carob gives the whole cake an orange flavour.

Eat whilst warm and fresh. This surprised me, normally making recipes with the ingredients I use a lot of the time once cooked they have a brownie consistency to them, this did not it was a lighter airier bake than my normal, so I guess the yeast must do something after all.


  1. That is a really interesting recipe! What is carob, I have never heard of it before and where would you get it from?

  2. its a dairy free chocolate substitute. an acquired taste, 1 square at a time, but fantastic in cooking. comes in normal (give it a miss unless you a sadist,) orange and mint. heres a link for you
    you should get it in a good health food shop. kinnerton also do a nice "chocolate" that you would not know was dairy free, will find that in most free from aisles in a supermarket

  3. Most intriguing. This would be good for my youngest's son's playdate parties as there are a couple of kids in his glass who have wheat allergies. Thanks for sharing.
    Next week's theme is going to be more general; MOREISH MAINS FOR DINNERTIME INSPIRATION

  4. Thanks for heading over to my place! And through you I found Reluctant Housedad, so win-win. The Channel4 collaboration you asked about came to me...I'm afraid I did nothing to merit it!
    Pig x

  5. ok thanks deserve to be recognised not enough tv cookery covers what your blog does, we just don't exist


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