Goji & Pistachio

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Ingredients

225 g Bakers' Magic Gluten free flour

3/4 tsp Salt

1 tsp Yeast

50 g Goji berries

50 g Pistachio nuts

25 g Oil (I used Rice Bran Oil)

35 g Honey

225 g Warm water

Extra Oil

 

Method

Warm water is ~1/4 to 1/3 of boiling water with the remaining cold water (tap). Whether you use 1/4 or 1/3 will depend on how cold your tap water is. If the water is too hot it will kill the yeast.

Pre-incubate the yeast at room temperature for approximately 5 - 8 mins in 50 g of warm water containing 10 g of honey. Stir the mixture to dissolve the honey & disperse the yeast. This gives the yeast a readily available food source & they can "revive" in a relatively undisturbed environment. After the allocated time the surface of the yeast mixture should be slightly frothy. This indicates the yeast are viable. 

If the yeast mixture has a frothy top or you can see bubbles proceed with bread making.

Are you going to proof the dough in your oven or in another warm spot? If proofing in your oven turn oven to ~50 C for approximately 10 mins then turn it off again.

This bread is shaped & not baked in a loaf (although it can be). Line a baking tray with baking paper.

 

Thermomix

Place all ingredients (excluding goji berries & pistachios) in the TM bowl (including pre-incubated yeast). Remember you need to add 175 g of water as you will be adding the other 50 g with the pre-incubated yeast.

Mix @ 37C for 2.5 mins at speed 4.

Ensure all ingredients are incorporated. If not, scrape down the sides and briefly mix again.

Add goji berries & pistachio nuts to TM bowl. Mix for 30 sec on Reverse speed 2.

Stand Mixer

Place all ingredients (excluding goji berries & pistachios) into the mixing bowl (including pre-incubated yeast). Remember you need to add 175 g of water as you will be adding the other 50 g with the pre-incubated yeast.

Combine ingredients using the flat beater until a uniform consistency is achieved. You may need to stop the mixer and scrap down the sides. This make take longer than 5 mins. When the dough is smooth add in the remaining ingredients & mix. 

Both Methods

Oil your hands/gloves & part of the baking paper with a little of the extra oil.

Remove dough from the mixer, place it on the oiled part of the baking paper and shape it into a cigar shape with your hands. If you want to slash the top of the dough (for looks in the baked product); dip the knife into the oil and create a diagonal slash in the top 2 cm, repeat this along the shaped dough. 

Let the dough proof for approximately 30 mins in a warm moist environment. Turn your oven on to 200 C.

If you are proofing in your oven put on the timer for ~20 mins. When the time is up take the proofing bread out of the oven and turn the oven up to 200 C. The 20 mins is an estimate it will depend on how long it takes your oven to reach 200 C.

Before putting it in the oven ensure that the dough has risen.

Bake at 200 C for ~30 mins, the time will vary depending on the individual oven. If your oven has a hot spot turn the bread halfway through baking. 

Take out of the oven & cool the bread on a cooling rack. 

Ensure the bread is sufficiently cooled before cutting into it.

When I make this bread my family eat 1/2 of the loaf as it is; the other half I slice finely & dry in the oven at ~100 C. I will store these crispbreads in an airtight container & when we have guests serve it with a soft blue cheese or other soft creamy cheeses.