Endless ways to ‘Use your loaf’ – gluten free of course!


It’s funny how despite there being so much more choice in today’s world, sometimes its the most basic foods that hit the spot! For me one of my most essential and favourite food is the humble loaf of bread. From a freshly buttered piece of toast to leftovers used to make a delicious bread and butter pudding,
there really are endless ways to ” Use your loaf”!

Although I generally use ready-made gluten free bread or rolls, a couple of weeks ago I dusted off my breadmaker* and since then have made several gluten-free fresh loaves using Juvela Gluten Free Mix… Oh my word, it is so quick and easy to pop together a delicious fresh gluten free loaf, I followed this recipe – I urge you, if you haven’t given it a go, to try it! You better have the butter ready when it’s all done as you can’t beat cutting of the end of the loaf whilst still warm and enjoying a tasty slice! Sorry if your New Year diet has started, but as I’m sure you have gathered I am a self-confessed foodie!!

whole loaf sml

*Ideally have a separate bread maker for gluten-free baking, if not then make sure you give the one you’re going to use a really good clean to eliminate any bits of gluten lurking, especially inside the paddle where dough can collect)

A few of my favourite quick and easy bites for lunch, tea, supper or the “butty box”

Freshly made sandwiches – I love Philadelphia and baby spinach (fabulous iron boost) on the Juvela Fresh White Bread, for a special treat I sometimes add smoked salmon. Tuna mayo is a firm favourite as well. There are so many choices for sandwiches, which is what makes them so versatile, nothing is off limits… providing its gluten free of course!

Thickly sliced toast topped with any of the following, poached or scrambled egg, beans* (I use Heinz), jam, marmalade or Nutella.


Homemade bread with soup – I love a nice chunky wedge of freshly baked gluten free bread with *soup for lunch! This picture shows my homemade gluten free bread, made in a breadmaker using Juvela Gluten Free Mix, with Baxters Carrot & Butterbean Soup

soup and bread new sml

For a quick lunch, lots of ready-made soups are naturally gluten free.  Baxters do make it a bit easier as they have a gluten free tick on the side of any cans that are suitable. If I have the time I try and make a fresh batch of soup, it’s a great way of using up any veg that may be hanging around in the fridge!!

Quick and easy garlic bread or pizza I tend to keep a pack of Juvela long life rolls for this, when time is short and quick tea is required! Another thing I love on these buns are the gluten-free chicken burgers from M&S with a handful of lettuce and a generous squeeze of garlic mayonnaise* – so tasty!

When your loaf is getting towards the end of its ‘best before’ date, there are a few staples that are best suited to making with an older loaf;

Bread and butter pudding – I love a traditional one but Juvela do have a recipe for an extra special treat – Chocolate Bread and Butter Pudding!

Tasty croutons to jazz up a salad or sprinkle into soup – Juvela bread makes great croutons, you can freeze these and just take them out when needed. These can be added to kebabs as well as salads!

LL Loaf and croutons

Breadcrumbs – I make a big batch of these and freeze them, so versatile for topping oven bakes, as well as coating or topping for fish or chicken. Also great to make into stuffing for your Sunday roast!

All this talking about food has made me hungry, so I’m off to rustle up some lunch… I’ve got a feeling it will involve bread!

Wishing you all a Happy, Healthy, Gluten Free 2016!!

Liz x
*Any ingredient marked with an asterisk check to ensure gluten free or look in Coeliac UK Food & Drink Directory for a suitable brand.

8 Responses to “Endless ways to ‘Use your loaf’ – gluten free of course!”

  1. Jeanette cheadle

    Is there a different recipe for a Morphy Richards bread maker as have not been very successful with using the juvela mix in this bread maker? Thanks

  2. Edward Walker

    I would very much like to use my breadmaker to make some bread but all the recipes I have followed to date have not been very succesful so I would appreciate one that works. Unfortunately I have lost prescription as our CCG has pulled the plug so it would have to be a recipe with other flour.


    Edward Walker

    • Juvela Admin

      Hi Edward, I’m afraid the only recipes we have are the ones which use our flour as we have tested them and can recommend them. You would need to ask the manufacturers of the flour you are now using for the best recipes for their products. Sorry we couldn’t be more help. Thank you, The Juvela Team

  3. Tracey Watts

    Hi Lizzy
    I look forward to reading your blog and after reading this one, I decided to purchase a bread maker and have a go at making a gluten free loaf for my son who is coeliac. Well, it has turned out to be one of the best gadgets in my kitchen and my son thinks the bread is wonderful! So much so that he has stopped eating all other breads and will only eat the homemade loaf now! I make one loaf a week now and it is so easy to do. I just wanted to thank you for all the information you put in your blog as it really does provide excellent recipes, tips and advice.
    Best wishes

    • Juvela Admin

      Hi Tracey, I am just delighted that the blog has been so helpful for you and your son!! Thank you so much for you lovely message. Best wishes, Lizzy

    • Juvela Admin

      Hi Albert, If you follow the enclosed recipe using less, cold water, 200ml (8floz), and select the dough progamme on the breadmaker.

      When the programme is completed, remove the dough from the pan using a rubber or plastic spatula and place it directly on to a surface well dusted with Mix. The dough will be quite sticky at this stage. Start to knead the dough lightly for a couple of minutes on a surface lightly dusted with Mix and you will notice it becoming smooth and easy to handle almost immediately. The dough is now ready to use for rolls or pizza bases.


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