Gluten-Free Cheddar & Herb Quick Bread

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Makes: 12 slices

Ingredients

  1. 1 tbsp (15 mL) lemon juice
  2. 1 cup (250 mL) milk
  3. 2 1/4 cups (560 mL) Compliments Gluten-Free All Purpose Flour Blend
  4. 1 cup (250 mL) shredded Cheddar cheese
  5. 1/4 cup (60 mL) assorted chopped fresh herbs such as sage, chives, tarragon or oregano
  6. 3/4 tsp (4 mL) each baking powder and baking soda
  7. 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
  8. 2 tbsp (30 mL) unsalted butter, cold, finely sliced

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Extract 1 tbsp (15 mL) juice from the lemon. Stir lemon juice into milk and let stand 5 min. to sour milk. Meanwhile, sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Stir in cheese and herbs until well combined.
  2. Cut in butter until crumbly using a pastry blender or two knives. Add the milk mixture and stir just until a ragged dough forms. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead lightly, about 10 times, or until no dry patches remain.
  3. Transfer dough to a parchment-paper-lined baking sheet and pat into a 1 inch (2.5 cm) thick disk. Dust the top of the loaf with a little additional flour and score with a large “X” (about 1/4 inch/5 mm deep) using a sharp paring knife. Bake for 30 min. and a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean. Transfer to a rack; cool before slicing.
Tip:
DISCLAIMER. As product ingredients occasionally change, customers diagnosed with celiac disease or gluten sensitivities, or those wishing to avoid gluten-containing products, should be careful to always verify the gluten-free status of a product by checking the label and by consulting the Pocket Dictionary – Acceptability of Foods & Food Ingredients for the Gluten-Free Diet, 2012 edition, Canadian Celiac Association. The information provided is not a substitute for professional medical advice. If you have specific needs, please see your health-care provider.