Gluten Free Pumpernickel with Spinach Dip

 Gluten Free Mock Pumpernickel.

This is a delicious old country style bread. It will stay fresh for a couple of days. Just take the frozen loaf out of the freezer and thaw. Heat in microwave oven until the loaf is hot. This restores the freshness, elasticity and softness of the bread. Cool and slice for sandwiches or use for a party with spinach dip. .
Gluten Free Pumpernickel
2 cups warm water
1 tablespoon yeast
2 teaspoon sugar
2 cups cornstarch
1 cup teff flour (if you do not have Teff use chickpea flour)
1 cup flax meal
1/2 cup tapioca flour
1/4 cup glutenous rice flour also known as sweet rice flour
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 tablespoon ground chia
4 teaspoons xanthan gum
2 teaspoons salt
1/4 cup syrup (can be pancake syrup, corn syrup, maple syrup or honey)
3 eggs
1/4 cup oil
1 teaspoon vinegar
In separate bowl wisk all the dry ingredients together.  In large mixer bowl place the water, yeast and sugar.  Let sit 10 minutes until yeast gets foamy.  Add all the wet ingredients to the dry and mix on medium for about 8-10 minutes.  Grease two round casserole containers or tin that is 5 3/4″ – 6″ wide by 3″ high.  Divide dough in half and put in each casserole. Cover with greased plastic wrap.  Let rise for about 45-60 minutes until dough comes just above the pan. Bake at 375 for about 30 minutes or  until done.  Can also bake at 350 for about 35-45 minutes until done.  Let cool for 10-15 minutes in pans.  Loosen the edges and carefully remove from pan.  Cool on wire racks.  To freshen frozen or dry pumpernickel break heat in microwave until hot then let cool.  Becomes soft and flexible again.

Gluten Free Spinach Dip
Spinach Dip – Ingredients:
1 (10 ounce) pkg. frozen spinach, chopped, thawed, well drained.
¼ cup dry or fresh parsley, chopped
1 cup Mayonnaise
1 teaspoon dill weed
1 cup sour cream
2 tbsp. finely diced onion or 1 tsp. onion powder
Mix together in med. Bowl. With a serrated knife cut center out of bread. Scoop dip into bread center as shown in picture. Cut bread center into cubes for dipping.

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