GLUTEN-FREE, GRAIN-FREE, REFINED SUGAR-FREE, SPECIFIC CARBOHYDRATE DIET (SCD)
This raspberry loaf is so delicious with a cup of tea or coffee. I’m a big tea drinker. I know that caffeine in large doses is not good so I try as best I can to limit my consumption. However, I am one of those people that gets great comfort from a nice hot cup of tea. My entire family are big tea drinkers. It always seemed growing up that no matter what happened, we gathered around to enjoy tea and cake. I guess you could say that even now, gathering around the table with my own family for tea and cake is my favourite place to be. My husband wasn’t a big tea drinker before we met but it is safe to say that I’ve converted him!
My mother-in-law makes fantastic tea bracks and madeira cakes. This raspberry loaf is an homage to them in some way. I thought the addition of the raspberries would be delicious and it was! The texture of this loaf is not unlike a “normal” loaf and tastes great on its own or smeared with your favourite nut butter. I like to make a batch of this and freeze it in slices. That way they’re ready to pull out for snacks when I need it. Alternatively, I make a loaf and we pretty much devour it within a few days.
When I started the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) first, I could only have dreamed of eating something like this raspberry loaf. I really thought I was destined for a life of boring and bland food. Almost two years on, I have no regrets and few cravings for my “old” foods. Of course, when I see someone having a freshly baked French pastry, my heart skips a beat but it is short-lived. Cravings pass quickly but the healing that comes from a diet like SCD will hopefully last a lifetime.