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Traditional Guernsey Gâche Recipe

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Traditional Guernsey Gâche Recipe

Guernsey gâche is a sweet bread packed with dried fruit. It consists of flour, Guernsey butter, Guernsey milk, yeast, sugar, raisins, sultanas, cherries, and mixed peel. 

Locals prefer it with a thick spread of rich Guernsey butter, while visitors prefer a toasted slice of gâche served with a cup of tea on the side.

 

 

RECIPE INGREDIENTS

White bread flour

Caster sugar

Butter 

Ground nutmeg

Instant yeast 

Milk or water warmed 

Sultanas

Mixed peel

A good pinch of salt

 

 

DIRECTIONS ON HOW TO MAKE TRADITIONAL GUERNSEY GÂCHE RECIPE

In a large bowl or a mixer fitted with dough hook, combine all the dough ingredients except for the dried fruit, stirring them together until they form a ball.

On a flat surface, knead by hand for 10 to 12 minutes before adding the fruit a little at a time until it is incorporated evenly into the dough. 

Alternatively, Add all the dough ingredients except for the fruit into your mixer bowl, mix on slow speed for 1 to 2 minutes then increase speed to 10 minutes. On slow speed add the sultanas and mixed peel a little at a time until incorporated into the dough.

Place the dough in a greased large bowl and cover with cling film/plastic wrap. Leave to rise in a warm place for 2 to 3 hours.

Grease and line a 900g (2lb) loaf tin/pan and preheat your oven to 400°F / 220°C. 

Once the dough has doubled in size, shape the dough into a rectangle with your fingers or a rolling pin; the width of you dough rectangle should be the length of your tinband place into the tin. Cover with a clean tea towel and leave to rise until doubled in size.

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Bake in the oven for 50 to 60 minutes, after 30 minutes lower the temperature to 200°C for the remaining 20 to 30 minutes until golden brown.

 Remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tin for 15 minutes. Turn out onto a wire rack to fully cool.

 

 

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Traditional Guernsey Gâche Recipe

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Serves: 1 Prep Time: Cooking Time: Nutrition facts: 200 calories 5 grams fat

Ingredients

White bread flour
Caster sugar
Butter
Ground nutmeg
Instant yeast
Milk or water warmed
Sultanas
Mixed peel
A good pinch of salt

Instructions

  • In a large bowl or a mixer fitted with dough hook, combine all the dough ingredients except for the dried fruit, stirring them together until they form a ball.
  • On a flat surface, knead by hand for 10 to 12 minutes before adding the fruit a little at a time until it is incorporated evenly into the dough.
  • Alternatively, Add all the dough ingredients except for the fruit into your mixer bowl, mix on slow speed for 1 to 2 minutes then increase speed to 10 minutes. On slow speed add the sultanas and mixed peel a little at a time until incorporated into the dough.
  • Place the dough in a greased large bowl and cover with cling film/plastic wrap. Leave to rise in a warm place for 2 to 3 hours.
  • Grease and line a 900g (2lb) loaf tin/pan and preheat your oven to 400°F / 220°C.
  • Once the dough has doubled in size, shape the dough into a rectangle with your fingers or a rolling pin; the width of you dough rectangle should be the length of your tinband place into the tin. Cover with a clean tea towel and leave to rise until doubled in size.
  • Bake in the oven for 50 to 60 minutes, after 30 minutes lower the temperature to 200°C for the remaining 20 to 30 minutes until golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tin for 15 minutes. Turn out onto a wire rack to fully cool.
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