He didn’t won the GBBO last year, but the nation took amateur baker Howard Middleton to their hearts.
The Sheffield council manager has his own baking blog and is in demand at foodie events. He’s currently lending his name to a campaign to boost the Great British lunch box. Warburtons’ gluten-free brand Newburn Bakehouse brought in Howard, who enjoys creating his own gluten-free bakes, to inspire more exciting lunches across the nation.
Give Howard’s gluten-free lunch recipe a try. Then share your own lunch creation on the brand’s Facebook page. If your recipe tickles Howard’s fancy, the prize is a lunch hamper. More gluten and wheat-free recipes and a 50p coupon are at www.newburnbakehouse.com
Howard Middleton’s Seeded Feta Fattoush:
1 Cos lettuce heart (or 2 small Little Gems)
150g feta cheese
5 radishes, thinly-sliced
100g pomegranate seeds (1 tray)
3 sprigs of fresh mint
Juice and zest of a lime
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp organic hemp seeds
1 Newburn Bakehouse Seeded Sandwich Thin, toasted and roughly torn
Freshly ground black pepper
Put the lime zest, lime juice and olive oil together in a bowl. Wash, dry and roughly tear the lettuce and sliced radishes and add to the mix. Now crumble in the feta cheese.
Tear up the mint leaves and add, with the pieces of toasted bread and the pomegranate seeds. Mix well. Toast the hemp seeds by in a lightly-oiled hot saucepan or frying pan for a few minutes, taking care not to burn them. Then scatter over the salad. Add some freshly ground black pepper and mix well again before serving.
* For another lunch with a difference, use two Newburn Bakehouse Sandwich Thins to make a crispy sandwich containing tinned tuna mixed with crème fraiche, grated carrot, sesame seeds and a squeeze of lemon.