Barbara asked me last week, “What do you do to make good bread?”. Bread is probably the hardest thing to make gluten free and still taste good. I have yet to find a good store bought loaf. Most of it tastes like cardboard or a dried out sponge. 🙁
Barbara also asked if I’d be willing to share a recipe. So I decided that I would share a bread recipe from my new gluten free cookbook, A Gluten Free Holiday, that will be available within the next month.
A Gluten Free Holiday E-book Cookbook is filled with recipes and tips for getting together with family and friends. It has the kind of food that you will be able to serve your guests or take with you to pot luck dinners and no one will guess that they are eating gluten free.
I hope you all enjoy this recipe.
Better Than Store Bought Gluten Free Bread
- 3 Extra Large Eggs, beaten
- 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- 1 1/2 Cups Warm Water
- 1 Cup Sweet Rice Flour
- 1 Cup Rice Bran
- 1 1/2 Cups Brown Rice Flour
- 2 1/4 Teaspoons Xanthan Gum
- 3 1/2 Tablespoons Granulated Sugar
- 1 1/2 Teaspoons Salt
- 1/2 Cup Powdered Milk
- 2 1/4 Teaspoon Active Dry Yeast
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Sift all dry ingredients in a bowl. In a separate large mixing bowl, mix all wet ingredients until well blended. (I use my electric stand mixer with the dough hook attachment.) Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, 1/2 cup at a time while mixer is mixing and beat well, until dough is thick but not too stiff. Pour batter into a greased loaf pan.
Cover and set aside in a warm location for one hour to rise.* Once dough rises, bake for 50 – 60 minutes or until edges are well browned. Remove immediately from pan and brush butter or margarine on top of bread.
Yield: 1 loaf (about 12 – 16 slices)
*I heat a cup of water in my microwave oven for about 1 – 2 minutes and then place my bread dough in the warm microwave to rise.
This bread is more like a whole wheat loaf of bread, rather than a loaf of white bread.
If you try this recipe, please let me know what you think of it.
I forgot to say that you want to keep your gluten free flours in the refridgerator or freezer. Then bring to room temperature before using.
Actually, gluten free baking works best with all ingredients at room temperature before using.