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Saturday, March 15, 2014

A Tasty Gluten Free Bread

I have friends who have celiac disease and are always looking for good gluten free bread.   I have often tasted the gluten free breads from the store and they usually had taste or texture issues and just didn't care much for them.   My friends have said the same thing.   So I've been trying to find a recipe for gluten free bread that is closer to regular wheat bread in taste or texture, this one fits that bill.  It is light, moist, not crumbly and tastes like a good whole wheat bread.    So here is the recipe.


1 3/4 cups gluten free all purpose flour (I used King Arthur)
3/4 cup sorghum flour
¼ cup cornstarch
¼ cup flax seed meal
2 ½ tsp. xanthan gum
2 tsp. active dry yeast
1 tsp. salt
3 eggs
1 cup water or milk
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 tbsp. honey or molasses
2 tsp. cider vinegar

Mix the liquid ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.   Then combine all the dry ingredients in another bowl.    Beat the wet ingredients together until well combined, then add the dry and mix well, about 56 minutes.   Grease a loaf pan well and pour the dough into it, smoothing gently.   Cover with a dry towel and allow to rise about an hour and twenty minutes or so, it may not look like it is rising that much, but will expand a lot in the oven.    About half an hour before time to bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.    Place the risen dough into the oven and bake about 40 minutes or until done.   To check with an instant read thermometer, the internal temp.  should be between  205-210 degrees.   Remove from the pan and cool on a rack. 

This can also be shaped into rolls.   To do that I dust a board with some sorghum flour empty the dough onto the floured board and then flour the top of the dough.    Flatten into a square and then cut into 9 pieces, like a tic-tac-toe design.   Take each piece and gently shape it into a round, then place on either a well greased baking sheet or on a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet.   Allow to raise as above, then bake in an oven heated to 375 degrees.   Bake until puffed up and well browned, about 20-30 minutes.   Remove from pan and cool on a rack.