Monday, May 23, 2011

I made bread!

I am really excited that I have just made my first ever, successful, made-from-scratch gluten-free bread.  I didn't get a picture before we ate half of it, but I'm going to post about it anyway so I don't forget how I did it.  First I would like to say, that I have always been against recipes that call for 7 different flours and 19 total ingredients.  It's just not my thing.  However, after years and years of paying way too much for gluten-free bread (and usually just going without) I decided I needed to bite the bullet and do it. I needed to find a good "from scratch" recipe to help save money, and hopefully it would taste good. Now that it's been tried I'm planning to make several batches of the dry ingredients in ziplocks so that all I have to do is grab the bag and add the wet stuff (because I've always been a lover of "mixes").  I found this recipe on and tweeked it just a little.  Also, I did mine in the bread machine so if you don't have one, read her post on how to bake it in the oven.  Okay, here we go...

Delicious Gluten-Free Bread

Combine dry ingredients in medium bowl:
1 C. brown rice flour
1/2 C. gf oat flour (can sub with quinoa flour)
3/4 c. millet flour
1/2 c. tapioca flour
1/3 c. corn starch
1/3 c. sweet sorghum flour
1/4 c. flax seed meal
1 tbsp. xanthan gum
1 1/2 tsp. salt
3 tbsp. brown sugar

Mix wet ingredients sparately (my machine calls to put wet in first, then dry on top)
3 eggs
1 tsp cider vinegar
1 tbsp molasses
4 tbsp. melted butter
1 1/4 c. hot water

Put wet ingredients into machine, pour dry on top.  Make a small well in dry ingredients and add 1 packet dry active yeast.  Use gluten-free setting on bread machine, this takes about 1 hr 20 min.  It raised great and tastes fabulous!