Real Gluten-Free Sandwich Bread

The Search

Since going gluten and dairy-free, I’ve gone through countless recipes that claimed to be the ultimate sandwich bread. They were not. Not even close! Most of the breads would crumble easily and were way too dense. They also HAD to be toasted, otherwise the bread was inedible. Sometimes there’s no time to toast bread.

A few weeks ago, I tested out this recipe and finally had success! The recipe wasn’t quite perfect, yet. After a few additions and modifications, I came up with the absolute best sandwich bread to date.

The Method

To give you an idea of how the recipe flows, here’s a quick summary of the steps. Usually the first step for bread is prepping the yeast with water and sugar, which is true of this recipe. Mix the dry ingredients, then the wet ingredients separately. Slowly add wet ingredients to the dry, pour into a bread pan and let it rise. All that’s left is the baking! Wonderfully simple.

Cook Time

Prep: 40 mins               ♦               Cook: 40 mins               ♦               Ready: 2 hrs

Yields: 12 servings (1 loaf)

Ingredients

♦ All ingredients should be at room temperature before you begin ♦

· 1 cup warm water (about 110°)
· 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
· 2 tablespoons sugar
· 1 1/4 cups brown rice flour
· 1/2 cup sorghum flour
· 1/4 cup tapioca starch
· 2 1/2 teaspoons guar gum
· 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
· 1/4 cup coconut milk
· 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
· 2 tablespoons oil
· 2 large eggs
· 2 flax eggs (2 tablespoons flax meal + 6 tablespoons water)

Step 1

Combine water, yeast and sugar in a small bowl. Set aside. Whisk together all dry ingredients in a medium bowl.

Step 2

Whisk together eggs, milk, vinegar and oil in a large bowl. (My photo has 4 eggs because I had doubled the recipe!)

Step 3

Add flax eggs and yeast mixture to the wet ingredients. Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, whisking until batter gets too thick to use a whisk. Using a spatula, continue mixing in dry ingredients until well incorporated.

Step 4

Grease bread pan with a small amount of oil. Scoop batter into pan. Use spatula to level out the top. Spray plastic wrap with oil, and cover pan loosely.

Step 5

Let dough rise to the top of the pan in a warm place, about 30 – 40 minutes.

Step 6

Remove plastic wrap, then place in the oven for 40 to 45 minutes at 350° F. Remove from oven when top of the bread is golden brown. Place on cooling rack until completely cool (may take a few hours). Slice and enjoy!

Avoid those who don’t like bread and children.”

– Swiss Proverb

Honestly, how could you live without fluffy, sweet bread! Especially french bread with pasta. Or bread sticks. Or garlic bread.  Or, really, ANY bread!

 


The Recipe

Cook Time

Prep: 40 mins               ♦               Cook: 40 mins               ♦               Ready: 2 hrs

Yields: 12 servings (1 loaf)

Ingredients

♦ All ingredients should be at room temperature before you begin ♦

· 1 cup warm water (about 110°)
· 2 teaspoons yeast
· 2 tablespoons sugar
· 1 1/4 cups brown rice flour
· 1/2 cup sorghum flour
· 1/4 cup tapioca starch
· 2 1/2 teaspoons guar gum
· 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
· 1/4 cup coconut milk
· 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
· 2 tablespoons oil
· 2 large eggs
· 2 flax eggs (2 tablespoons flax meal + 6 tablespoons water)

Instructions

1. Combine water, yeast and sugar in a small bowl. Set aside. Whisk together all dry ingredients in a medium bowl.

2. Whisk together eggs, milk, vinegar and oil in a large bowl. (My photo has 4 eggs because I had doubled the recipe!)

3. Add flax eggs and yeast mixture to the wet ingredients. Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, whisking until batter gets too thick to use a whisk. Using a spatula, continue mixing in dry ingredients until well incorporated.

4. Grease bread pan with a small amount of oil. Scoop batter into pan. Use spatula to level out the top. Spray plastic wrap with oil, and cover pan loosely.

5. Let dough rise to the top of the pan in a warm place, about 30 – 40 minutes. Preheat oven to 350° F after 20 minutes.

6. Remove plastic wrap, then bake for 40 to 45 minutes. Remove from oven when top of the bread is golden brown. Place on cooling rack until completely cool (may take a few hours). Slice and enjoy!


 

How can a nation be called great if its bread tastes like kleenex?”

Julia Child

This recipe is pretty straight-forward and pretty difficult to mess up! And even without a stand mixer, it comes out just as tasty. If you try out this recipe, I would love to hear your feedback, suggestions or questions. Thanks for stopping by!

 

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