Easy Gluten Free Bread Recipe.
I have struggled with GF bread recipes, because when i became gluten intolerant i started looking up for recipes on google and almost every recipe that i found was so damn complicated that when i tried them in my kitchen i just couldn’t make a proper bread. Sometimes they won’t cook, sometimes they would come out too hard, sometimes they would taste odd. So i started experimenting in my kitchen and this recipe that i am sharing today is by far the easiest recipe that i have for bread making. It requires store bought (or mine), GF all purpose flour mix and that’s all. The bread will come out fantastic each time.
GF all purpose flour blend- 2 1/2 cups
Sugar/honey: 1/4 cup
Salt: 1 tsp
Active dry yeast: 2 1/2 tsp
Xanthan gum : 1 tsp (ignore if your gluten free flour mix has it already)
Butter/ghee/coconut oil: 1/4 cup
Eggs: 2 (medium size)
Warm milk (take any milk of choice- soya/almond/lactose-free/regular): 1 cup (warm NOT hot)
Seeds of your choice (optional): 1 tbsp
Butter/ghee/coconut oil: 1 tbsp (to line the bread pan)
- In a bowl combine milk, sugar, yeast. Mix it and leave it aside for 10 minutes.
- In another big bowl, take the flour, salt and mix it with a hand blender or food processor.
- After mixing the salt in the flour for 30 seconds, add the yeast milk mixture and mix again for 30-40 seconds. At this point the dough will be very lumpy. So mix it slowly not aggressively.
- Add in the ghee/butter. Blend well.
- Add in the eggs. Blend well.
- At this point after blending for 1 minute or so if you think the dough is just too lumpy, then add a few drops of milk.
- The dough will always be a bit lumpy. It won’t be like the cake batter or well rounded like the regular bread dough. It will be sticky and lumpy and this is normal.
- Blend everything very well for 2-3 minutes. Keep scraping the sides of the container as needed.
- Cover the bowl with a towel and allow the dough to rise in a warm place for an hour or hour and a half. (a cool trick: I heated my oven up to 100º and then turned the oven off and placed it in the oven for an hour)
- Come back you would notice the dough has risen a bit.
- Now transfer the dough to the greased bread pan. Cover it again with a cling film and let it again rest for 30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 180c and bake the bread for 40-45 minutes. And additionally 5 more minutes on toast so that the top of the bread turns brown. (Plz note that the baking time might vary for you, keep checking your bread after 45 minutes. Mine took an hour to bake yesterday but last month when i used another brand’s all purpose flour blend it took just 50 minutes. So timing might change hence keep an eye on the bread after 45 minutes)
- After the bread is done, remove from the oven and let it cool down properly before you take the bread out from the pan else it might break. Also slice the bread only after it has cooled down properly.
- Enjoy the bread with your favourite marmalade or butter. YUM!