Sunday, October 7, 2012

Bread for All!

I am Gluten Free.  I am so used to it that I don't even know how to eat otherwise.  It is rarely a problem.  Until this week.  I ran out of bread.  And flour.  The next day I had a safety training session where "lunch would be provided".  I work at a mine where 1 out of 5 people are women.  So lunch was man food.  Breaded chicken, lasagna, and buns (not to mention muffins for snack).  I would fall apart if I ate that.  I did have a bread mix that I made (in a panic, at 9pm).  My sandwich the next day was awful and reminded me how important good bread is to a GF carb lover. 

I have been meaning to share this recipe with Kate for a good year.  If Kate wants to know about it, there must be more people who long for a hot grilled cheese sandwich that won't make their insides angry.  I am still making modifications to the recipe.  Don't be frightened by all the flours.  I'm super lazy and don't find the process to be too much.   

How To Make Gluten-Free Sandwich Bread-6

The recipe, in full is from Saveur, but below is an over view (Purple are my changes). 

1 1/4 cups (170 g) brown rice flour, plus 1 tbsp. for dusting
1 cup (113 g) sorghum flour
1 cup (115 g) tapioca starch (my package said 'tapioca starch flour')
2/3 cup plus 1 tbsp. (85 g) whey powder
2 tbsp. (30 g) sugar
1 1/2 tbsp. (12 g) xanthan gum
1 1/2 tsp. (9 g) salt
1 packet (7 g) active dry yeast- sub 1tbsp(ish) Gluten Free yeast-it's cheaper.
2 large eggs (100 g), at room temperature- haha, these are always right from the fridge.
1/4 cup canola oil (85 g), plus more for greasing the pan- I actually do this and the rice bran coating.
1 1/4 cups (284 g) to 1 1/2 cups (340 g) seltzer, at room temperature- I have been known to sub in a ginger ale/water mixture as San Pellegrino isn't typically in my cupboard- it's also cheaper.
1 tsp. rice bran, plus more for coating the pan

The next time I plan on adding apple sauce as I think it could use a little somthin' somthin'.
I also scooped a shower cap from the last hotel I was at and use it as a reusable cover while the bread proofs. 

I'm hoping to make a couple loafs today, so check back to see how they turn out!


  1. That sounds like a really beautiful bread. Both by grandma and sister are gf and I'm passing this on!

  2. I am totally in love with hotel shower caps as reusable covers. They're the best thing I've ever found for taking food to potlucks and the like.