I decided to have my first go at a gluten free bread that I can use for sandwiches. This recipe is really easy and tastes fabulous. I have made a honey wheat bread before I had to go Gluten Free but never attempted a simple white bread. This is another regular recipe that I used a gluten free flour on.
Here is what you need:
- 3/4 cup warm water (temp should be 110 degrees)
- 1 pkg active dry yeast
- 1 1/2 tbsp sugar
- 1 tbsp shortening or butter
- 1/2 cup milk
- approx 3 cups of all purpose flour (I used Gluten Free Pantry Blend)
- In a measure cup mix the warm water and dry yeast until dissolved. Set aside
- In a bowl add salt, sugar, shortening and milk to bowl. Stir, then add the yeast/water mix.
- Slowly mix in 2 cups of flour.
- Slowly add more flour one tablespoon at a time, until the dough chases the spoon around the bowl (you may or may not need the full 3rd cup which is why it says to add in one tablespoon at a time. The amounts vary depending on many factors, including weather)
- Turn dough out onto floured board and knead, adding small spoonfuls of flour as needed, until the dough is soft and smooth, not sticky to the touch.
- Put dough in a buttered bowl, turn dough over so that the top of dough is greased. Cover and let rise in a warm spot for 1 hr
- Punch down dough and turn out onto a floured board and knead
- Form dough into a loaf and set in a buttered bread pan. Cover and let rise for about 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 375 during this time
- score dough by cutting 3 slashes across the top with a sharp knife. Put in oven and bake for about 45 minutes or until golden brown.
- Remove bread from pan and cool on a wire rack.
Some things to note: I skipped step 6 and 7. I also did not let it rise for 30 minutes after forming into a loaf shape. I have never had a gluten free dough rise when attempting stuff like this because the dough for me has dried out during the rest periods. Once I figure out how to get it to rise, or at least make a bigger loaf, I will revise the directions. If you have any tips or suggestions feel free to leave a comment!