I decided to try this recipe and I feel like I have found gold!! I know it looks a little lumpy, but the taste and texture is wonderful and the slice size is normal!
I just had to share and I hope that others enjoy it as much as I do.
What you will need:
- 1½ Cup Water
- 4 Tablespoons Honey
- 2½ teaspoons Dry Active Yeast
- 3 Cups of all purpose gluten free flour mix (mine is "Our Compliments")
- 1½ teaspoons Xanthan Gum
- 4 teaspoons Baking Powder
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 2 teaspoons Lemon Juice
- ¼ Cup Olive Oil
- 2 Large Eggs (or EnerG egg replacer)
How to make it: (follow directions exactly for best results)
- In measuring cup, measure & warm water to just above body temperature - should be warm to the touch (not hot or cold). Stir in Honey and add Yeast last. Set-aside & let proof for approx. 10 minutes.
- Combine Dry Mix ingredients in small bowl.
- Combine Wet Mix ingredients in bowl of stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.
- Mix just for a few seconds.
- Add in the proofed Yeast Mix and mix again for just a few seconds.
- Add the Dry Mix and beat on medium-high for approx. 3 minutes. Dough will be wet, but thick and sticky!
- Oil and flour your 9 x 5" loaf pan
- Using a spatula, scrape the bread mixture into your prepared loaf pan and set on top of your stove to proof while the oven is preheating. Be sure to smooth out the loaf with wet fingers before proofing as the loaf will not smooth out itself.
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
- It is important not to over-proof the bread - just let it rise until the mixture is approximately double in size (20-30 minutes depending on your room temperature.) Don't let it rise above your loaf pan… or just until it crests the top.
- Bake for approx. 30-45 minutes. If the crust is darkening too quickly, you can cover it with foil (tent open ended) and return to baking until done.
- Remove loaf pan from oven and let cool for 3-5 minutes before turning out onto your cooling rack. Allow to cool completely before attempting to cut into slices. Use a bread Knife to cut into even slices and wrap in saran and then place all in a zip lock bag to keep fresh. Refrigerate or freeze to maintain freshness.
I would love to hear what you think of this bread, please comment below if you make some.