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How to Make Gluten Free Bread at Home
Updated
April 19, 2020
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Dietary Education
Learn how to make the best homemade gluten-free breads from the comforts of your home.
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  • Review GF Baking Ingredients
OVERVIEW

Baking homemade gluten-free bread is easy. You’ll need a high-quality loaf pan, a kitchen scale, digital spatula, and nylon spatula.

Gluten-free breads can be pricey, and some do not taste good. Making your own gluten-free bread may take time. However, it is simple to do given the right ingredients,and if you know how to follow the instructions.

Making an excellent gluten-free bread for your family can be challenging on your first try, but once you get the hang of it, knowing how to make gluten-free bread is as easy as 1-2-3.

Gluten plays a significant role in traditional bread making. It’s the ingredient that allows the bread dough to expand without breaking. Together with yeast, it’s what gives the bread a good rise and robust structure.

Without gluten, you might think that your homemade GF at home will look bad. It will not. All you have to do is use the right ingredients and follow our tips below.If you want to learn how to make homemade GF, read this simple recipe and follow our advice.  

Easy Gluten-Free Bread Recipe

This gluten-free bread is very versatile; you can make deli-style sandwiches, French Toast, grilled cheese sandwich, or anything you fancy out of it. This bread is soft, has a fantastic texture, easy to slice, squishies, and bends as a conventional bread would. Your family can never tell if it's gluten-free.

Just a tip, to have consistent results on your homemade gluten-free bread, you should not take shortcuts and substitute any of the ingredients and make sure to measure them well using a kitchen scale. So, let’s start baking.

The Gluten-Free Ingredients

For this recipe for homemade gluten-free bread calls for ingredients that are gluten-free. These ingredients should be at room temperature. Some people store their gluten-free flour inside the fridge, you should put it at the counter at least 30 minutes before you start preparing your dough. Cold ingredients will prevent your dough from rising.

In this recipe, you can also use gluten-free sorghum flour, and light buckwheat flour can work beautifully as well. For hardcore vegans, they even grind their own gluten-free light buckwheat flour with the use of gluten-free hulled buckwheat.

Another mind-boggling ingredient that some vegans use for the homemade GF bread is guargum or xanthan gum. For new to baking this bread, you might find using either one of the gums to be unsatisfying. It often results in shorter shelf-life and poor texture and appearance. Each of this gum has different effects on the bread. The best strategy is to use them together; it will improve the mouth feel and texture.

The Specific Tools

Another factor in making great gluten-free bread is to use the right tools. You’ll need a high-quality loaf pan, a kitchen scale, digital spatula, and nylon spatula.

The metal loaf pan can help bake your bread evenly, plus the non-stick coating helps you do away with using the grease spray. Professional bakers use a kitchen scale to have an accurate weight of their ingredients; you should do the same.It is a good purchase, especially when you are keen on baking your own vegan staple. A professional baker uses a kitchen scale to measure and weigh ingredients faster and easier.  

The last thing you need is a digital thermometer, so check when the bread is baked.It is better than relying on the timer. A nylon spatula is also necessary to shape the globs of batter into presentable loaves. You also need a sound stand mixer to mix your homemade gluten-free bread dough easily.

Preparing the Dough

Again,all the ingredients (liquid included) should be at room temperature before making the dough. It will help create a good rise for the bread. Beat the egg whites, also at room temperature in the stand mixer on high for one minute.When it's frothy, add the olive oil and apple cider vinegar. Beat under medium setting for another minute.

Add your dry ingredients into the egg white mixture, and with the mixer on low, you can start adding the warm water. Continue beating the mixture on low until you have a thick batter. Scrape down the dough from the sides and continue beating on high for another three minutes. It will incorporate air into the mixture and helps thoroughly combine the wet and dry ingredients.

To check whether you have the right consistency, it should be thick and is clinging to the mixer paddle. Transfer the dough into an eight by 4-inch pan using the spatula. Once the mixture is in the pan, spread the batter evenly and cut through the batter to remove the air pockets and smooth it into an excellent loaf shape.

Leave the Dough to Rise

Cover the pan with a greased plastic cover and kitchen towel. Put it in a warm place and preferably draft-free for the dough to rise. Leave for thirty minutes until the loaf rises to the edge of the pan. Preheat the oven to 375 F. Make sure the temperature is accurate, use the thermometer to check.

Bake the Bread

When the dough has perfectly risen, it’s time to bake the bread. Baking takes only thirty minutes or until you have a golden brown surface. At the end of the baking time, insert the thermometer on the baked bread, the temperature should read about 208 F.

Remove the loaf from the pan and transfer it in the wire rack to cool. Don’t leave the bread on the pan as the steam will make the bread soggy. When the bread has cooled, move it to the cutting board and slice. A perfectly baked homemade gluten-free bread should have a crispy crust, springy and moist, with light flavor and aroma.

Conclusion

Baking homemade gluten-free bread is easy with the right recipe, right tools, and ingredients. As an additional tip, when baking a gluten-free recipe,make sure that all the work surfaces, tools, and pans are also gluten-free.Also, when picking out your ingredients, read the labels. Some products change their components without advising the customers.

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