I’ve been 100% gluten-free for almost a year. When I found out I have Celiacs I mourned the loss of a lot of foods, including bread. I tried a lot of store-bought gluten-free bread that either cost $6-$8 a loaf and still sucked, were hard and dry, or a weird spongy texture. I couldn’t keep spending such an absurd amount of money on terrible bread. Next, I tried making my own without a bread machine and it sucked! Then I borrowed my sister-in-law’s machine without a gluten-free setting and was getting about 50/50 results. Some bread was great and some just didn’t rise right and was dense and gummy.
For Christmas, my in-laws bought THIS machine and it changed everything! It was such a thoughtful gift, they knew I was struggling with my diagnosis and they did so much research to find a good quality machine that has a special gluten-free setting! My bread is light and fluffy every time, I actually enjoy making and eating bread again! Now I want to share the recipe I finally settled on and the flour mixture I use because everyone should be able to enjoy bread!
The Best Gluten-Free Bread Recipe
1 1/2 cups of warm milk (I’ve used whole and 2%)
1/4 cup of oil
1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar or lemon juice
3 cups and 2 Tablespoons of gluten-free flour mix ( I ONLY use Bobs Red Mill)
2 Tablespoons of sugar
1tsp of Sea Salt
2 tsp of dry yeast (Or one packet)
Combine all wet ingredients and mix until smooth and pour into bread machine pan.
Combine all dry ingredients EXCEPT yeast in a bowl and then pour on top of wet ingredients without stirring or mixing
Make a small little dip in the middle of the dry mixture and add yeast, do not mix
Set machine to the gluten-free setting (3 on the Hamilton Beach Machine) and leave the machine alone as much as possible. You don’t want to knock the machine around as it rises and rest or the bread can fall
Once bread is done, promptly remove the pan from the machine and let the bread rest in pan for a few minutes. Allow to cool on a wire rack and remove bread paddle from loaf before cutting. I find this bread is best when slightly toasted or warmed.
GIve this recipe a try and share how it works for you!