Gluten Free Bread

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BM450 Program 9 - Gluten Free

Method

  1. Remove the bread pan from the bread machine and fit the kneader.
  2. Pour the water into the bread pan and then add the rest of the ingredients in the order listed in each recipe.
  3. Insert and lock the bread pan in the bread machine.  Select program 9 GLUTEN FREE. Then press 'start'.
  4. After 5 minutes mixing, scrape down with a plastic spatula to ensure all the ingredients are incorporated.
  5. At the end of the baking cycle, switch off and remove the bread pan using oven gloves. Turn out onto a wire rack.

Note: This recipe will produce a loaf with a flat top and a slightly aerated crumb texture.

Variations

Multi Grain Bread

Add with the other ingredients

Punkin Seeds 3 tsp
Sunflower Seeds 3 tsp
Poppy Seeds 2 tsp
Sesame Seeds 2 tsp

Fruit Bread

Allow mix to knead for 10 minutes and the add

Sultanas 40g
Raisins 40g
Currants 40g

Tip
tsp = 5ml teaspoon
tbsp = 15ml tablespoon

Tips when making gluten-free bread

Making gluten-free bread is different from baking normal bread using wheat flour and the guidelines below should be noted and followed.

It is important to avoid cross-contamination with flours that contain gluten especially if the gluten free bread is needed for health reasons.  It may be worth purchasing a second pan if you are making normal breads in the machine as well. Otherwise take care that the pan, utensils and any other equipment used are cleaned thoroughly between uses.

For best results weigh all the ingredients including the water.

The gluen free mixes will form a thick batter/cake mix instead of a ball of dough that is produced during traditional baking.  It is important to scrape down during the kneading stage to ensure that all the ingredients are incorporated.

Most gluten free mixes come with a yeast that is gluten free. If using other brands of yeast it is important to check with the manufacturer to ensure that it is gluten-free.

Gluten free mixes such as Glutafin, Trufree and Juvela are available on prescription from Chemists and also stocked by some health food stores.

In most mixes, Xanthan gum or Guar gum are included in the ingredients list. These are both creamy powders that give strength to the structure and help the bread to rise and set when baking. Guar gum is high in fibre and may hava a laxative effect for people with a sensitive digestive system.

Remove the bread pan from the machine immediately after the baking cycle is completed. Do not use the keep warm function.  Leave the bread in the pan for approximately 5 minutes before removing and placing it on a cooling rack.

It is normal for gluten free bread to be heavy and slightly dense in texture and have a paler crust colour compared to normal bread. The results may vary depending on the paket mixes or gluten free flours used.

Ingredients

410ml water
160g eggs 
45ml sunflower oil (or other vegetable oil)
5ml cider vinegar
330g white rice flour
85g tapioca flour
85g potato flour
2 tsp xanthan gum 
1 tsp salt
25g sugar
1 1/2 tsp yeast

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