Making gluten free bread is easier than you think (and pretty tasty too)
Have you always wanted to make your own bread but thought it was way too hard? Have you ever thought about making gluten free bread but thought that was even harder than making regular bread?
All of this year I have struggled with buying gluten free bread as I hate that it is plastic and that a lot of them actually don’t have all organic ingredients. Each time I look at the gluten free bread in Santos (our local health food shop) I end up walking away empty handed and vow I will make my own loaf then never do.
With the new one-on-one cooking sessions I have been running I was prompted into making my own gluten free bread and this is the recipe I share with you this week. One of my clients asked for a keto bread. Being an advocate of carbs and not so enamored with the keto diet I was a bit doubtful about developing a keto bread recipe. I looked up a few recipes and tweaked them and this loaf is the finalized product and guess what, it is really quite good.
I have to admit when I first made the loaf I really thought it wouldn’t be that great so I took it to a friend who loves my food and also gives me honest feedback. I said to him I wasn’t even going to try it as I thought it wouldn’t be any good. He loved it, so I folded and had a try and I was impressed. I ended up bringing some slices home to give to Mak to try and was surprised when he said he liked it (he is a sour dough man and this bread is definitely not sour dough).
As I am studying the essentials of food science in my nutrition masters right now I actually put a full teaspoon of salt in the recipe to give it a better texture and to help it brown better. If you are not concerned about these two things you can reduce the salt. The bread toasts and freezes well.
Gluten Free Bread
2½ cups almond flour
¾ cup coconut flour
½ cup flaxseeds
¾ cup psyllium husk
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp olive oil
1¾ cups water and maybe more depending on how dry the ingredients are
Preheat the oven to 200°C and line a loaf tin with baking paper.
Add all dry ingredients into a mixing bowl and whisk.
When thoroughly combined, add the wet ingredients one by one and mix them in with a spoon.
Place the dough in the pan and bake for 55 minutes.
Allow the baked bread to sit for around 2 to 3 hours out of the tin before serving.
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