Gluten Free Country Style Bread

I have a few family members who are on a gluten free diet. My dad has followed a wheat free regime for many years and so when they came to spend their annual holiday in the Western Cape I decided to make him a loaf of Gluten Free Country Style Bread so that he could enjoy his breakfasts at the hotel. No-one raised an eyebrow when he bought his own bread to the table, and a lady sitting next to them even commented on it. This was made in my bread oven and it was quite a mission as there are ‘strict’ rules to adhere to – but looking at the loaf, and the look of joy on my dad’s face, made it all worth while.

Gluten Free Country Style Bread
Gluten Free Country Style Bread
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Gluten Free Country Style Bread

Recipe from Breville Ikon Bakers Oven – for a 1kg loaf


  • 300 mls water
  • 50 mls olive oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 3.75 mls vinegar
  • 375 mls white rice flour
  • 250 mls potato flour
  • 60 mls soy flour
  • 80 mls tapioca arrowroot flour
  • 50 mls sugar
  • 5 mls salt
  • 80 mls milk powder
  • 15 mls guar gum or xantham gum
  • 7.5 mls yeast


  • mix the liquid ingredient together in a small bowl, using a spoon
  • mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl
  • add the liquid to the dry ingredients and fold in using a spatula
  • mix to a soft dough
  • spoon the dough into the bread pan pressing down with the spatula after each spoonful
  • insert the bread pan into the baking chamber
  • make the necessary selections – gluten free / 1kg and then press start
  • once done, remove the bread from the pan and allow to cool on a rack
  • if the mix is too dry add more water and if it is too wet, add more rice flour
  • in case you don’t have a Breville machine but your bread maker does have settings you can preset:
  • knead 1 = 3 minutes
  • knead 2 = 17 minutes
  • rise 1 = 50 minutes
  • shaping = 10 seconds
  • rise 3 = 49 minutes 50 seconds
  • bake time = 50 minutes
  • bake temperature = 135° Celsius

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29 thoughts on “Gluten Free Country Style Bread

  1. Hello Tandy! (I’m so behind on my blog reading, I thought I’d better start with your most recent!). I have been looking for a gluten free bread recipe which actually works, and is like bread – please ask your dad how this recipe compared to normal bread for me? thanks 🙂

  2. This was so thoughtful of you to bake for your dad while he traveled! I’m not allergic to wheat but to try to limit my intake. I’m always looking for good gf recipes. They seem a bit complex with all the flours though and like your comment above, hard to get a real bread texture, more cakey. But for anyone unable to eat wheat this is like heaven sent!!

  3. What a good-looking GF bread! They usually look a little…hmm, flat and unappealing, but this looks delish! I’m not gluten free, but I like trying gluten free recipes from time to time.

    1. I have discovered that gluten free and sugar free don’t work together very well, so I seldom make gluten free stuff 🙂

  4. I don´t have to deal with the gluten free issue for anyone, but I understand it´s a real problem trying to find a good recipe that gives the right texture. I bet it tasted good, even if it was a little “cakey” (rather like soda bread maybe?)

  5. Very thoughtfull of you to make some decent & quality gf bread!
    I ate gf for about 7 months & felt a lot better. Now, I can eat gluten again but still cook & bake gf sometimes! I am so going to try this one! Thanks! 🙂

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