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 worthwhile.

Gluten Free Country Style Bread

If you are on a gluten free diet then you will have most of these flour substitutes in your pantry already. They are all necessary to get the perfect balance to this loaf of bread. As with all gluten free breads, this one has the look of a cake. And it will not keep well.. You can however toast it, and of course, that is really what bread is for!

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Gluten Free Country Style Bread

Yields a 1kg loaf
Recipe Category: Bread
All Rights Reserved: Recipe from Breville Ikon Bakers Oven


  • 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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