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.
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!
Gluten Free Country Style Bread
- 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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30 thoughts on “Gluten Free Country Style Bread”
Tandy, the quest for gluten-free bread is an ongoing one. How bread-like was this loaf? It certainly looks the part, but so often gf loaves are quite cakey…
my dad said it was good – I did not try it though 🙂
Celia, my dad said it was cakey!
It looks delicious Tandy. So sweet of you to bake it for your Dad.
thanks Mandy 🙂
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 🙂
sorry Linda, my dad says it is cakey 🙁
We are so tied to wheat flours and look at all the alternatives, your dad will love it!
there are loads of options out there 🙂
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!!
if you cannot eat wheat then the effort will seem like nothing I suppose 🙂
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.
I have discovered that gluten free and sugar free don’t work together very well, so I seldom make gluten free stuff 🙂
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?)
thanks for the prompt, I am going to make some soda bread when I am off diet!
I have a close friend who would really appreciate this recipe. Thanks for sharing, Tandy! Sounds fantastic. x
it it is my pleasure Caroline 🙂
You are such a sweetheart to bake this for your dad!
thanks Pink 🙂
This will mean a lot to my sister in law, Tandy, who is gluten-intolerant. I’ll pass it on! Thanks!
my pleasure Kate 🙂
Aw, daddy’s girl. Precious 🙂
Very thoughtful and nice of you to have bake this bread for your dad.
thanks Asmita 🙂
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! 🙂
Thanks for the comment Sophie, sometimes I think a few gluten free days make all the difference 🙂