Friday Finds: Gluten-Free Bread Recipes

by Maggie on January 15, 2010

There’s absolutely nothing like a piece of fresh bread.  And fresh bread is hard to come by in a gluten-free world.

I’ve recently started testing out some gluten-free bread recipes as I am finding the price of good bread is absolutely ridiculous!  It’s so hard to find a good recipe, but I’ve included a couple of links here in case you want to try them.  I’ll add more as I find them.

I am working on my own recipe – one that is gluten-free and egg-free.  It’s the egg part that’s killing me!  Otherwise the bread tastes great – it’s just a little too gummy and requires extra toasting in order to be edible.  It’s okay for us, but needs some tweaking before I share it with She Let Them Eat Cake land.

I’ve been using flax and water to replace eggs lately and it’s been going great.  You do have to choose the right baked good and I think bread is a perfect choice.

Here’s my recipe for flax eggs:

Substitute 1 egg with the following mixture:

2.5 tablespoons ground flax

3 tablespoons water

Combine and don’t let it sit too long before adding to your batter.  It gels up quite fast!  I’m sure chia seed would work just as well.

As soon as I get that bread perfected I will post it for you.  I’ve tried it twice and the second time was so so so close.  It is going to be a winner!

Here’s the list of bread recipes I’ve tried with success:

Karina’s Kitchen – a great bread that is really easy to make.  I make it with active dry yeast and let it rise a little longer.  I also found it to be really yeast-y so the second time I made it I only used 1/2 tablespoon instead of a full tablespoon.  This bread is nice and crusty.  We  had to use it as toast after day one – it dried up quickly.  I bake mine in two loaf pans.  Try baking them together, or one at a time, depending on how adventurous you’re feeling!

Gluten-Free Mommy – this a a good recipe too. I found it to be a little bit of a production but it was worth it. We really enjoyed the bread. The nice thing about gluten-free bread is you don’t have to knead it! It’s more like a batter than a dough so you pretty much do the entire thing in your mixer (or by hand if you want a good workout!).  This recipe has eggs.

Gluten-Free Cooking School – Flatbread – I just stumbled across this recipe last night and it was such a quick and delicious treat.  Nutritious too!  There’s no yeast so you just mix it together and spread it in two pans.  Bake it with a C.  Put it in the oven for Callum and me.  No, bake it and in a matter of minutes you have yummy bread for your soup, for a trendy little sandwich, or for pizza!   I didn’t have bean flour so I used buckwheat instead.  Sooooooo easy and so good (I made this while my babes were running around the kitchen and crying for my attention – it’s that fast and that easy).

By the way, I am partly doing this page for me so I don’t have to remember what recipes I have tried and which ones worked or didn’t work. Selfish aren’t I? I think I’ll bookmark it. You should too!

I try to have one store bought loaf in my freezer at all times in case we run out of homemade. We have some toast-piglets at our house. When buying store bought, I ALWAYS buy Organic Works gluten-free breads. If your local GF store doesn’t sell it, contact Peter Cuddy and he’ll be glad to help!

Do you have a great recipe for gluten-free bread?  Please leave a comment and share your faves.


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Annie January 15, 2010 at 2:10 pm

Love the new look Maggie!

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Jeanine January 20, 2010 at 1:12 pm

hey there! Just found your blog, MUST try a number of your recipes. I agree, the eggs is what makes the bread, so when you have to replace them, it can be a challenge. This is my favorite gf bread though, it’s never failed for me (and some great tips from readers on how to change it for different allergies).
Thanks for the great site!

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MaggieSavage January 20, 2010 at 1:24 pm

Annie – Thanks, I love my new look too :) Pays to have a talented sister who can see my vision!

Jeanine – I’m so glad you stopped by! I think you forgot the link to your bread so I did some research and here it is!
http://thebakingbeauties.blogspot.com/2009/02/another-wonderful-gluten-free-sandwich.html
I am bookmarking your blog so I can explore it when my babes are in bed! 20 Cloves of Garlic!!! WOW – love it!

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Heather January 29, 2010 at 4:23 pm

Not yet…. We have allergies to eggs, but also to flaxseed. I am still trying to figure out a glutenfree bread recipe that we can have!

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MaggieSavage January 29, 2010 at 4:29 pm

Hi Heather – Allergies to eggs and gluten is hard enough! I can’t imagine the flax allergy too! What about chia? I have a recipe that works with flax as the egg replacer. Maybe you can tweak it. I’ll post it asap! I just want to make it once more to perfect some things.

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