I had a request for an egg free gluten free bread and decided to create this one. Though it is not dairy free, you may be able to experiment with it on your own. In deciding in which direction to take, I ran across a gluten free buttermilk bread recipe which only called for starches, and no need to rise, though it contained yeast. I was very curious how this would turn out. I tweeked it a bit before experimenting, and ended up with what I believe to be the most flavorful white gluten free bread yet. I did not allow it to rise, though next time I definitely will, as it is just a bit heavy, but perfect for a French loaf, regular loaf, or a rolls. And the regular loaf is definitely kid-friendly! Fresh out of the oven it is to die for!
I could not imagine just using starch in a gluten free bread recipe, so I started to improve upon the health of this bread by first adding 1/4 of millet flour, which is light yellow in color, in keeping the white color of the bread. As I make this bread recipe again and again, I will add additional whole grain flours. But I just had to share this with you, as it is just delicious! However, it is a little heavier than my usual gluten free bread recipes.
In a hurry? Try this wonderfully soft egg free gluten free bread recipe that is soft and no need to rise.
- 3/4 cup gluten-free non-fat greek yogurt + 1/2 cup + 2 Tablespoons filtered water (I use FAGE brand) (or 1 3/8 cups buttermilk)
- 2 Tablespoons honey
- 2 1/4 teaspoons instant dry yeast
- 1 cup potato starch
- 1 cup non-GMO cornstarch (I use Bob's Red Mill.)
- 1/4 cup millet flour
- 2 1/2 teaspoons guar gum or xanthan gum
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil or your favorite cooking oil
- 1 egg, beaten (or egg replacer and water), for basting
- 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds, for topping (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Add honey to milk and microwave or heat in a sauce pan to warm to about 110°F.
- Whisk in the yeast and set aside.
- In the bowl of your mixer, add all remaining dry ingredients; mix on low to combine, scrape sides and bottom of bowl using a spatula, and mix again.
- Set mixer to medium-low speed and slowly pour in the oil. Mix until the flour is the size of peas.
- While mixer is still running, slowly pour in the yeast mixture. Mix on medium speed until well combined.
- Add the dough to a 9x4x4" loaf pan; or add dough to a ziplock bag and pipe onto a parchment lined 2-loaf, 3-loaf, 2-baguette, or 3-baguette pan for French bread or baguettes. If using a loaf or baguette pan you may pipe small pieces in order to make rolls, two long loaves, or a combination of both. If using a loaf or baguette pan you may pipe small pieces in order to make rolls, two long loaves or both. If you do not own a piping bag, just cut off 2" from the tip of a ziplock gallon sized bag, and use it as you would a piping bag.
- Brush the top of the loaf with beaten egg and, if using, sprinkle with sesame seeds; and with your your moistened fingers, lightly pat in dough.
- Bake French loaves for 24-26 minutes; regular loaves for 30 minutes; and rolls only take about 20-22 minutes, turning once for even browning. You may bake both at one time.
- Immediately transfer loaves or rolls to a cooling rack to cool completely; or rolls may be served warm. Slicing loaves is much easier when cooled, and it provides a bit of additional baking time while resting. Though they taste wonderful fresh from the oven.
If you are corn intolerant try using all potato starch, as tapioca starch creates more chewiness to gluten free baked goods.
For a more kid friendly-version, baste with egg white, which will result in a lighter shade of crust. I usually use egg white, then increase the oven temperature to 375°F the last 7-8 minutes.
It makes for a nice presentation if after about 5 minutes of baking you slice the center of the rolls down the center so that a little area shows up white once baked.
If you like your rolls or bread more brown increase the oven's temperature to 400°F until brown.
Best served the same day or freeze.