Gluten free large white loaf for bread machine

Gluten free large white loaf for bread machine


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About this recipe: It's taken me three months of constant trying and tweaking to create this recipe which turns out the same every single time. It's perfect for toast, it WILL brown easily in the toaster, stays soft for at least 5 days, it freeezes well too. Could it be the best white gluten free bread ever?! I like to think so! Makes a large loaf. You'll need a breadmaker that can handle 2-2 1/2 pound loaves.

Makes: 1 gluten free loaf

  • 2 cups full to the brim of white rice flour (you could use one cup of brown rice flour and one white if you wish)
  • 1/2 cup full to the brim of tapioca flour
  • 1/2 cup full to the brim of potato starch (not potato flour!)
  • 1/2 cup full to brim of Coffee-Mate® (original or lite)
  • 1 heaped teaspoon psyllium husk powder (add two if leaving out xanthum or guar gum)
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons xanthan gum or guar gum (or half of each)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 cups full to brim of lukewarm water
  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar (see footnote)
  • 1 whole egg
  • 2 egg whites
  • 5 tablespoons melted baking margarine
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Hovis® fast action yeast (see footnote)

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:55min  ›  Extra time:1hr rising  ›  Ready in:2hr10min 

  1. Measure all the flours and dry ingredients and mix together in one bowl.
  2. Add the lukewarm water to breadpan.
  3. Add the cider vinegar (if using) to water in breadpan.
  4. Lightly beat the whole egg and egg whites together to break the yolk, then add to water in pan.
  5. Melt the margarine and measure out 5 melted tablespoons and add to breadpan.
  6. Pour the dry ingredients into breadpan and make sure it's evenly spread (seems to work better!).
  7. Spread the yeast evenly over the flour mix in pan.
  8. Set the breadmaker onto a gluten free setting if yours has this feature to 20 minutes kneading, ONE 1 hour rise, and 55 minute bake time. Otherwise use the white basic setting. Use medium crust and XL if you have this setting.
  9. Let the machine mix everything for a couple of minutes, then scrape down sides of breadpan to help it along. DON'T try mixing the whole mixture in the breadpan, just down the sides otherwise the loaf doesn't turnout well.
  10. It should start looking fairly smooth with swirls in the mixture as the machine mixes it. It should look a little sloppy and wet. Close the bread maker lid and don't peek again until it's done!
  11. Enjoy!

Yeast note

The Hovis® yeast may contain traces of gluten, so use a different brand of yeast if you are overly sensitive. The Hovis® yeast also has bread improvers, which work well with this loaf. If using a different yeast, use any gluten free quick/fast yeast and add 1/2 teaspoon vitamin C powder to the dry ingredients.

Potato starch vs flour

Note that potato starch is not the same as potato flour, though sometimes potato starch is erroneously labelled as potato flour. Make sure what you buy is a refined, white powder, as true potato flour is made from the entire potato, including the skin, and is less refined.

Cider vinegar note

Adding cider vinegar is not necessary if you use yeast with dough enhancers, such as the Hovis® yeast. Or you could leave out the vinegar and add 1/2 teaspoon of vitamin C powder to the dry ingredients.

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I have just made this recipe and tried a slice with flora.... It actually tastes like real bread and feels like it in your mouth, instead of cardboard. I have been using a Doves Farm recipe for a couple of years now as it was the best I could find, but this recipe beats it hands down! I did have to tweak it a bit as it was rather too much for my bread machine, and I left out the pysillium husk powder as I don't have any and couldn't get it locally. Still a very nice loaf of bread, I am pleased with it, at least it didn't end up in the bin as some other recipes I have tried. I will be making it again and again and again etc. - 13 Mar 2015


I made this bread last week and was very impressed with how it turned out. I have also been using the Doves Farm recipe but found it very heavy and cakey as it includes a lot of oil. This recipe is much lighter and less cakey, it stayed fresh for around 5 days, and then the small amount remaining was a little drier but still palatable as toast. I sourced the ingredients from Real Foods online where you can buy in bulk and it works out better value - this will be really useful for me as this will now be my regular GF loaf - thank you for sharing :-) - 06 May 2015

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