Finally gluten free bread

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    Norcalbaker59 Well-Known Member

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    Still needs some tweaking but overall this gluten-free loaf turned out pretty well. It’s soft; great rise; not crumbly, edible without toasting. But like most gluten-free bread it’s bland. To develop flavor, I’m going to add some sorghum flour, and use a poolish.

    9” x 5” Pullman pan. Great rise
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    Did not collapse or shrink after cooling. Yay!
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    Not crumbly in the least. Used 3 whole eggs, 1 tablespoon psyllium husk, 1 tablespoon Expandex, 1 1/2 teaspoons of xanthan gum for the binders and gluten replacers. But still bland. So works not done yet on this recipe.
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    Norcalbaker59, Apr 2, 2018
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    Wow, I would not have thought that was gluten free bread! It looks great, you've got a fantastic texture going on there. In terms of helping the flavour, I wonder whether using (gluten free) beer instead of water would help... the reason this popped into my mind is that I had some non-alcoholic beer at the weekend and Ian commented that it tasted like bread, so I'm wondering if you could use that to your advantage. I make a Finnish rye bread with beer, it's very tasty.
     
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    That was my 6th attempt. All the others were like lead weights. I’m trying to reduce or eliminate the xanthan gum all together. This loaf only had 1 1/2 tsp of xanthan gum, yet I got great rise.

    That gluten free beer suggestion is actually a great one. I’m going to pick up a bottle when I go into town. The certified gluten-free beers are made from sorghum so it would be the perfect liquid since I’m going to add sorghum to the flour blend.

    Thanks for the suggestion.
     
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    Glad you like the idea, hope it goes well :)
     
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