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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Susan's Bread

Susan is a member of my corn-allergy group and shared a recipe for peasant bread wishful that it could be made gluten free. This was a no-knead recipe that truly is about as easy as bread could get... I agreed, a fast, no brainer loaf of safe bread would be terrific.

Not just gluten free, but rice, potato, and corn free! A challenge I could not pass up! My first loaf I used my gluten free flour and teff flour. I had a mixed results, I suspect I used too much water. Still, it was promising.

Today I tried making a loaf without potato or rice flour. I really did not expect anything "good" to come of it, but to my surprise we got a loaf of bread that we not only could eat, but enjoyed! Clearly, a short and flat loaf but I did not have the right pan for this- and I think next time I will add honey instead of sugar. This very much reminded us of a whole wheat flavor and we used to love honey wheat. I still prefer using the bread machine and will likely make a similar loaf with tweaks that I can use in the bread machine, but I know lots of folks don't have a bread machine so winged it here. Not my area of strength, but if I had a special gluten free bread loaf pan I think this would work great for a sandwich bread. So far though my attempts without a bread machine usually look like this loaf! LOL This would make good finger sandwiches! :-)

Usually, I would not "share" a recipe that wasn't quite right, but since this was unusual in that it did not take any rice or potato flour and used my newest flour "Mung Bean Flour" I decided to go ahead. Maybe someone better with yeast breads then I can make this in a better size/shape to make a sandwich with it!

1 cup teff flour(I used brown but ivory or red is fine too)
1/2 cup tapioca starch
1/2 cup mung flour
2 Tablespoons sugar(domino's)
1 Tablespoon grapeseed oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon guar gum
3/4 cup warm water

(proof yeast)
4 teaspoons yeast(2 out of 3 of the packs of red star)
1 tablespoon sugar(domino's)
3 Tablespoons warm water

First proof your yeast using the 2 teaspoons yeast, 1 Tablespoon sugar and 3 Tablespoons warm water. Stir it and set aside while you get everything else ready.

In a bowl mix teff, mung, tapioca, sugar,salt,grapeseed oil and guar gum well. Add proofed yeast and the additional 3/4 cup water. Mix well. Should be a thick batter(like a thick brownie batter), not quite a dough.

NOTE: This bread would work best in a special gluten free bread pan(they are a more narrow pan with taller sides).

Grease a loaf pan or oven safe bowl. Grease it really well this stuff likes to stick. Spread batter in greased pan and allow to rise until doubled in size.(30-1 hour) Place in pre heated oven at 350 and bake for 20-30 minutes.


Kristy Williams said...

Too many new ingredients for us, but looks yummy! I didn't know there were gf loaf pans.

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