Welcome to my wonderful gluten-free white bread recipe. As a nutritionist and food blogger, I am passionate about sharing healthy and delicious recipes that cater to various diets and health conditions. And this bread recipe is perfect for those following a gluten-free, dairy-free, or vegan diet.
When it comes to gluten-free bread, it can be challenging to find store-bought options that are not only free from allergens but also taste great. This is why I have created this amazing recipe to help you make gluten-free bread that bends, squishes, and rises just like regular bread with a soft texture and an amazing crusty crust.
I recommend trying out this recipe whether you are dealing with celiac disease, allergies, or just want to switch things up in your diet. Making your gluten-free white bread from scratch means that you are in control of the ingredients you use, and you can avoid processed foods that may contain hidden allergens.
In the next sections of this article, I’ll show you all the ingredients you’ll need, how to prepare them, how to customize the recipe depending on your preferences, how to store and reheat the bread, tips for best results, FAQs and more!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Are you looking for a gluten-free bread recipe that is soft, delicious, and easy to make? Then you’ll love this wonderful gluten-free white bread recipe!
What makes this recipe so special, you ask? Well, first off, it’s incredibly versatile. Whether you’re making a crusty sandwich or enjoying a warm slice slathered with butter, this bread is always satisfying. Plus, it’s perfect for those of us who are gluten-free or have celiac disease.
But the real reason why you’ll love this recipe is that it’s simply fantastic. The texture is amazing – soft and fluffy, yet sturdy enough to hold up to spreads and toppings. The flavor is delicate and slightly sweet, making it a perfect complement to both savory and sweet dishes.
So if you’re intimidated by the thought of making gluten-free bread, don’t be! This recipe is super easy to follow and yields impressive results every time. Whether you’re an experienced baker or a novice in the kitchen, this wonderful gluten-free white bread recipe is sure to become your go-to for all your bread-baking needs. Trust me – once you taste it, you’ll never look back!
Here are all the ingredients you will need to make this wonderful gluten-free white bread recipe:
- 3 cups gluten-free purpose flour blend (540 grams)
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar (50g)
- 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast (or instant yeast for a quicker rise) (7g)
- 1 tablespoon xanthan gum (10g)
- 2 teaspoons baking powder (8g)
- 1 teaspoon salt (5g)
- 3 egg whites (90g)
- 1 whole egg (50g)
- 1/2 cup warm water (110 degrees) (120ml)
- 3 tablespoons melted butter (can substitute with dairy-free butter for a vegan option) (42g)
You can either use a pre-made gluten-free flour mix that contains some of the ingredients listed below or you can make your own. Here is the recipe for homemade Wonderful Gluten-Free White Bread Mix:
– 3 and 1/2 cups sorghum flour
– 3 and 1/2 cups potato starch
– 3 cups cornstarch
– 3 tablespoons + psyllium husk (30g)
Note: You can also substitute psyllium husk with ground flaxseed if preferred.
The Recipe How-To
Now that you have gathered all the necessary ingredients, it’s time to get started with the recipe. Follow these easy steps to make your gluten-free white bread come alive.
Step 1: Activate the yeast
Begin by activating the yeast. In a large bowl, dissolve 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar in 1/4 cup of warm (not hot) water. Add a package (or 2¼ teaspoons) of active dry yeast and mix well. Let it sit for about 5 minutes until the mixture is bubbly and frothy.
Step 2: Mix the dry ingredients
Meanwhile, in another bowl, mix together 3 cups of gluten-free flour blend, 1/4 cup of cornstarch, 1/4 cup of potato starch, 1/4 cup of sorghum flour, 2 teaspoons of xanthan gum, 1 tablespoon of baking powder, and 1 ½ teaspoons of salt.
Step 3: Combine everything
Add the dry ingredients into the yeast mixture along with 3 beaten eggs, 3 tablespoons of psyllium husk, and 1 ¼ cups of warm water. Mix everything together until it forms a dough-like consistency using an electric mixer for about two minutes.
Step 4: Let it rise
Once fully combined, let the bread dough rest for about 15 minutes. During this time, preheat your oven to 375°F(190°C). You can also line a loaf pan with parchment paper or grease it with oil in preparation for baking.
Step 5: Bake
Transfer the dough to the prepared pan and let it rise for another 30-45 minutes until it reaches about an inch above your loaf pan. Next, brush the top with some melted butter (or vegan alternative) before putting it into the oven to bake for about 40 minutes or until golden brown.
Step 6: Cool and store
Once finished, remove the bread from the oven and let it cool in the pan for about 10 minutes. After that, transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely before slicing. Store your wonderful gluten-free white bread in an airtight container in a cool dry place where it can last up to five days.
Now you can enjoy this delicious, soft and crusty sandwich bread that will leave you [wanting more].
: Enjoy your gluten-free homemade wonderful bread!
Substitutions and Variations
Looking to switch things up a bit? No problem, I’ve got you covered! Below are some easy substitutions and variations for this gluten-free white bread recipe.
– Flour Mix: The combination of flours used in this recipe works great, but if you can’t find all the ingredients or want to switch it up, feel free to experiment with other gluten-free flours. Rice flour, corn flour, and chickpea flour are all great options. Just be sure to adjust the amount of xanthan gum accordingly.
– Yeast: This recipe calls for active dry yeast, but instant yeast will work just as well. If you’re using instant yeast, you can add it directly to the dry ingredients without proofing it first.
– Eggs: For an egg-free version of this bread, try swapping the eggs out for flax eggs. To make 1 flax egg, mix 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed with 3 tablespoons of warm water and let it sit for a few minutes until it gels up.
– Dairy-Free: If you’re looking for a dairy-free option, simply swap the butter for a vegan butter or coconut oil. You can also use almond milk instead of cow’s milk in this recipe.
– Bread Machine: If you have a bread machine, you can use it to make this wonderful gluten-free bread recipe even easier! Simply add all of the ingredients to the bread machine pan in the order recommended by your machine’s manufacturer and use the gluten-free setting.
No matter what substitutions or variations you choose to make, remember that baking is all about experimentation. Don’t be afraid to try new things and see what works best for you!
Serving and Pairing
Now that you have baked yourself a loaf of wonderful Gluten Free White Bread, it’s time to enjoy it with your favorite toppings or as a side to a fantastic meal. This bread is incredibly versatile and pairs well with nearly anything. It’s the ideal choice for sandwiches, especially gluten-free sandwich recipes. The bread’s soft and crusty texture is perfect for making grilled cheese sandwiches, BLTs, PB&Js, tuna melts, and even eggs Benedict.
For breakfast, try pairing it with a delicious homemade jam or honey spread. You could also dip it in some boiled eggs or have toast with some vegan butter spread or cream cheese-style spread.
This bread is also great for dinner. Serve it alongside a warm bowl of soup or chili, along with some roasted veggies on the side. It’s also perfect for making croutons, breadcrumbs or stuffing!
This bread is best served at room temperature or slightly toasted to enhance its flavors. When serving this bread warm from the oven, use a serrated knife to slice through it without squashing its soft interior.
With its flexibility and versatility, there are endless possibilities when serving Gluten Free White Bread!
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
Congratulations! Now that you’ve made your wonderful gluten-free white bread, you may be wondering what to do with it. This bread is the perfect addition to any sandwich, toast or even on its own as a snack. Here’s how you can make the most of it.
If you’re short on time during the week, consider making the bread dough ahead of time. You can prepare the dough up until the second rise and then place it in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. This will slow down the yeast’s fermentation process and still allow you to bake a fresh loaf of bread when you’re ready. Just let the dough come to room temperature before baking as directed in the recipe.
This gluten-free white bread stays fresh for up to 4-5 days at room temperature in an air-tight container or ziplock bag. It’s important to keep it covered to prevent it from drying out. If you live in a humid climate, however, store it in the refrigerator instead to prevent mold growth.
If you prefer warm bread, simply take a slice and pop it in the toaster for a few minutes or heat it up in your oven at 350°F (175°C) for about 5 minutes until warm but not dried out. It’s crucial not to overheat this gluten-free bread because it can become dry and crumbly relatively quickly.
If you’re looking for long-term storage options, consider freezing your gluten-free white bread unsliced for up to three months. Slice it before defrosting, let it come to room temperature, and then reheat as desired.
With this guide, you can now make bread not only for immediate consumption but also have some left for future use!
Tips for Perfect Results
Are you looking for perfectly risen, crusty and soft gluten-free white bread? Look no further! Here are some tips to help you achieve the best results with this wonderful gluten-free white bread recipe.
1. Measure Ingredients Accurately:
Remember that baking, especially when it comes to gluten-free recipes, requires precise measurements. Even small variations in quantities can lead to significant differences in the final product. Always use measuring cups and spoons to measure ingredients accurately.
2. Use Xanthan Gum:
Xanthan gum is a crucial ingredient in gluten-free baking, as it acts as a binding agent that holds the bread together, giving it that lovely texture we all crave. Without xanthan gum, your bread might be crumbly and difficult to slice. Be sure not to skip or reduce its quantity.
3. Adjust Rising Time:
Gluten-free bread typically takes longer to rise than regular wheat bread since the gluten-free flours have a heavier texture. So, if you want your bread to have a light and airy texture, let it go through two full rises. This may take up to 45-60 minutes per rise.
4. Experiment with Flours:
Trying out different flour combinations is an excellent way to discover new flavors and textures for your bread. You can substitute some of the flours listed in the recipe with other gluten-free flours like rice flour, almond flour, or oat flour.
5. Add Some Psyllium Husk:
A sprinkle of psyllium husk will give your bread an even softer texture and prevent it from crumbling apart quickly. Add a tablespoon or two along with the other dry ingredients before mixing your dough.
6. Use an Instant-Read Thermometer:
Baking times vary depending on many factors, including oven temperature and altitude variations. To avoid over- or under-baking your bread, use an instant-read thermometer and make sure that the internal temperature reaches 205°F/96°C.
With these tips, you’re now ready to make the perfect gluten-free white bread. Remember that it might take some practice and experimentation to find the perfect combination of ingredients and flavors that work for you. But with patience, creativity, and a little bit of effort, your gluten-free white bread will be amazing every time!
Now that you have learned all about the wonderful gluten-free white bread recipe, it is time to address some of the most commonly asked questions. Whether you are new to gluten-free baking, or have been experimenting in the kitchen for a while, there may be a few questions that come to mind before getting started. In this section, I will provide answers to some of the frequently asked questions so that you can feel confident and prepared when trying out this recipe.
What is the secret to getting gluten-free bread to rise?
When making yeast bread, here’s a nifty trick to get your dough to rise perfectly before baking. Set your oven to 200º F and wait for it to reach the desired temperature. Once it’s ready, turn it off and place your un-raised bread into the warm oven along with a bowl of water. Cover your dough with an oiled parchment paper and let it rise according to the recipe’s instructions. So easy!
What gluten-free flour is best for bread?
Looking to make your go-to bread recipe gluten-free? Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free All Purpose Baking Flour can do just that. It’s a reliable alternative for regular bread flour, and works well in almost all recipes that traditionally call for wheat flour.
What is the best gluten-free flour to use with yeast?
When it comes to baking with yeast, buckwheat flour is an excellent choice for those avoiding gluten. Because buckwheat is naturally gluten-free, it doesn’t cause the unpleasant inflammation that can be associated with wheat flour. Its high starch content means that it can produce fluffy and pillowy bread and pastries, and its protein content helps with the rising process.
Why do you put vinegar in gluten-free bread?
When baking with gluten-free flour, it’s helpful to add a touch of acidity to the dough to make it fluffier. Apple cider vinegar is a commonly used acid and 4 tablespoons can be added for every 500 grams of flour. Don’t fret about the taste, it won’t be noticeable in the final product. If you want an even lighter texture, try adding a leavening agent like baking powder or cream of tartar.
In conclusion, this Wonderful Gluten Free White Bread Recipe is a total game changer for anyone who is looking for gluten-free, dairy-free, and delicious bread. Whether you’re gluten-intolerant or just trying to make healthier food choices, this recipe will blow your mind with its simplicity and amazing taste. Its soft texture and spongy crumb are perfect for slicing, toasting, or making delectable sandwiches.
By following the simple steps outlined in this recipe, you can make your own homemade wonderful bread using easy-to-find ingredients. With some basic knowledge of baking and cooking techniques and a little creativity, you can also vary the recipe by substituting ingredients or adding flavors to suit your preferences.
So, if you’ve been dreaming of a gluten-free sandwich bread that bends and squishes like regular bread without having that dense or sandy texture that many gluten-free breads have, use this recipe. Trust me; the result will be a perfectly crusty sandwich bread that tastes like heaven. By using this recipe, you can enjoy an artisan-style loaf of fresh-baked yeast bread without worrying about celiac disease or other dietary restrictions.
So let’s bake our way into full stomachs and happy hearts with this Wonderful Gluten Free White Bread Recipe!
Wonderful Gluten Free White Bread Recipe
- 1 1/4 cups warm water
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
- 1 1/3 cups rice flour
- 2/3 cup sorghum flour
- 1/2 cup potato starch
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- 3 eggs
- 1/3 cup oil
- 1 tablespoon xanthan gum
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- In a small bowl, combine water, sugar and yeast. Set aside until foamy, about 5-10 minutes.
- In the mixing bowl of a stand mixer, combine yeast mixture with remaining ingredients. Mix on medium speed for 2 minutes.
- Spoon into a greased loaf pan. Using the back of a wet spoon, smooth the top of the bread.
- Place in a warm place for 1 hour or until bread has risen just over the top of the loaf pan.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately remove bread from pan. Place on wire rack to cool.