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Greetings, fair and noble readers! Thy quest for delectable and wholesome sustenance hath led thee here, and I am most honored to guide thee to a recipe of grandeur. Fear not, for this recipe of which I speak is none other than the scrumptious Foolproof Gluten Free French Bread! Allow me to enchant thee with its wondrous features.

What secret lies behind the success of this bread, thou may asketh? It is but a combination of four ingredients that will lift thee closer to heaven – yeast, salt, warm water, and a great flour blend which thou canst easily acquire. This divine treat is gluten-free and dairy-free – perfect for those with dietary restrictions or thine desire for a healthier lifestyle.

If thou jousts the notion that gluten-free equals tastelessness, let this bread be thy champion in thy crusade against such beliefs. With its crispy crust and chewy texture, it shall surely charm any tongue with its flavor. Plus, the unreal aroma that wafts from thy oven as it bakes shall have thy neighbors or roommates at thy door in haste.

Allow me to certify that this is a recipe suited to all palates and skill levels. Whether thou art an experienced baker or one who hast never crossed a kitchen threshold before, the process shall be nothing short of effortless. With thy faithful hands, ye shall shape the dough as though it were to be your greatest masterpiece.

Come and join me on this gastronomic journey, dive into the world of Foolproof Gluten Free French Bread! Once thou hast prepared it, let me know thy thoughts in the comments below. Do not miss out on this delightful opportunity!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Yummy Foolproof Gluten Free French Bread!
Yummy Foolproof Gluten Free French Bread!

Hear me, fair and esteemed readers! Behold, I present to you the recipe you never knew you needed! This gluten-free French bread recipe is a wonder that will leave your taste buds singing with joy, your eyes shining in delight and your heart melting with happiness.

Why, you may ask? Dear friends, let me tell thee. This bread recipe is not only gluten-free, but also dairy-free – perfect for those who suffer from intolerances or have chosen a lifestyle without animal products. It is easy-to-make and foolproof, and even has an artisanal touch that will make you feel like a professional baker – without having to leave the comfort of thy own kitchen.

What secret doth this recipe hold, you may ask? Just four ingredients – gluten-free flour blend, active dry yeast, warm water, and a pinch of salt. And yet, it yields a crusty exterior and soft interior that is reminiscent of the finest French baguette.

Thou may wonder how this be possible – with the magic of xanthan gum and potato starch. These ingredients act as a replacement for gluten in traditional bread recipes and lend structure to the dough. Combined with arrowroot powder, baking powder and psyllium husk powder, we have created a flour blend that can be used across various recipes as it lends elasticity to doughs and batters.

But wait, there’s more! For those who love to experiment with flavors, this recipe can be easily customized with additions such as chopped herbs or garlic for savory loaves or honey for sweeter ones. Even vegan options can be within reach by replacing honey with maple syrup!

So there you have it – an artful delight that meets various dietary needs while retaining all the flavorful notes of traditional gluten-filled French Bread. Give it a try and thou shalt not be disappointed!

Ingredient List

 Dig into a warm and crusty slice of gluten-free French bread!
Dig into a warm and crusty slice of gluten-free French bread!

Gluten-Free Flour Blend

  • 500g Gluten-Free Flour Blend (You can use any brand or make your own mixture).
  • 2 tablespoons (10g) Xanthan Gum OR Guar Gum

Dry Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon (12g) Active Dry Yeast
  • 1 tablespoon (12g) Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons (14g) Salt
  • 1 tablespoon (4g) powdered milk

Wet Ingredients

  • 2 cups warm water
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) Vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon (21 g) Honey OR Sugar
  • 1/4 cup melted butter OR Dairy-Free Butter

Optional Starches

  • ¼ cup Tapioca starch
  • ¼ cup Potato starch
  • ¼ cup Arrowroot starch

Note: You can modify the starches according to your preference but it will affect the texture of the bread.

The Recipe How-To

 Say goodbye to dense and crumbly gluten-free bread with this foolproof recipe.
Say goodbye to dense and crumbly gluten-free bread with this foolproof recipe.

Step 1: Mix the dry ingredients

To start with this yum-based gluten-free French bread recipe, we need to combine in a bowl, 2 cups of the finest gluten-free flour blend, 3 teaspoons of baking powder, 1 teaspoon of guar gum and 1 teaspoon of salt. We recommend using a flour with a neutral flavor that does not alter the flavor of the bread, such as rice flour or potato starch.

Step 2: Prepare the yeast mixture

In a separate bowl, prepare a yeast mixture by combining half a cup of warm water (40 degrees Celsius), 2 tablespoons of sugar, and one packet of instant yeast. Stir mixture and leave it for five minutes or until it becomes foamy at the top. Add in 1 tablespoon of honey for richness in flavor

Step 3: Combine the two mixtures

Combine these two mixtures gradually using an electric mixer, for two minutes or until it forms into one nice dough. This will smell like fresh out-of-the-oven bread that’s crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. It is so satisfying!

Step 4: Dough rest time

Place dough into a clean bowl greased with butter+ arrowroot and cover it up while you wait for one hour or more – or till it doubles its volume.

Step 5: Bread rising time

Preheat oven to 390 F (200 C). Place your dough/barrage/tranche onto a sheet pan/oven tray lined with parchment paper. With quick and deliberate movements score your bread to your liking to cut incisions so that air can escape during baking Bake bread for about half an hour until it turns golden brown

Step 6: Now enjoy!

Take out yummy foolproof gluten-free French Bread out from the oven & let cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Slice it up and serve with butter or jam, roast beef, turkey or salmon like a French Peasant!

Substitutions and Variations

 Impress your guests with homemade gluten-free French bread that tastes just like the real thing.
Impress your guests with homemade gluten-free French bread that tastes just like the real thing.

Friends, lend me your ears! For those who want to experiment with the recipe and hone their creative skills in the kitchen, I present to you some substitutions and variations for this yummy foolproof gluten-free French bread recipe.

Firstly, if you are allergic to dairy, butter can be substituted with dairy-free alternatives like coconut oil or vegan butter. Similarly, powdered milk can be substituted with almond or soy milk powder. And if you’re looking for an egg-free version, replace the powdered milk with psyllium husk powder.

Now let’s talk about flours. The flour blend used in this recipe is made up of potato starch, arrowroot and tapioca flour. However, you can also use other gluten-free flours such as brown rice flour or oat flour. Another great ingredient to add to your gluten-free flour blend is guar gum, which acts as a binder similar to xanthan gum.

For those who want to try a more savory version of this bread, add some herbs like rosemary or thyme to the dough mixture. Or you could sprinkle some sesame seeds or poppy seeds on top of the bread before baking for some added crunch.

And if you’re feeling adventurous and have a bread machine at home, go ahead and set it up according to the instructions on the package and use this recipe for an easy gluten-free French baguette.

Remember that these are just suggestions for substitutions and variations. So go ahead and play around with different ingredients and techniques to create your own signature gluten-free French bread recipes.

Let us quaff wine and break bread as we share our culinary creations with one another!

Serving and Pairing

 Sink your teeth into this fluffy and airy bread that's perfect for sandwiches and toast.
Sink your teeth into this fluffy and airy bread that’s perfect for sandwiches and toast.

Thou hast crafted a gluten-free French bread recipe that is not only yummy foolproof, but also absolutely delightful to serve and pair with various dishes. Allow me to guide thee through some magnificent serving and pairing suggestions.

When I feasted upon this gluten-free French bread, I could imagine myself in a beautiful bakery in France. The crust of the bread is crisp, while the crumb has an airy texture. Therefore, it is ideal to serve this artisan bread as an accompaniment to soups, stews, and salads. It would also make an excellent addition to a charcuterie board when paired with cheeses and cured meats.

Furthermore, if thou art searching for a wonderful breakfast spread, slice this French bread into toast and enjoy it with your favourite jams, jellies or butter; especially dairy-free butter since thy recipe caters to dairy intolerant tummies.

Another fantastic use of the gluten-free French bread is turning it into croutons for salads or soups. Thou canst easily customize the flavour by adding in different herbs and spices.

Finally, if thou art hosting a dinner party, dazzle thy guests by serving this gluten-free French bread alongside heartier main dishes such as roasted meats or vegetable gratins. Trust me; this bread can hold its weight against any hearty dish.

Pairing suggestion: For an authentic French experience, pair this gluten-free French bread with a traditional pea soup or freshly made ratatouille. You’ll be whisked away to France without leaving your kitchen!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Who says gluten-free can't be delicious? Try this French bread recipe and prove them wrong!
Who says gluten-free can’t be delicious? Try this French bread recipe and prove them wrong!

Oh, the agony of having freshly baked bread and not being able to eat it all at one go! Fret not, for I have some fantastic recommendations for how to make the most of your gluten-free French bread!

Firstly, you can fully prepare the dough a day in advance and keep it in the fridge until you are ready to bake your loaf. As with most free bread recipes, you can also store your baked loaf in an airtight container or bag in the fridge for up to a week, or in the freezer for up to three months!

When you need to reheat your loaf, preheat your oven to approximately 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius), wrap your bread tightly in foil, and place it inside. Reheat for ten minutes or until heated through. It is important not to use a microwave, as this will cause the bread to dry out and become tough.

If reheating an entire loaf sounds like too much effort, then simply freeze pre-sliced portions and take out as needed. You can defrost individual slices either in the fridge overnight or by popping them in the toaster.

What secret treasures lie within this 89137 gluten-free flour blend? Well, let me tell you that it contains psyllium husk which gives an elasticity that is hard to come by with gluten-free flours. This lovely ingredient assists with the rise of a light and fluffy bread while adding fiber and nutrients for good digestion.

With these tips at hand, you’ll be able to enjoy bakery-quality French bread over and over again without sacrificing taste or texture!

Tips for Perfect Results

 The smell of freshly baked bread is one of life's simple pleasures.
The smell of freshly baked bread is one of life’s simple pleasures.

In order to ensure that your gluten-free French bread turns out perfectly, it is important to follow a few key tips. These tips will help you create a crusty and chewy loaf of bread that is full of flavor.

1. Use the right flour blend

The key to ensuring that your gluten-free French bread turns out perfectly is to use the right flour blend. Look for a blend that includes xanthan gum or guar gum, which helps to bind the ingredients together.

2. Let the dough rise twice

When making gluten-free bread, it is important to let the dough rise twice. This allows the yeast to fully activate and also helps to develop the gluten-free flour. Be patient and give your bread plenty of time to rise before baking.

3. Add vinegar

Adding vinegar to your recipe can help to improve the texture of gluten-free bread. This is especially true if you are using rice flour or another flour that tends to be gritty.

4. Use warm water

When activating yeast, it is important to use warm water (not hot). This helps to activate the yeast and encourages it to grow, resulting in fluffy and delicious bread.

5. Bake on a pizza stone

For extra crispy crust, try baking your gluten-free French bread on a pizza stone instead of a baking sheet. The stone absorbs heat and helps to create a crispy crust.

6. Brush with butter

Brushing your loaf of bread with melted butter before baking can help it achieve that golden brown color and crispy texture so desired in French bread.

By following these tips, you can create a beautiful loaf of gluten-free French bread that rivals any traditional loaf made with wheat flour.


Hark! Thou may have some doubts regarding the ingredients or the process used in this gluten-free French bread recipe. Allow me to assuage thy worries with some frequently asked questions and their answers. Read on, dear foodie, and quell thy perplexities.

What is the secret to getting gluten-free bread to rise?

Let me share with you a clever way to make your yeast breads rise beautifully before baking them. First, preheat your oven to 200º F and switch it off when it reaches the desired temperature. Now, place your un-raised bread into the heated oven with an oiled parchment sheet on top, and add a bowl of water to the oven. Allow your dough to rise according to your recipe’s instructions using this technique.

What is the best gluten free flour substitute for bread flour?

Are you searching for a solution to make your beloved bread recipe gluten-free? Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free All Purpose Baking Flour could be the answer you’re looking for. This versatile flour alternative can replace traditional wheat flour in most bread recipes.

What is the secret of French bread?

To truly be considered a traditional bread recipe, it can only consist of four basic ingredients: flour, water, salt, and either yeast or a leavening agent. Any additional additives, preservatives or fillers are strictly not allowed. Additionally, the bread must be prepared at the location where it will be served.

Why do you put vinegar in gluten-free bread?

When preparing gluten-free flour, it’s helpful to add an acid like apple cider vinegar. This will lighten the dough and enhance its texture. You can add up to 4 tablespoons of acid for every 500 grams of flour. Additionally, adding a packet of baking powder or cream of tartar to the flour mixture can further lighten a yeast dough. Don’t worry, the addition of these ingredients won’t affect the taste of the final product.

Bottom Line

And thus, dear readers, I urge you to give this yummy foolproof gluten-free French bread recipe a try. It’s easy to make, requires minimal ingredients and is free of gluten, dairy and any other artificial additives. With just a few adjustments and substitutions, you can even make it vegan-friendly!

Not only will this bread satisfy your hunger pangs, but it will also fill your senses with its delightful aroma and crusty texture. It goes well with soups, salads, sandwiches or even served plain with a generous slather of butter or honey.

By using the right flour blend, xanthan gum, warm water, vinegar and sugar for your bread dough and following the recipe instructions carefully, you will be able to achieve bakery quality results at home. Trust me; your taste buds will thank you for it!

So what are you waiting for? Dust off your baking pans, put on your apron and get ready to experience the joy of baking gluten-free French bread like a pro. Don’t forget to share this recipe with your friends and family too!

Yummy Foolproof Gluten Free French Bread!

Yummy Foolproof Gluten Free French Bread! Recipe

From Cooking Free by Carol Fenster. This turned out great, even in a regular bread pan. Crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. Carol says: "Put this in a cold oven for a crisp crust and nice texture. If this doesn't work in your oven, let the bread rise until level with top of pan; then bake in preheated 425° F oven for 25-30 minutes. Use a pan specially designed for French bread." It is critical to cool bread completely before slicing and is easier to slice with electric knife. This is a quicker bread because you don't have to let it rise before baking.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine French
Calories 45.1 kcal


  • 1 tablespoon sugar or 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons active dry yeast
  • 1 1/4 cups warm water (110 F)
  • 2 cups gluten-free flour (see $notetemplate1$)
  • 1 cup potato starch or 1 cup arrowroot
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1 teaspoon guar gum
  • 1/4 cup powdered milk (cow, rice or soy)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon Earth Balance margarine or 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1 egg white, beaten for wash (optional)


  • In bowl, dissolve sugar and yeast in warm water and set aside for 5 minutes, or until yeast foams.
  • Grease French bread pan or line with parchment paper.
  • In bowl of a Bosch or Kitchen Aid mixer, combine ingredients, except the egg wash, then add the yeast mixture.
  • Beat on low speed to blend; beat on high speed for 2minutes, stirring down sides with spatula. Dough will be soft.
  • Divide dough in half on the prepared pan. Smooth each half into 12-inch-long logs with wet spatula.
  • Brush with egg wash for glossier crust, if desired. Make 3 diagonal slashes (1/8 inch deep) in each loaf so steam can escape during baking.
  • Place immediately on the middle rack of a COLD oven. Set the temperature at 425° F and bake for 30-35 minutes, until nicely browned.
  • Remove bread from pan; cool completely on wire rack before slicing with electric knife. Makes 2 loaves.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 33gCalories: 45.1kcalCarbohydrates: 8.4gProtein: 2gFat: 0.5gSaturated Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 1.6mgSodium: 193.9mgFiber: 0.7gSugar: 1.6g
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