The bread machine is put out by WestBend and when I bought it off of Amazon the description said it has a specific gluten free setting but when it came and I looked at the book it was primarily just a basic bread setting. The first loaf I made with the machine was such a fiasco I got on the line and chewed on Amazon for awhile and they turned me over to the people who actually sold me that machine...no good there either cause if I can't read then it isn't their problem. Well that's more or less what she said!!!
Anyway here is the bread maker
|of course you can't expect the same hi-rise with gluten free bread as you get with gluten bread but I was hoping it would be higher then some of the breads I have made in the past.|
I wasn't real happy with the way the bread baked because it seemed to be over baked and when I cut into the loaf it was actually browner on one end then the other and whereas it didn't taste 'burned' it looked over done. The crust was a little chewy but overall the bread was tasty!
|Bread is a little brown and crusty!|
The bread when sliced shows a good 'bready' look and crumb. I still have issues getting over the eggy texture almost all gluten free bread has. I guess it is a choice between adding the egg or having a heavy dry loaf of bread. I will eventually get used to the egg!
Here is the recipe!
- 3 large eggs beat well
- 16 oz. lukewarm water, 90°F (1 cup + 2 tbsp.)
- 4 tbsp. melted butter or canola oil (do not use margarine)
- 1 tsp. cider vinegar
- 2 cups white rice flour
- ½ c sweet rice flour
- ¾ cup potato starch flour
- ½ cup tapioca flour
- ⅔ cup non-fat dry milk
- 3 tbsp. sugar
- ¼ c honey
- 1 tbsp. zanthan gum
- 1 ½ tsp. salt
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 2 tbsp. active dry yeastProof yeast by taking 8 oz water and sugar and put
yeast in it and let set 10 minutes.
Update: a friend just told me that you don't proof yeast in a bread machine you just throw it in and it does the rest...okay next time I will try that and see what the difference is. Think I will fiddle with some of the settings too!
- In mixing bowl thoroughly combine eggs, 8 oz lukewarm water, melted butter or oil and cider vinegar with a wire whisk or fork. Pour mixture into bread pan.
- Measure and blend together all dry ingredients, except yeast, with a whisk or fork. Place into bread pan on top of liquid ingredients. Add yeast mixture. on top of dry ingredients. Lock pan into bread maker.
- Program for Basic, Basic Rapid, or Basic Specialty bread setting, 1 ½ lb load size and Medium crust color. Press Start/Stop button to turn on. When mixing action begins, use a rubber scraper to assist in mixing for a few minutes. The machine will then mix the thick batter by itself. The mixture will not form into a ball of dough, but will be a thick batter that will take on a swirled appearance on surface after about 10 minutes of mixing. After mixing, the bread will go through the rise cycles and bake.
- When the bread is done, remove bread pan using oven mitts. Invert pan to remove loaf and cool completely on rack before slicing. This recipe makes about a 2 lb loaf of bread that will be about 5 inches high.