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January 20, 2011 - This is a great recipe! It's time consuming, but easy and it produces a soft, dense, closed crumb bread. I followed the recipe exactly, including using the baking stone and water in the broiler pan. After mixing, the dough was similar to a quick bread batter. After rising, it was a pliable texture, somewhat like thick pudding, that could be manipulated with a spatula. I spooned the dough into the pans with a large ice cream scoop and then smoothed the tops with a spatula. The rolls I didn't smooth out, baked in exactly the shape I put them in the oven with; little peaks and valleys and all. ;) This recipe made one 9x5 loaf, a 12-cup muffin tin and a 6-cup mini heart-shaped cake pan. I was having a bit of fun! ;) The bread was delicious with a bowl of homemade tomato basil soup and I think it'll make a great panzanella. The second day the bread smells a little more like a yeast dough, but I can also detect the slightest hint of applesauce. It's a great recipe to accompany soups and stews or to use for homemade croutons and breadcrumbs. Thanks so much for posting these gluten-free artisan bread recipes, Demelza. The hardest part of a gluten-free diet is missing the taste and texture of wheat flour breads. :) UPDATE: January 22, 2011 - I sliced up the loaf of this bread yesterday and made grilled cheese sandwiches for lunch. I was feeding 4 gluten-free eaters & two of them are very picky eaters. It took some convincing to get them to try the homemade bread, but one bite & they were ordering up two sandwiches each! Then they asked if they could take the rest of the loaf home with them; which of course, I gladly wrapped up and sent it. :) If you are newly gluten-free and feeling down about the loss of wheat breads, please give this recipe, and others posted by this chef, a try. You will quickly forget what you think you're missing! After 3 days the bread is still moist and soft. It doesn't fall apart and crumble in your hands like store-bought GF bread tends to. :)

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