Prep 1 hr 30 mins
Cook 30 hrs
This is a very simple yeast bread recipe from Allergy Cooking With Ease, with no other flours than oat flour (grind oats in your blender). It turned out a little like a sponge bread in texture, but had a nice flavor and did not crumble when slicing. Has a bit of a sweet flavor (I used honey). I have tried a few gluten free breads, and this one turned out great on the first try. Didn't rise as much as I liked, but I'm wondering if that's because I used regular yeast, not quick-rise.
- 1 1⁄2 cups warm water (115 )
- 1⁄2 cup date sugar or 3 ounces raw honey
- 1 (1/4 ounce) package fast rise yeast or 2 1⁄4 teaspoons yeast
- 2 3⁄4 cups oat flour (gluten free, if preferred)
- 2 1⁄4 teaspoons guar gum
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons oil
- oatmeal (optional)
- Mix together the warm water, sugar or honey and yeast and let themixture stand for abotu 10 minutes or until foamy.
- Stir together the dry ingredients in a large stand mixer bowl; Add the yeast mixture and oil and beat the dough for 3 minutes at medium speed.
- Scrape the dough from the beaters and sides into the bottom of the bowl and cover the bowl with a towel.
- Let rise in a warm place for 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
- Beat the dough again for 3 minutes.
- Oil an 8x4-inch loaf pan and coat the inside with oatmeal. Put dough in the pan and allow to rise in a warm place for about 20 minutes, or unitl it barely doubles.
- Preheat oven to 350° F and bake the loaf for about 75 minutes, loosely covering with foil after the first 15 minutes to prevent excessive browning.
I followed the recipe and found it very sticky as well. I did add some savory items (sundried tomatoes and rosemary). I used the fast-rise yeast as well. It did rise and then I transferred ti to my loaf pans and cooked it. I guess I should have let it rise in the loaf pans. It was heavy and flat. I'll keep tweaking...
I was drawn to the recipe because it is gluten free, egg-free and lactose free. It was simple enough to put together, except the dough was rather sticky to handle. On this account i was skeptical. However the bread turned out very nicely, not breaking and very sponge like as mentioned. I used fast rise yeast and it also didnt rise too much so i dont think the type of yeast makes the different. The only thing I didnt like was the sweet taste, its rather overpowering. I will cut the amount of sugar into half next time. I used dark brown organic sugar.