By Emily Elizabeth on March 08, 2009
Photo by **Tinkerbell**
Photo by **Tinkerbell**
"This authentic tasting French Bread has a thick crusty outside and a soft inside. It is great for sandwiches, garlic bread and dipping in pasta sauces or olive oil. My husband loves this bread even better than regular French Bread. I got this recipe from Bette Hagman's book, "The Gluten-Free Gourmet Cooks Fast and Healthy." It has only lasted up to 4 days in my house so far, due to being eaten, but I keep it in the fridge and it stays crusty and delicious! SUPPLIES: You will need non-stick cooking spray, plastic wrap, a rubber spatula and either a French bread pan or aluminum foil."
Serving Size: 1 (92 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 5
"Fabulous French bread! I made a strong form out of aluminum foil to cradle the dough & help encourage it to rise up instead of falling flat. We were amazed at how tall this recipe rose and at the ultimate texture! The outside crust is nice and crusty, while the inside is light and airy. The closest we've been to non-gluten free French bread! My only problem with it was my oven must cook a little hotter, as at about 45 minutes it was already plenty browned so I put a piece of foil over the top & continued to bake for the posted times. I will probably adjust the timing next time to see if I can't end up with a lighter crust. We made this for Christmas Eve dinner and used it for garlic bread. Thanks for posting, Emily Elizabeth! :)"
"Wonderful French bread!! Unluckily my aluminium foil construction collapsed, so the bread spread to kind of ciabatta, but I don't mind at all - it tastes terrific!! I added some fiber husks, too, to enhance the dough, which worked great, and I had to use arrowroot starch instead of potato starch, but otherwise made as suggested. Thanks for posting - I'm going to buy a French bread pan to make this again :) Made for Healty Choices Tag Game."
"FINALLY a good french bread substitute. I made a 1/2 a batch just to try and it's the first GF bread that hasn't fallen after I took it out of the oven. It had a rise in the oven too and smelled like real wheat bread when it was baking. It doesn't have a lot of flavor but the texture is great and the crust really crusty. I tried using it for Brushetta and it worked great. I can see this being a good bread for french toast, french dip bread or even to make stuffing or bread pudding. Thanks for sharing this recipe.
UPDATE: After making this numerous times, I realized the last time I forgot to put a pan of hot water in the oven, without it was very hard crusted. With, a really nice one. So don't forget the water or pan with ice cubes."
"This bread does not stay around very long at my house! All three adults in the house are G-Free (Type II diabetes & celiac disease) and this is a great replacement for French Bread. We made Bruschetta with it - and everyone enjoyed it! Even my 3yr old nephew loves it with a little rosemary mixed in - Yummy!! :)"
"Wonderful thick crust on the outside and soft on the inside! The texture was amazing, but I found it a bit bland and the flavour wasn't amazing. I'll try again with other GF flour blends and see how it turns out!"