Fat Free French Bread (Gluten Free)

READY IN: 1hr 40mins
SERVES: 5
YIELD: 1 loaf
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2
    cups gluten-free flour (2 parts rice flour, 2/3 part potato starch, 1/3 part tapioca flour)
  • 2
    tablespoons gluten-free flour (same as mix above)
  • 2 12
    teaspoons xanthan gum
  • 1 12
    teaspoons sugar
  • 1
    teaspoon salt
  • 2
  • 1
    teaspoon vinegar or 1 teaspoon dough enhancer
  • 2
    egg whites (room temperature)
  • 1 12
    cups warm water (110-115 degrees)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Place 2 egg whites in a bowl and leave out so they will come up to room temperature.
  • Spray non-stick cooking spray on a French bread pan (or curve a doubled piece of aluminum foil into the shape of a loaf as long as a cookie sheet). Also spray a sheet of plastic wrap that is the length of your pan and set aside.
  • Warm 1.5 cups of water by placing it in the microwave on high for a minute.
  • In an electric mixer bowl, whisk together flours, xanthan gum, sugar, salt and yeast.
  • Add the vinegar, egg whites and water and beat at medium speed for 3 minutes.
  • Use a strong rubber spatula to transfer dough into prepared pan, smoothing the top. Dough will be very thick and sticky. Place the plastic wrap, sprayed-side down, loosely over the dough. Let rise in a warm and moist place for 15 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Bake for 1 hour. Turn oven down to 350 and bake an additional 15 minutes.
  • Enjoy it hot and crusty out of the oven by tearing off pieces, or let cool and cut into slices.
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