Gluten Free Farmhouse Sourdough "whole Wheat" Bread
photo by Papagayita
- Ready In:
- 1hr 40mins
1 large loaf
- To make teff starter: combine equal amounts of teff flour and distilled or bottled water in a large bowl, stir well, cover with a dishtowel and sit in a warmish spot. Teff should bubble slightly right away. If it doesn't you can add a tiny bit of yeast. Be sure not to use tap water as the chlorine in most tap waters will kill off the yeast. I often start with 1/2 cup of teff. Feed once or twice a day, stirring with a clean fork and recovering just like a sourdough starter. You can use this to make injera. The longer you let it ferment the more sour it gets-just like sourdough starters. It should be slightly bubbly and sour smelling. Separation is normal. Just stir together before using.
- Combine oat flour, gluten free flour, dry teff, salt, and arrowroot powder in a large mixing bowl.
- In a large measuring cup or mixing bowl, combine water, teff starter, yeast, sugar, oil, psyllium husks, and ground chia. Stir well to combine and let sit 2-3 minutes.
- Whisk wet ingredients again and then pour into dry ingredients. Mix together with a large mixing spoon until combined.
- Optional: turn out on a floured surface and knead, adding oat flour as needed until dough holds together and isn't too sticky. I don't usually knead.
- Place dough in a large oiled bowl or onto parchment paper. Roughly shape into a loaf form. Cover with a damp towel and let rise in a warm place for 30-40 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Once bread has risen, move to baking sheet and cut a shallow tic-tac-toe patter into the top. Optional-scatter poppy and sesame seeds on top.
- Bake at 400 for about 40 minutes. Let cool completely before cutting into it.
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