Granny’s Gluten-Free Oven Baked Bread

Ingredients:

3 ½ cups Namaste Foods Perfect Flour Blend (available at Costco)
½ cup cornstarch, arrowroot or tapioca starch
1 tsp. salt
1 ½ cups milk, any kind
1 T. cider vinegar
2 T. oil
2 T. honey
3 eggs (room temperature)
1 T. yeast
¼ cup warm water

Directions: Stir dry ingredients together in electric mixer bowl. Mix yeast in ¼ cup warm water and set aside for 5 minutes. Warm milk and add oil, honey and cider vinegar. Beat eggs and add to milk mixture. Add yeast mixture to milk mixture and blend. Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients and blend on medium speed with electric mixer for 3 minutes. Pour into well-greased loaf pan. Cover loosely with sprayed waxed paper, parchment paper, or plastic wrap and towel and let rise for 30-35 minutes in warm place. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cover loosely with foil tent to prevent over-browning and bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil and continue baking for another 35-40 minutes. Let cool completely.

Note: I warm my oven to 130 degrees, then turn off to provide a warm place for the rising. The rising takes about 30 to 35 minutes – I find it is important to let the bread cool completely before slicing or it will get squished! I use 2% or whole milk to give the bread body and flavor. There are other gluten-free flour blends—I have not tried them, but they may work in the recipe. For people who must be gluten-free, this bread is a great substitute for “real” bread. It is very tasty and people who are not gluten-free also like it. I have also added a cup and a fourth of shredded cheese to the recipe when I added the liquids to the dry ingredients.

From Namaste Foods and Ann Guthals

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