Gluten free bread you can get behind
As a gluten free-er, a seriously good, homemade bread can be agonizing. I typically spend a lot of time/money/energy on making a bread that ultimately disappoints. It ends up too dense, too crumbly, doesn't rise, flavorless, dry, chewy, burnt, and many more undesirable outcomes. Part of it is my fault. There are some really beautiful recipes out there that probably make wonderful bread but I'm too lazy to measure 4 different types of GF flour and I don't own things like guar gum or Expandex. Maybe some day I will, but for now I'm always in search of the good, the gluten free, and the easy. Enter Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Hearty Whole Grain Bread Mix. This bread is so tasty and the texture is wonderful. It's reminiscent of pumpernickel and is packed with whole grains and seeds like caraway, sesame, and sunflower. It uses garbanzo bean flour, potato starch, cornstarch, whole grain sorghum flour, tapioca flour, fava bean flour, potato flour, whole grain buckwheat and whole grain teff. This unique blend of flours makes it an excellent source of protein, dietary fiber, vitamin B6, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, thiamine, riboflavin, and niacin. This bread makes you feel energized and nourished, not deflated, like some breads can do. If I was going to go hiking for a week, I’d make sure to have plenty of this bread on hand.
Most importantly, it's easy. Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Hearty Whole Grain Bread Mix comes in a bag with all of these ingredients measured and blended for you. It also comes with a packet of active dry yeast so the only additional ingredients needed are warm water, 2 eggs, oil, and cider vinegar. No bread machine necessary.
Resist the urge to eat this right out of the oven and wait until it cools completely to slice. This helps to maintain the texture and shape.