Gluten-Free Sandwich Bread Gluten-Free Sandwich Bread

Photography: Jeff Coulson

This easy no-knead bread has great texture and a simple, pleasing flavour. Enjoy slices warm with butter or transform them into a grilled cheese, a hearty sandwich or French toast. The best part: The loaves freeze beautifully, so make extra to enjoy later.

  • Portion size 16 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: January 2014; previously in Canadian Living Magazine: May 2013

Ingredients

  • 1 cup tapioca starch
  • 1 cup brown rice flour
  • 3/4 cups potato starch
  • 3 tablespoons ground flaxseeds
  • 2 teaspoons quick rising dry yeast (instant)
  • 2 teaspoons xanthan gum
  • 3/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/3 cup milk warmed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon liquid honey
  • 2 teaspoons light-tasting olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar

Method

In large bowl, whisk together tapioca starch, brown rice flour, potato starch, flaxseeds, yeast, xanthan gum and salt.

Whisk together milk, eggs, honey, oil and vinegar. Pour over tapioca starch mixture; stir until well combined. Scrape into parchment paper–lined 8- x 4-inch (1.5 L) loaf pan; smooth top. Cover loosely with plastic wrap; let stand in warm draft-free place until loaf rises just above rim of pan, about 20 minutes.

Bake in 350ºF (180ºC) oven until light golden and cake tester inserted in centre comes out clean, about 1 hour. Transfer to rack; serve warm or let cool. (Make-ahead: Slice loaf; wrap in plastic wrap and freeze in resealable freezer bag for up to 1 month.)

Flavour Boosters

Cheese and Herb Sandwich Bread

Stir together 1 cup shredded extra-old Cheddar cheese, 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese and 2 tbsp chopped fresh thyme; set aside 1/4 cup for topping. After stirring wet ingredients into dryingredients, fold in remaining cheese mixture. Divide between pans as directed; sprinkle with reserved cheese mixture. Continue with recipe.

Rosemary and Garlic Sandwich Bread

After stirring wet ingredients into dry ingredients, fold in 2 tbsp minced fresh rosemary and 4 cloves garlic, pressed. Continue with recipe.

Cinnamon Raisin Sandwich Bread

After stirring wet ingredients into dry ingredients, fold in 1 1/2 cups raisins and 1 tbsp cinnamon. Continue with recipe.

Sun-Dried Tomato and Olive Sandwich Bread

After stirring wet ingredients into dry ingredients, fold in â…“ cup each finely chopped Kalamata olives and finely chopped drained oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes. Continue with recipe.

Nutritional facts Per slice: about

  • Fibre 1 g
  • Sodium 136 mg
  • Sugars 2 g
  • Protein 3 g
  • Calories 124.0
  • Potassium 90 mg
  • Cholesterol 25 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total carbohydrate 22 g

%RDI

  • Iron 4.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 9.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 4.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 2.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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