There really is nothing nicer than waking up to the fresh scent of bread, right? However, when Gluten free bread is another matter. My husband can only eat Gluten free bread, we don’t all eat the same due to the cost and quite frankly it isn’t all that nice. But, that is all about to change. For Real Bread Week, we’ve teamed up with Sage Appliances and we have been using their fabulous Sage Appliances Custom Loaf Pro bread maker to make our very own Gluten Free Bread.
Ingredients for a Gluten Free Loaf:-
520ml of Luke warm water
80ml of Vegetable Oil
3 large Eggs
1 teaspoon White Vinegar
500 grams Gluten Free Flour
2 teaspoons Xanthan Gum
3 teaspoons White Sugar
1 1/4 teaspoons Salt
3 teaspoons dry yeast
This is the Gluten Free flour that I used. There are many different varieties out there, this was just the one we could get at the time. If the results vary from flour to flour, I will update this as I go so do check back.
Our resident chef Tyler got to work on adding the ingredients. Using a bread maker it’s all about layering the ingredients. The liquid ones go in first, then the dry ones.
The water, oil, eggs and vinegar go in first. Next add in the salt, sugar, flour and Xanthan gum. The final ingredient on the top is the yeast.
Then it’s time to transfer the tin to the Custom Loaf Pro for baking.
What I love about the Custom Loaf Pro is that it has a Gluten Free setting and you can set it for the size of loaf and the darkness of the crust.
Select Gluten Free, it takes about 2 hours and 45 minutes to bake. It will beep when it’s time to add in any additional ingredients through the seeds and nut dispenser. When it does that, continue with the cycle, but use a spatula to make sure the flour, etc is mixing together. Close and continue until ready.
It looks and tastes amazing. The kids loved it and we will be making it again and again. It wasn’t overly heavy and doughy that I’ve had when making Gluten Free bread in the past. This was just like normal bread you’d make which pleased Robert very much. It is one of the things he misses most about not being about to have gluten is the bread. Now he can have tasty bread and we can enjoy it with him. We ate this with just some butter and Robert has this the next day for lunch at work with some ham and cheese. He is very impressed. And on day three it’s still fresh. Do watch this space for my review of the Sage Appliances Custom Loaf Pro. The Sage by Heston Blumenthal The Custom Loaf Bread Maker is available at John Lewis with £50 off just now if you fancy one yourself.
Disclosure: I have been sent the Custom Loaf Pro by Sage Appliances for the purpose of this blog post. I get to keep the bread maker, but all views expressed are my own.