Effortless Gluten Free Bread at Home
This Convection Bread Machine from Cuisinart is an amazing appliance to create healthy breads at home. It is very easy to use and even has special settings for low-carb and gluten-free recipes. It is a great choice for those of you following special diets or anyone who enjoys fresh bread at home!
Last week I posted a picture of my new bread machine on our Facebook page as I attempted to make gluten-free bread for the first time. I felt like a mad scientist assembling all the special flours, starches and even xanthan gum! (Isn’t that one of those wild ingredients Richard Blais uses on Top Chef?!) The readers were so excited to hear more about the recipe, so I wanted to share it with all of you today.
I found most of the ingredients at my local health food store to make the Gluten-Free Hazelnut Bread, one of the recipes included with the Bread Machine.
One of the most important parts of using a bread machine is to follow the directions exactly! You need to “layer” the ingredients in the pan in the proper order for the bread to mix, rise and bake correctly. The machine also allows you to select your preference for the crust – light, medium or dark. When I first tested out the machine I selected “medium” but it still came out a bit dark for my taste. For this gluten-free recipe I used the “light” setting. Give it a try and see which setting you prefer!
I was thrilled with the end result! The texture was very nice and the bread cut beautifully. I can’t wait to try more recipes from the Cuisinart Recipe Booklet. Traditional, low-carb, gluten-free – they all sound fantastic!
(Large 2-lb loaf)
1 1/2 cups low fat milk
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, 1/2 inch pieces at room temperature
4 tablespoons maple syrup
2 large eggs, at room temperature
1 teaspoon cider vinegar
2 teaspoons salt
1 3/4 cups brown rice flour
1 cup cornstarch
1 cup potato starch
1/2 cup tapioca flour
1/2 cup amaranth flour
1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts
2 1/4 teaspoons xanthan gum
1 1/4 teaspoons gelatin
2 1/4 teaspoons yeast, active dry, instant or bread machine
Add the milk, butter, maple syrup, eggs and cider vinegar to the bread pan fitted with the kneading paddle. Stir the remaining ingredients together, except the yeast, in a separate mixing bowl to incorporate and then add to the bread pan. Add yeast to the bread pan last. Place the bread pan in the Cuisinart Convection Bread Maker. Press Menu and select Gluten Free. Select dough size (this recipe is for a 2 lb loaf). Press Start to mix, knead, rise and bake. While the dough is kneading, scrape the sides of the bread pan with a rubber spatula to fully incorporate ingredients. When cycle is completed, remove bread from machine and transfer to a wire rack to cool. Bread slices best when allowed to cool.
Nutritional Information per serving (1 ounce):
Calories 117 (24% from fat), carbohydrates 20 g, protein 2 g, fat 3 g, saturated fat 1 g, cholesterol 14 mg, sodium 158 mg, calcium 23 mg, fiber 1 g
(Also, if anyone is doing the new Points Plus on Weight Watchers, this is 3 Points Plus per serving.)
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