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Does anyone make their own gluten free bread?

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SpanielLedWeaning Sun 30-Oct-16 12:16:00

I'm on a low gluten diet as this helps with my ulcerative colitis.

Whilst the supermarket gf bread is ok, it's annoying paying so much for such a small loaf. So I thought I'd have a go at making my own.

I've tried various different recipes using my breadmaker (on the gluten free setting) and all have turned out like a solid lump of hard unrisen dough.

Anyone got any successful recipes or tips? I'd prefer bradmaker ones but willing to try baking in the oven. I'm hoping that once I have a successful recipe I can buy the ingredients in bulk and save money overall.

OnyK Sun 30-Oct-16 20:49:34

I tried to make gluten free pizza dough. I failed!

anotherdayanothersquabble Sun 30-Oct-16 21:03:56

I have tried loads. I like the multi seed loaf on page. I don't eat grains or yeast so am limited as to what substitutes I can use. I didn't always avoid other grains or yeast but never really found one I wanted to make again and again. If you are also sensitive to seeds, you can soak them overnight first. I use chestnut flour instead of buckwheat, I prefer the colour and taste.

WhatHaveIFound Mon 31-Oct-16 08:58:15

I have tried various recipes and they've all failed. It's almost impossible to make a decent GF loaf of bread.

If you're able to tolerate spelt then i find this recipe sucessful when using spelt flour. You need 500g though, otherwise the recipe is too wet.

canihaveacoffeeplease Mon 31-Oct-16 09:08:59

I'm not GF but am a chef and have tried some truly awful GF breads and other GF products. Our baker (Barnetts in Anstruther) have recently started doing an NGCI bread (can't call in GF as don't make it in a separate kitchen, but do everything to minimise cross contamination). This bread is absolutely fantastic, by far the best I've ever tasted, you really honestly can't tell its gluten free, and it's absolutely delicious. It is now the only Gf bread we use in all our outlets. I will ask for the recipe and report back ( or go shop here if you're anywhere near Fife...probably unlikely though!).

On another note, I've heard the GF bread in the River Cottage Gluten free book is pretty decent, but haven't tried it.

plimsolls Mon 31-Oct-16 09:18:00

I have And it was always fine. Used the gf setting on the bread maker. Doves farm flour. Haven't done it for a while so can't remember for sure but probably used recipe either in bread maker manual (was Panasonic one and manual is available as pdf online) or on back of flour packet.

Agree with pp that spelt & gf mix can also be delicious.

JoeyBrummie Mon 31-Oct-16 12:21:45

Hi Canihaveacoffeeplease I would be really keen to see the recipe from your baker too, please. I also struggle to nake nice gf bread and would really appreciate tbe recipe. Thanks.

SpanielLedWeaning Mon 31-Oct-16 20:31:56

Thanks for the feedback everyone. I seem to struggle to get any rise into the loaf at all. I tried my first oven version yesterday and it was better but not great - luckily I eat most bread as toast so it's not too bad to eat.

coffeplease I am in the midlands so would love the recipe please.

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