That being said I know that if we are going to make this transition I MUST find a bread recipe that will work for us. I did some searching to find paleo bread recipes and decided to start out by trying this one....
I didn't follow her recipe exactly, I didn't have brown rice flour for the flour blend, only white rice flour but I decided to go ahead anyway. I also didn't have egg replacer powder, I added a Tablespoon of potato starch instead at that step. I also used 2% milk instead of powdered milk and just subtracted from the water.
Here is my version: Which still needs to be tweaked based on my results
Rice Flour Blend
Makes 4 cups
1⅓ cups rice flour
1⅓ cups tapioca flour
1⅓ cups cornstarch
1 tablespoon potato flour
Mix this up together, I put it in a canister and shook it up.
Jillee’s Gluten-Free Bread That Doesn’t SuckThis is her recipe, with my changes in the side in parentheses... She has lots of good info on her blog. Ingredients:
4 cups Brown Rice Flour Blend (remember her recipe uses brown rice flour, I used regular)
1 tablespoon xanthum gum
1 tablespoon gluten free egg replacement (I subbed potato flour)
2 teaspoons salt
½ cups Powdered milk (I used 1/2 cup 2% milk since we aren't avoiding dairy)
3 large eggs at room temperature
¼ cup butter at room temperature
2 teaspoons cider vinegar
⅓ cup honey
1 package (2¼ teaspoons) active dry yeast (not INSTANT dry yeast)
2 cups warm water (I only used 1 1/2 cup since I was using real milk)
Prep your two loaf pans (spray with cooking spray or grease them)
Add the yeast to the 2 cups of warm water and stir until mixed. Set this aside to activate while you mix the rest of the ingredients.
Mix the flour blend, xanthum gum, gluten-free egg replacer, salt, and powdered milk together in a medium-size bowl and set aside.
Put eggs, butter, vinegar,milk (if using liquid) and honey in the bowl of your mixer. With the paddle attachment, mix together for about 30 seconds. The butter will be chunky, that’s OK.
Add half the dry ingredients to the wet mixture in the mixer. Mix just until blended, and then add the remaining dry ingredients and mix for another 30 seconds, until blended.
With the mixer on low speed, slowly add the warm water and yeast mixture, then turn the mixer to medium-high speed and beat for 4 minutes. After the 4 minutes your bread dough should resemble thick cake batter.
Pour into prepared pans and using wet fingers smooth the top. Like so...
Preheat your oven to 375 and bake for 45-50 minutes.