A Turning Point: Gluten Free Homemade Bread just like I remember
I have been trying for a while to start this blog, but there always seem like there is something going on. With that being said, I have reached a turning point. We have been dealing with the ups & downs of gluten free living for the past 3 years. I think when you begin such a journey it sometimes feels like you are going through a grieving process. I finally feel like I am able to cross out of denial into the stage of acceptance. I have stopped feeling the need to apologize and have realized this is our way of life. Part of this life is about learning to be frugal. I have learned how to make most of our staples homemade and have learned how to cut corners elsewhere in our life whether financially or for convenience sake. It all began with this Gluten Free Buttermilk bread machine recipe. It may sound corny, but this recipe gave me hope that I could handle Gluten Free cooking & my family enjoyed it immediately with honey butter
Gluten Free Buttermilk Bread Machine Bread:
Liquids: 3 Large eggs, room temperature slightly beaten
1/4 c. oil, 1/4 c. light agave nectar
1 1/4 c. milk + 1 TBSP blended with 4 TBSP powdered buttermilk
Dry: 2 c. brown rice flour (or combination of white & brown rice flour)
1/2 c. tapioca and potato starch each
3 1/2 tsp. xanthan gum, 1 1/2 tsp. salt, 2 1/4 tsp. active dry yeast
1. In saucepan, warm milk to room temperature.
2.Combine all liquid ingredients and then pour into bread machine.
3.Mix all dry ingredients except yeast. Then, gently pour onto liquid ingredients.
4. Make a well in middle of dry ingredients to pour yeast.
*Remember to not let yeast touch liquid or sides.
5. Set bread machine to basic light setting for your bread machine.
6. Set back and take in the wonderful aroma coming from your kitchen
*Note: I vary the recipe according to what I am wanting; such as, adding garlic salt (approx. 1 tsp depending on taste) to dry ingredients, or substituting millet flour or sorghum to modify flavor slightly
Hope you enjoy!