Friday, August 21, 2009

This is a good little loaf.

I wish you guys were here. I just kind of threw this together in a few minutes, making it up as I went, and ooooooh it's good. This crust crackles, the inside is soft and doughy, and if Alex wasn't on his way home with Mexican food, I'd eat the whole loaf right now. I was originally going to make spaghetti and meat sauce, and use this bread as a base for a cheesey garlic bread, but that will wait until tomorrow. In the meantime, if you don't mind having the oven on and have a free few minutes, throw this together. You won't be disappointed.

A good little loaf

1/2 c brown rice flour (or white)
1/2 c sorghum flour
1/2 c tapioca starch
1/4 t salt
1/2 t xanthan gum
2 t yeast
1/2 t sugar
3/4 c warm water
2 egg whites
1 T olive oil, plus a little more

Mix together the rice flour, sorghum flour, tapioca starch, salt, xanthan gum, yeast, and sugar. Make a well in the middle and pour in the water, whites, and oil. Stir to mix completely, then beat 3 minutes on medium-high. The dough will be very thin. Spread evenly in a lightly greased loaf pan and let rise for about 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 375. Very lightly brush olive oil over the top of the loaf, being careful not to tear the top. Bake the loaf for 45 minutes, until browned and crispy. Remove from pan, cool until you can't stand it anymore, slice into thick slices, and eat.


  1. that looks absolutely divine! it reminds me of the gluten free goddess's "delicious gluten free bread" recipe. i'll have to give it a go this weekend.

  2. Yum, I wish I was there too lol.

  3. Looks very good! Have you gone to They have some yummy stuff, too. There is a recipe for something very similar to a popover there. We love it--even the gluten eaters in our family!!!

    I'm so happy to have found your site! =)

  4. looks great Jill! And so easy. Thanks for sharing! I have a bread in the oven as I write this. Will post about it later (assuming it comes out good!).

    Twitter: ellensrecipes

  5. Made this and it turned out awesome! I used it for croutons the next day and WOW, those were amazing. As always, excellent recipes! Thanks!

    Do you have any good crockpot ideas that are also gluten free? With my kids in so many sports, I'm always looking for quick meals.

  6. This looks like a tasty loaf of bread!

  7. I made this last week and it was so so good. My husband hasn't had bread in more than a year and he was beyond excited. Thanks for sharing!