NO starch!!! NO flour!!! Whole Grain Gluten Free Sandwich Bread!!! I FINALLY figured this out. After about 20 tries, we have a winner!!! If you try it, feel free to give me suggestions because I may just be delirious about it since trying so many times…but seriously, try it!!! If you don’t have teff or millet feel free to try quinoa (I’m not the biggest fan of quinoa in breads) or maybe even whole grain oats? Go nuts and tell me what you do!!
1 cup whole grain teff
1 cup whole grain millet, rinsed
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
2 cups warm water
3 T flax meal
Pour all of the above into a blender and stir (don’t blend) and let it soak overnight, or at least 8 hours. After the soaking, blend it and blend it well. When I look at mine in the blender, sometimes it appears that it isn’t getting the stuff from the top, so I will stop it, pulse it a few times, blend some more. Blend, blend, blend. Pour it into a big mixing bowl (I use my Kitchenaid) and add…
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 T honey
2 t xanthan gum
2-1/4 t yeast (you could try it without yeast and let me know…maybe just add baking soda instead since the vinegar is already in it for an acid)
1/2 t salt
Mix for 4 minutes. Pour into a greased bread pan (the dough will be wet, not like regular dough), sit in a warm place, cover with a towel, and let rise for about 30 – 60 minutes. It took 30 minutes the first time I tried it and now that it is colder in my house, 60 minutes. Just watch it. Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes. Let cool for about 10 – 15 minutes, dump it out of the pan, then let cool completely before slicing. Go make yourself a sandwich!
Need some buns? Use this recipe, spoon large spoonfuls of dough onto parchment lined cookie sheets and bake for 25 minutes. Makes 10.
Need some rolls? Use this recipe, spoon into oiled muffin tins and bake for 20 minutes. Makes 20.
***Substitutions: Use 2 teaspoons of baking soda instead of the yeast and eliminate the rise time. Two teaspoons of psyllium husk powder can be substituted for the xanthan gum. Flax eggs have been successfully used instead of the eggs by a reader. The honey can obviously be replaced with agave or maple syrup.