My local supermarket isn't really big on providing a wide selection, but I used to be able to get GFDF bread most times I went shopping. Since then a local bread maker, Burgen, have introduced a GF range. Great! Not great, as every flavour contains milk. Since this big brand is now covering off the GF department, Countdown no longer stocks the other GF breads which were also DF. Long story short I needed to get sorted with a decent recipe to make my own.
Thanks for this one go to my Mother in Law Mary! Recipe is for your breadmaker, though I'm sure you could do it in a loaf tin in the oven.
400ml Warm water
2 tsp dry yeast (I use the Edmonds active yeast in the jar)
3 tab sugar
Place in a bowl and set aside to get the yeast going.
In another bigger bowl place:
2 1/4c White rice flour
1c Brown rice flour
1 1/2 tab Xanthan gum
1 tab salt (yes sounds like a lot but I think it is important as changes how the yeast behaves?)
3 tab milk powder (I use coconut milk powder)
Stir together. Check the yeast mix, by now should be frothy on top. Give it a stir then add to it:
3 tab oil
1 tab vinegar
Pour the wet into the dry, mix it up and place into your bread machine, the machine will try to knead it so don't worry if you haven't mixed it very well. Will look like a freaky pancake batter at this point - don't worry!
Med Crust, I think I use the 750g setting, takes 3 hours.
Make sure you are there to take it out as soon as it is cooked or it will collapse and you will have a very wet loaf which goes moldy quickly.
Great results have been with replacing the white rice flour with fine ground cornmeal, or with buckwheat flour. I've used the healtheries brand cornmeal from New World/Countdown etc, and get my buckwheat flour from the organics shop.
You can make this a fruit bread by adding 3 tsp spice (mix of cinnamon, nutmeg etc) to the flours and 2/3c sultanas.
Let me know what other ideas you come up with!
I ate that slice still hot with homemade blueberry jam. I even picked the blueberries!