Gluten Free Bread with Herb Dipping Sauce

Gluten Free Herb Bread with Dipping Sauce

By Susan Gouveia

I love making fresh bread. The whole process is luxurious. My kitchen smells divine & baking it for guests is such a treat.  Lately, my body has seemed a bit more sensitive to products with gluten. Fortunately, we have options to wheat flours now. Garbanzo, brown rice, fava bean and potato flour are a few I have experimented with.  Some of my favorite ways to enjoy warm bread:  Fresh  butter  &  local honey or creating a “dipping” sauce filled with herbs & spices. Here are my original recipes. Try this

recipe, or purchase a gluten-free bread mix for your first time.

  • 2 cups rice flour (brown or white)
  • 1/2 cup potato starch
  • 1/2 cup tapioca starch
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons guar gum or xanthan gum
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 packet dry yeast
  • 1 2/3 cups warm milk
  • 4 tablespoons of vegetable oil or  melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 eggs, room temperature

Optional

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh herbs & 4-6 roasted garlic cloves cut into quarters.
  • 1 Tbsp of melted butter
  • Sesame seeds, cinnamon & sugar sprinkled on top, after bread has risen.

Directions:

  1. Use the directions from your bread maker. Each one is different.
  2. Mix eggs, milk, melted butter, vinegar and put in bread maker pan
  3. Mix dry ingredients & put in bread maker pan after wet items.
  4. Sprinkle yeast over dry ingredients
  5. Turn on bread maker. I use the “Quick Bread” option which is about 90 minutes.
  6. Use spatula to scrape down sides & to make sure bread is kneading.
  7. Melt Tbsp of butter & add garlic and herbs, Pour over bread that is still kneading.
  8. Later, when bread has risen and has started to cook, open lid and sprinkle sesame seeds, cinnamon & sugar.

Herb Dipping Sauce

 

  • Olive oil
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Maple syrup
  • Finely chopped herbs. I used garlic, oregano, sage, rosemary & chives
  • Salt, Pepper, cayenne

Pour equal amounts of  olive oil, balsamic & add maple syrup for desired sweetness.

Add your choice of minced herbs. Season to taste. Place in a bowl or dish next to bread. Have a spoon handy to mix sauce up & spoon on bread. Please let me know how it turns out!