GF French Bread


This French bread recipe yields a light, velvety, delicious bread- even if you can eat “real” bread you won’t want to pass it up. I use this dough base for a variety of breads (bread bowls, dinner rolls, French bread).

GF French Bread

1 cup warm milk (heated in the microwave for about 1 min)
1/2 cup warm water
2 tbsp sugar
1 packet dry active yeast
2 cups rice flour
1 cup tapioca flour
3 tsp xanthan gum
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 egg yolk
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp vinegar
3 egg whites, slightly beaten

Olive oil
Poppy seeds
Minced onion
Sea salt

Directions:
1. In a small bowl, combine warm milk and water. Stir in sugar and yeast. Set aside until it begins to foam (10-15 minutes). Preheat the oven to 200*- once it reaches 200* and before placing the dough in turn it off. You are just creating a warm place for the dough to rise.

2. Combine flours, xanthan gum, salt, and egg yolk into the Kitchen Aid mixing bowl and blend briefly on low.

3. Once the yeast mixture foam, mix it into the flour mixture. Then, add oil, vinegar, and egg whites. Beat on high for 3 minutes.

4. On a cookie sheet with a silicone mat or on a large pizza stone (my preference) shape two loaves. I use a glass of water to dip my spatula in so the dough doesn’t stick. Use the spatula to shape the loaves.

5. Brush the loaves with olive. Then sprinkle with sea salt, poppy seeds, and minced onion.

6. Place the dough in the preheated and turned off oven. Allow to rise for 1 hour.

7. Then bake at 375* for 45 minutes.

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