Monday, June 8, 2015

I'm back!! =) Gluten Free Sourdough Bread

So hey!  Wow!  Apparently my last post here was September 2012?  I think.

Anyway, so since then I have changed my diet, started working out more and watching things like Food Network... I have also removed wheat from my diet.  I miss a lot of foods, like sourdough bread. =)  The format of this new blog will have a lot more to do with experimenting with recipes I find on the internet and just playing in the kitchen... With the occasional post about other things.  I'll also fill you in on what I do for food when I travel because I almost never fall off my diet plan even when I go out of town, I know some people struggle with that.

So, here we go... I decided I needed, yes, needed sourdough bread.  How hard could it be?  Not hard at all actually!  This is what I found...

Sourdough Starter recipe

And I fed this thing twice a day for 7 days... You end up with quite a lot of starter, but it's oh so worth it!!  You can either toss what you have left over, or make sourdough pancakes... which I am going to try later this week... so go, start your starter and when you come back for the bread recipe, I should have a new post about pancakes!  Win/win.

Are you back??

After feeding the beast for 7 days (yes I went a day longer because I had to go to the grocery, and I'm glad I waited because I decided to go with a modification, because I'm lazy:

Gluten Free Sourdough Bread recipe

Here is the modification... instead of using all the different flours and etc, I subbed Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Bread Mix... It has all the different flours you need, the xanthum gum, salt and sugar already in it.

  • 2 cups gluten free sourdough starter
  • 1 cup tapioca flour
  • 1½ cup sorghum
  • 1 cup oat flour (blend oats until they turn to powder)
  • 1 cup millet flour
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • ⅔ cup water
  • ⅓ cup oil or softened butter
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 Tbsp xanthan gum
  • 4 large eggs, lightly whisked

Disregard all the things I've highlighted in yellow and use 4.5 cups of the bread mix I mentioned above.  Do everything else exactly the same as her recipe.  Voila!  Even my picky liked it.