How the Blog was Born

Hi, my name is Geri and I'm a reformed Gluten Eater. I've been Gluten Free for over 4 years now, and I'm hanging on! In fact I'm such a Gluten Free fanatic that I'm sure I irritate my friends with all my "this is why gluten is bad for you" talk! But I have had a few friends want to jump on the wagon with me, so this is for them. I decided it might be easier to have my recipes in a place where they could get them instead of waiting for me to email them!! And it gives me a venue to talk all I want about the evils of gluten, and traditional medicine, and artificial sweeteners and so on and I will never know if you tune me out!! So that is How the Blog was Born. Whether it dies or not...we shall see....well I don't think you can kill one of these things, so I guess it's here to stay. If you want some ideas and recipes on how to eat Gluten Free, and how to keep your kids and yourself out of the doctors office then feel free to join me!! And if you have things to share, please comment and I'll add it on!!

Enjoy the Journey!!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

WHITE BREAD - making it a little healthier!

White Bread - a little healthier!!

Okay, this is my latest go with my white bread. I like to try new ways to make it more healthy but make sure it still works out well. This one is great! I've only changed 2 things. I'm using honey instead of sugar, and millet flour instead of extra tapioca flour. So here is the new recipe:

Gluten Free White Bread

In mixer put:

3 C GF flour mix

1/2 C millet flour

3 1/2 tsp. xanthan gum

1 1/2 tsp salt

Mix together quickly then add on top - DO NOT MIX IN

1 1/2 Tbs yeast

In a seperate bowl mix together

1 ¾ C warm water

¼ C oil

¼ C honey
1 tsp rice vinegar (i use white or apple cider vinegar)

Pour this mixture on top of yeast and let it sit for about 3 minutes or until the yeast gets bubbly

Then add 3 eggs and mix. Scrape the sides and mix on HIGH for 5 minutes.

You can make 2 smaller loaves (for this I use my glass loaf pans) or 1 larger loaf (for this I use my stone loaf pan). I just like to make the smaller loaves. I feel like my kids don't waste so much bread that way!!
Spray your pans with pam and divide the dough among the pans. Put in a warm oven (170) for 30 minutes to rise. Then don't touch the pans, but turn your oven to 375 and bake for 40 minutes. When its done take it from the pan immediately and cool on a rack. Rub the top with butter. Let it sit atleast 15 minutes before trying to cut into it!

If your bread sinks, then you aren't mixing it enough. My bosch is really powerful so it's getting mixed well! If you have another mixer you may just want to mix it a little longer.