Gluten-free baking-machine newbie in London
Hi all! This is rather an odd place to find myself, as a wheat-intolerant; bread, bread, everywhere... :-D But since wheat-free bread (or gluten-free, pretty much, since I can't eat rye either) is so expensive, I've decided it's time to start making my own. I've just been given a bread-making machine, I'm told it's very handy for gluten-free baking - unfortunately the instructions are missing - if anyone has instructions for a Breville BR2, please let me know! Likewise, if anyone has any good pointers for gluten-free baking, I'm all ears. It does appear that I need to obtain some xanthan gum, as it appears in a lot of recipes. I've made decent flapjacks, brownies, pancakes, and cakes (using oats/ nut flours/ gluten-free mix flour) but so far not ventured into bread.
Another proviso (purists, look away now) is that I don't have a LOT of time. I'm a musician, with a dayjob, so I'm juggling quite a bit to fit everything in, and much as I like to develop a new obsession, I'm going to have to rein myself in a bit. This is a functional necessity, rather than my new hobby... :-) Therefore, I'm looking for the least complex recipes; I'm hoping to find a system where I just chuck stuff in the bread-maker, and hey presto...
Are there any other gluten-free members in this forum? Or are you going to chase me out of town? :-D