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Gluten Free Flax Bread

Danni3ll3's picture
Danni3ll3

Gluten Free Flax Bread

My daughter has rheumatoid/psoriatic arthritis and decided to try going gluten free to see if it would help her pain and fatigue. We have a wonderful gluten free bakery here but things are rather expensive and I found that their rolls went hard after one day. When I did some research on TFL, I came across this recipe for Gluten Free Flax Bread. When the OP said that her family couldn't tell the difference between the gluten free and the regular bread, I decided to give it a shot.

Well, for a first try, I don't think it turned out too bad. I didn't realize until after I put the yeast in, however, that the recipe called for ADY and I put in instant. That might explain why my dough was rising like a bat out of hell. What was supposed to take around 80 minutes happened in 45. I was trying to heat up my oven as fast as I could to get the dough in it but I think it over proofed it because it collapsed somewhat when it came out of the dutch oven.

Even with the loaf being somewhat flattened in spots, it tastes really good. I was quite surprised. It even tasted better than the rolls from the gluten free bakery. So I need to get some ADY and try again. I also need to figure out how much to let this rise. Maybe when the dough starts showing some holes at the top is the right time to bake. Mine actually had a pretty big canyon going into the oven. 

The crumb isn't great but it could be worse.

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Ru007's picture
Ru007

Well done. I have no doubt that yours taste better. 

Good luck for the next try. 

Happy baking

Lechem's picture
Lechem

Look up "Golden Milk". It is a drink made from Turmeric, Black Pepper, some Fat (for absorption - normally coconut oil) and other ingredients for taste in a base of milk (or milk substitute). Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory herb but needs to be combined with black pepper and fat for it to work. Golden Milk is a paste made from these 3 ingredients and made into a drink. She can't go wrong by including this in her diet everyday. Of course you can also include these 3 ingredients in food.

Hope this helps.

I can only see the top picture (work computer is a bit lousy) but looks like a nice gluten free bread.

PalwithnoovenP's picture
PalwithnoovenP

I'll see if it can bring relief to my parents. Can't wait for them to try it.

Danni3ll3's picture
Danni3ll3

I will look this up and we will go from there. Her work situation has changed not for the better and her body is really suffering for it. Thanks!!

PalwithnoovenP's picture
PalwithnoovenP

Yours don't look far from how the original recipe looks. 

dabrownman's picture
dabrownman

the ADY and all will be the same.  I would think that SD gluten free rolls would be better for RA too rather than yeast gluten free ones and they would keep much better too.  Hope you get to what your daughter needs sooner rather than later.

Happy baking Danni 

Danni3ll3's picture
Danni3ll3

I wish I had seen your comment before I went to the store! At least I got the yeast at half price. And no, it isn't expired. ;-)

As to the gluten free Sourdough, baby steps here. Remember that I started baking bread without a bread machine just a year ago. Once I get a good handle on this, I will try to get a gluten free starter going and work from there. 

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Danni3ll3

I used the ADY but it took 2 hours to rise! I finally put it in a warm spot and it rose about 50%.

I have it rising in parchment paper to minimize the handling of the dough. This is a Kitchen Aid mix and rise once type of deal.

 

I decided I had waited long enough and the oven had been on for more than an hour by then so into the Dutch oven it went. It actually got some oven spring! 

And the crust and crumb are pretty decent.

This is a bread that gets really soft as it is cooling down and then firms up again once it is completely cool. We managed to cut some slices while it was still warm but it was a very delicate operation in order not to collapse the entire loaf. It actually tastes like good bread and has good mouth feel. 

I wonder if this dough would be able to handle add-ins. I will see if the daughter will want some in as she can be pretty picky about some things. I made her some Golden Milk as suggested above and she wouldn't touch it. I ended up drinking it and thought it tasted pretty good. It was very similar in tastes to a London Fog latte.