March 21, 2023 - 5:18am
Hi I just joined on this site. I’m struggling with replacing decent gluten free bread since wheat wrecks havoc with my body . Question, I started a Gluten free sourdough starter because I can’t find decent bread to buy. But fear I’m doing it wrong because the bob red mills gluten free flour blend has xantham in it. Will it make sourdough? Or do I need to find another gluten free flour with none in it? I’m on day four of feeding my starter. I’m using well water that is Spring fed. Thanks
I don’t know if this is needed but I also have to be on low cholesterol, low sodium, low or sugar free, dairy free(elimination diet), and grain free.
I'm a little unclear on what is meant by "no grains". So you can have carbohydrates but not wheat, rye or barley? Rice and beans is ok? How about buckwheat (which is not related to wheat at all but a grass seed)? Sorghum? Millet? Teff? Oats grown GF? It really helps to be very specific.
Surprisingly, there have been a number of very helpful posts here over the years on all manner of GF,low carb,carb free breads. If you type "gluten free" or "GF sourdough" or variations of these into the search engine, you will discover a lot of information.
Not too long ago, there was a Buckwheat Bread bakeoff. It started with a very purist loaf-buckwheat,water,time as the main ingredients. NO YEAST! It rose by virtue of the natural yeast on the buckwheat grain. With a little variation, this is one of my favorite loaves.
I have dabbled in GF so you can also search just my posts, if you want. Click on my picture or type my name into the search.
There are MANY sites out there that have information:
BUCKWHEAT BROWN RICE
YEAST WATER FROM FRUIT
GF COMMUNITY BAKE
WHEAT FREE NOT GF BAKING
BROWN RICE FLOUR STARTER
So look around and experiment. Re-post more specific info. You also might want to look into FODMAPS for digestive issues.
Dr recommended gluten free I’m on an elimination diet and think the brown rice flour may be safe for me until I try one of the other gl free flours.. white rice fl is high glycemic and I had an a1c of 6.4 but have since been monitoring what sugar I allow.. fatty liver, 2 ulcers, diverticulosis (not diverticulitis) high cholesterol. I thought a gl free sourdough starter would be my answer but not sure if it having xantham in it will wreck the starter. I’ll do some looking at the info you sent . Thank you