Gluten free French Bread









I was always curious about gluten free breads or anything baked gluten free. 
I came across a simple recipe, which was gluten free and I decided to play safe by sticking to a small portion . This  Gluten free bread, really tasted good, and so different.A bit grainy though and none of the chewy texture of a regular all purpose baked breads, yeas ted or not.
 It looked very hearty, wholesome and terribly  healthy looking , all brown and rich textured.
I had to make some small changes to suit my way of baking.Reproducing the recipe which I followed here.





Ingredients:

1 cup milk 
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
3 tablespoons whole psyllium husks
1 tsp flax seed powder ( not in original recipe , so optional )
1 tablespoon oil 
1 tablespoon unsweetened applesauce either store bought or homemade.
1 3/4 cups white rice flour (254 grams approx)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon sea salt


Method:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly oil a baking sheet. 
2. Stir together milk and apple cider vinegar. Let sit for a minute, then stir in psyllium and let sit for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, stir in the oil and applesauce. 
3. In a large bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Make a well in the middle, pour the wet mix in and stir. It will eventually get clumpy and you'll need to knead it until it comes together in a dough. Alternatively, you can use a food processor to mix them together. 
4. Form into the shape of a french bread, about 8 inches long. Place on baking sheet and brush liberally with extra oil. 
5. Bake for 40 minutes. Allow to rest at least 20 minutes before cutting. 

Note: Important to preheat oven to get the baking soda and baking powder working.
http://www.thedailydietribe.com/2013/01/5-ingredient-mondays-easy-french-bread.html