Gluten free artisan bread aka gluten free dutch oven bread aka bread that is going to make you feel like you are the most amazing baker in the entire world.
That is the number of tries it took to get this recipe the way I dreamed it could be. And I dreamed it could be just like the real deal gluten filled version.
I knew deep down I could do it. Should I be embarrassed it took so many tries?
I don't think so. I am actually super proud, because it was freaking hard. Gluten free bread baking is no joke.
But I also had all these special requirements. I didn't want to use some crazy flour blend that required you to buy 13975 flours. I also didn't want to wait for it to rise.
And I did it!
When testing, each attempt came out gluey on the inside. Until one day I decided to add more things in it to help it rise and have more air pockets. That day I left the house with the bread in the oven and my husband in charge.
Well he forgot about it. And it burned slightly and he had no idea how long it was in the oven. Despite the burned exterior, the texture on the inside was perfect! So I knew I was one more bake away from giving you a gluten free bread you can make in under an hour.
So here we are today friends. I have stand before you with an amazing gluten free bread that you are going to want to make again and again!
What is gluten free artisan bread
Do you want my definition or the real definition?
Mine- any crusty loaf of bread that makes you feel fancy af for baking it yourself.
Real- A term that is vague in meaning but refers to a short shelf life bread usually offered unpackaged.
We have both of those here for you today. A super thick crusty bread that you can place in a basket and serve to your family. Yet, you also feel so freaking amazing about your baking abilities you can't even stand it.
Does this gluten free bread need to rise?
No! You can absolutely let it rise to enhance the flavor of the yeast, but you do not have to. I did not let the bread rise longer than it took to stir together and wait for the oven to be ready.
Ingredients and substitutions
To make this crusty loaf you will need:
- all purpose gluten free flour- I ONLY recommend two brands for this recipe, see below for more info
- xanthan gum
- rapid rise yeast
- kosher salt
- milk - I used dairy free
- baking soda
Notes and Substitutions on the ingredients:
All purpose gluten free flour- I only recommend two flours for this recipe. Bob's Red Mill All Purpose Gluten free Flour works in this recipe. It is more of a whole grain flavor. I prefer King Arthur All Purpose Gluten free flour. This is the flour you see pictured in the loaf I made.
Xanthan Gum- don't skip this ingredient. It is necessary for the texture of the bread.
Milk- you can use regular milk or dairy free milk. I used a coconut milk from the carton. You couldn't taste it.
I know the ingredients in the loaf are more than you would typically see in a bread recipe. But it needs the extra ingredients to help create rise when baking.
Expert tips and storing the loaf
This gluten free bread is super easy to make in your dutch oven. It creates a beautiful crust due to the steam trapped in the dutch oven when you bake it.
But I have found that there are a few tricks that make this work the best aka not a gummy loaf of bread in the center.
- Be sure to follow the baking instructions regarding heating your dutch oven. It is mandatory to do those steps.
- For best results be sure to let the loaf cool for at least 30 minutes before cutting into it.
- I highly encourage you to use a kitchen scale to weight the ingredients with a weight measurement. It will produce the best results.
Let's bake gluten free bread folks!Print