Gluten-free products have become so popular with the public that almost every wheat product now has a gluten-free version. Gluten-free crackers, hamburger buns, raisin bread, even chips are readily available at the supermarket. Unfortunately for me, I cannot buy any of those goods for my client because there is an ingredient in every one of them that he is allergic to! To deliver gluten-free meals that still resemble normal meals, I have to create my own bread and desserts. Almost every one of the gluten-free desserts that I have prepared in the past have been either too wet or too dry, until I found this recipe. This gluten-free french bread tastes very similar to the real thing – now add some garlic, butter, parmesan and cheese and you have gluten-free garlic bread that tastes like real garlic bread! Try this recipe out and you’ll be surprised at the outcome (in a good way)!
- 2 cups +2 T GF All Purpose Baking Flour
- 2-1/2 tsp Xanthan Gum
- 1-1/2 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tsp quick rising yeast
- 1 tsp Apple cider vinegar
- 2 egg whites
- 1-1/2 cups warm water
- 8 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Bake bread according to recipe. Let cool on wire rack. Cut bread in half horizontally.
- Mix together garlic, cheese and parsley with the softened butter until combine. Spread evenly on both sides of the bread. Place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until cheese has melted and the top of the bread is browned. Remove, slice and serve.
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**Helpful tips and common mistakes
This gluten-free french bread is much easier to make than a regular french bread; it only needs 15-30 minutes to rise! I let it rise for 30 minutes until it doubled in size.
Check on your bread halfway through cooking. My bread was getting too dark so I had to cover it with foil.
Over an hour later, the bread is perfect. Wait until the bread has cooled before slicing. Once halved, you can see a crusty exterior but a moist, soft interior. A successful gluten-free french bread to say the least.
Now turn that french bread into garlic bread! Spread the garlic butter mixture on top and bake until golden perfection. One bite into the bread and I was impressed. In all honesty, this gluten-free version is almost completely the same as the real thing (what can I say, I love my gluten and will always be a little biased). Now whenever I need a great gluten-free french bread or garlic bread I know how to prepare it!
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