A Bread Machine for Little Red Hen

Who will help me grind the wheat?” Little Red Hen asks her chicks. “Not I” they all respond, UNTIL Mother has finished all of the manual  labor. When the warm loaf comes out of the oven, everyone is ready to ‘help’… help EAT it!  After all, that was a LOT of work for a slice of bread!

Those days are over for you, my Little Blog Friend. Here is a GF bread recipe for your bread machine! It’s simple and tasty… and you can share the freshly baked loaf without feeling like you did all of the work on your own!

Too bad Little Red Hen isn’t around to read this!

Gluten-Free Bread (for the Bread Machine)                                       

3 eggs

1 ¾ c. warm water

1 tsp. apple cider vinegar

2 T. oil

3 c. GF flour (1 ½ c. rice flour, ¾ c. potato starch, ¾ c. garbanzo flour – or combination/amounts of your choice that total 3 cups)

1 tsp. salt

1 T. xanthan gum

3 T. ground flax seed (opt.)

¾ T. yeast

5 T. sugar

DIRECTIONS: Put first four ingredients (all liquid) into the bread machine baking pan.

Add the rest of the ingredients (in any order).  Let the machine do the rest J.

(I set my machine on setting #2 – for a basic, large loaf…It makes a 2lb. loaf  and takes 2hr. 50min.)

 

TIPS: I often start my machine before bed and let it bake/cool overnight in the machine.  In the morning, I slice it thin and it’s ready to use.

This bread is also delicious warm, yet always easiest to slice thin when totally cool.  Refrigerate or freeze leftover slices. It’s best to reheat or toast GF bread for sandwiches, etc.

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{For an easy Cinnamon Raisin Bread, simply change the sugar amount from 5T. to ½ c. sugar, then add 2t. cinnamon and about 1 c. raisins. This recipe isn’t perfected but it’s pretty tasty… The raisins don’t mix well in the entire loaf so usually just the top half of the loaf ends up with raisins but that actually works out okay at our house J.  Feel free to increase the sugar, cinnamon or raisin amounts.}

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For a quick Pizza night, simply use your bread slices as the crust…  Lay them on the pan, top the bread with sauce, meat, cheese, veggies, etc. and bake them in the oven (400* for 8-10 min??).

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