Gluten Free Artisan Bread Recipe

Gluten Free Artisan Bread Recipe

Making gluten free artisan bread is not only possible, it’s downright easy! You don’t even need a bread pan — just a baking sheet and parchment, plus the right ingredients, of course — and you’ll be baking crusty bread like a true artisan!

Gluten Free Artisan Bread made with gluten free beer, risen in springform pan and removed from pan to bake on flat baking sheet.

Gluten Free Artisan Bread made with gluten free beer, risen in springform pan and removed from pan to bake on flat baking sheet.

 

You don’t want to use heavy, gritty gluten free flours if you want your loaf to be light and airy like this one, so follow along and you’ll be serving beautiful, impressive, crusty gluten free artisan breads in no time!

gluten free artisan loaf sliced gfJules.com

Homemade Gluten Free Artisan Bread is great for dips, hummus, spreads or just pulling off a piece and enjoying delicious crunchy-crusted bread.

 

I give two options, choose which end result you prefer and go from there: bake without a pan for a true gluten free artisan bread look or bake in a round or springform pan for a more rounded loaf that even works well as a bread boule for soup! Which will you choose?

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Especially if using bubbly water or gingerale or even gluten free beer! as the liquid in this recipe, your dough will need some help holding together until mid-bake.

I use a parchment-lined springform pan or even a glass (oven-safe) bowl lined with oiled parchment to rise my dough if it want it more round, then I bake it for about half the bake time, then gently pull up on the parchment to remove it from the pan and place it (with parchment) onto a baking sheet and return to the oven.

If you leave it in the springform pan the whole time, it will look like this when it’s done:

 

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Not that there’s anything wrong with that look, but if you’re wanting something ROUNDER, remove it from the bowl or springform pan during the bake, before it’s set. It will also help the crust to be crunchier/crustier all around.

Removing it from the pan really works great and often yields an even prettier boule or loaf.

Here’s a picture of one reader’s beautiful bread. See, you can do it, too!

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Here’s Chef Patrick’s gluten free artisan bread made with my gfJules Flour. I love how every loaf is unique, and they’re all beautiful!

Patrick Auger's GF artisan bread made with gfJules Flour

I can’t stop taking pictures of these loaves because every time they’re show-stoppers.

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Gluten Free Artisan Bread on Gluten Free Cutting board from Words With Boards. Click photo to see these gorgeous cutting boards!

Check out the video below to watch me make gluten free artisan bread so you know just how easy it is!

 

 

Making gluten free artisan bread is not only possible, it's downright easy! You don't even need a bread pan to make a gorgeous crusty gluten free loaf!
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Gluten Free Artisan Bread Recipe

Gluten Free Artisan Bread gfJules.com

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  • Prep Time: 15 minutes + 30+ minutes rise time
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 1 loaf

Ingredients

OR

PLUS (for either method):

  • 2 Tbs. honey, agave nectar or coconut palm nectar
  • 1 1/4 cup room temperature liquid: EITHER plain yogurt* OR milk (not skim) OR sparkling water OR ginger ale OR gluten free beer (bubbly liquids make the bread rise higher and lighter)
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 large eggs (OR 2 Tbs. flax seed meal steeped for 10 minutes in 6 Tbs. hot water)
  • 2 1/4 tsp. (one packet) rapid rise or bread machine yeast, gluten-free (Red Star Quick Rise®) – comes with gfJules™ Sandwich Bread Mix

toppings:

  • 1 Tbs. flaxseeds or sesame seeds
  • 1 Tbs. coarse sea salt
  • 1 egg mixed with 1 Tbs. water to brush onto crust for darker color (optional)

*While I love using yogurt as an ingredient in my breads – it keeps the crumb nice and moist for days – it is a variable in baking. Whether using low fat, fat free, soy, rice, coconut … they all have different moisture levels and viscosities.  Thus, the directions indicate the approximate amount of yogurt recommended for this recipe; depending on the yogurt used, a small amount of extra yogurt may be needed to thin this thick dough to the consistency needed to spread out to form a nice loaf.

Instructions

If baking from scratch, whisk these dry ingredients together in a large bowl: flours, milk powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

In the large mixing bowl of a stand mixer or just a mixing bowl, stir together the wet ingredients (honey, yogurt, apple cider vinegar, oil, and egg or flax seed and water mixture).  Gradually add the dry ingredients (or gfJules Gluten Free Sandwich Bread Mix) in with the wet by pouring slowly into the wet bowl while mixing with the paddle attachment.  Once incorporated, add the yeast granules, and beat well – 1-2 more minutes.

If baking with yogurt:

The dough will be very thick (much more like regular wheat flour bread dough than you may be used to with gluten free); however, if the dough seems too thick to spread into a loaf pan, gradually mix in more yogurt, one tablespoon at a time, until the dough is still thick, but able to be smoothed with a spatula.

Liberally dust a pastry mat or clean counter with more gfJules flour and transfer the dough onto the surface, rolling gently in the flour to cover all sides. Knead slightly, if necessary, to form a smoother ball.

Transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Wet a large serrated knife and press into the bread in 2 or 3 lines, rocking the knife back and forth to open the cuts slightly wider. This will give the bread natural rifts to rise from, and make it even prettier once baked.

Cover loosely with a piece of oiled parchment paper and place in a warm spot to rise for 30 minutes – 1 hour.

Spritz with water once risen, if you prefer an even crunchier crust.

Place an oven-safe bowl or pan on the bottom shelf of your oven and fill with ice cubes. The steam from melting ice cubes will help your bread get even crustier!

Preheat oven to 350º F (static) or 325º F (convection) and bake for 35-45 minutes, testing with an instant read thermometer to ensure it’s fully baked before removing from the oven. The thermometer should have reached 200º F.

Remove to cool on a wire rack.

If baking with another liquid:

The dough will be more batter-like, so it still needs some support while rising and baking. Choose an oven-safe deep, round pan or bowl, pyrex, or even a springform pan. Line with parchment and transfer the dough to the pan, smoothing the top with a spatula and mounding it more in the middle of the pan rather than flattening it out.

Wet a large serrated knife and press into the bread in 2 or 3 lines, rocking the knife back and forth to open the cuts slightly wider. This will give the bread natural rifts to rise from, and make it even prettier once baked. Brush with egg wash, if desired, then lightly dust the top with more gfJules Flour.

Cover loosely with a piece of oiled parchment paper and place in a warm spot to rise for 30 minutes – 1 hour.

Spritz with water once risen, if you prefer an even crunchier crust.

Preheat oven to 350º F (static) or 325º F (convection).

Place an oven-safe bowl or pan on the bottom shelf of your oven and fill with ice cubes. The steam from melting ice cubes will help your bread get even crustier!

Bake for approximately 15 minutes, then lift up on parchment and remove the bread from the pan. Lay parchment with bread on top of a flat baking sheet. Otherwise, leave dough inside the pan for support.

Bake for 20-25 more minutes, testing with an instant read thermometer to ensure it’s fully baked before removing from the oven

Depending on the size of the pan used, and therefore the height of the loaf, it may need to cook longer to be fully done. The thermometer should have reached at least 200º F.

Remove to cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes; if baked in pan, lift up on the parchment paper and remove the bread to finish cooling out of the pan on a wire rack.

Slice when fully cooled.

Quick and easy gluten free artisan bread by gfJules

Gluten Free Artisan Bread made easy! gfJules
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  1. I made this artisan bread recipe recently and had the gollowing experience:
    1. The bread dough needed to bake a very long time. It just didn’t seem to want to finish baking.
    2. I finally used a food thermometer and when it reached the recommended temperature, I took it out of the oven and let it cool completely.
    3. When it was ready to be cut into, I found it to be nice at the outer edges, but the center was still doughy.
    4. The taste was good, but more like cake than bread, and very soft, moist and crumbly. A little sweeter than bread.
    5. The texture was very soft and easily broke apart when handled.

    I will give it another try. Overall it was interesting, but not particularly breadlike in taste or texture.

    Any advise?

    • Hi Joy, thanks for the notes. Can you tell me what gluten free flour you used, and if you made any other ingredient substitutions?
      Thanks!
      ~jules

    • Hi Jules: Sorry it took me a while to respond to your questions regarding my first post about my experience making your gluten-free artisan bread. I was traveling and this is the first time I’ve had a chance to respond to you.

      To answer your question, I used your gluten-free all-purpose flour as recommended in your recipe. I followed all of the direction exactly and used and measured all ingredient exactly as described.

      I used the Ginger ale method. I did not have a springform pan, however I baked the bread for most of the time in an oven proof bowl, then took it out of the bowl and allowed it to finish baking on the preheated a pizza stone.

      As I said, I followed your recipe exactly as described using all the ingredients recommended and your gluten free all-purpose flour.

      Next time I will reduce the amount of honey, as I thought the bread was a little too sweet. As for the other issues, I’m not sure how to remedy some of the problems I encountered. I will just keep practicing and hope for a better outcome.

      • Hi Joy, I applaud your attitude and willingness to try again!
        First off, the sweetness comes more from the gingerale than anything else. Next time try your favorite milk and keep the honey, as it feeds the yeast but also helps to act as a humectant and keep the bread soft and moist.
        The oven proof bowl is a variable in baking, since (depending on the thickness) it can cause the bread to need to bake longer. As long as it’s not drying out or burning, you did the right thing to just leave it in the oven longer to finish baking. Have you checked your oven temperature lately? It sounds like maybe it’s not baking to temperature though, if you had to add more time and it still wasn’t baked in the center. Take notes and add more time later, of course, but also check your oven’s calibration. Here are more tips on that: 18 Tips for Gluten Free Bread Baking.
        If you want the best results with the fewest variables, give my gfJules Bread Mix a try.
        Let me know how it goes the next time around – feel free to email [email protected] if you want us to walk through it with you anytime!
        ~jules

  2. I love this bread! I have been playing with spicing things up with scallions, sun dried tomatoes and garlic or making it with cinnamon, lemon and rosemary. Thank you for publishing this recipe.

    • Oh wow, Kari, I love your additions! Thinking about those flavor combinations is making me hungry – I bet they would all be so good with this recipe. Thanks for sharing and for taking the time to let me know how much you like this recipe!
      ~jules

  3. I have a question about the transfer from a pan to baking sheet. I used sparkling water and the dough had a thinner texture. I cooked the bread in a glass pyrex for 20 minutes and then transferred to a baking sheet where the bread immediately cracked and fell apart in the middle

    Do you have any suggestions on how to maintain the shape of the bread?

    • If you use sparkling water, the dough will definitely be looser and needs structure for nearly the entire bake. Do you have a springform pan? That’s one option, or you could leave it in the glass pan until it’s done and then remove from the glass pan to the parchment for another couple of minutes just to crust-up the sides. The other option next time is to choose milk or yogurt for even thicker dough, or of course you can always bake it in a loaf pan the entire time. Lots of choices!
      ~jules

  4. I have a question about the bread recipe and I have loved all of your recipes and I am excited to try this one. In terms of the liquid options what is the difference in the outcome if I use milk versus the sparkling water or Ginger ale or beer? I am happy to use any of them just not the yogurt just wanted to see how it would affect the outcome before I try.
    Thanks so much!
    Lisa

    • So happy you’re loving my recipes, Connie! Great question about the different liquids, as they really do make a difference. Using something with bubbles will make the bread lighter and rise higher. If the bubbly liquid has a taste (like gingerale, 7-up or gluten free beer) that WILL come through in the bread though. Milk is a good happy medium, as it doesn’t have any flavor to speak of and it will help the bread stay fresh a bit longer than using the bubbly liquid. They’re all good, I hope you enjoy!
      ~jules

  5. I can’t have at all. I don’t know if the gluten free wheat flour would work for me. Do you have recipes for oat bread, black bean flour bread, etc? Is there such a thing? I need suggestions.

    • Hi Madge, I’m sorry I don’t exactly understand what you’re asking? Are you unable to use my gfJules Flour? Is that why you’re looking for black bean flour bread?
      ~jules