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!

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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.

artisan bread on gluten free board

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!
Gluten Free Artisan Bread Recipe

Gluten Free Artisan Bread Recipe

Yield: 1 loaf
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

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)

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

Making gluten free artisan bread is not only possible, it's downright easy!

Gluten Free Artisan Bread made easy! gfJules
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  3. I love the idea of this bread. I am gluten and dairy free and only have gf plain and gf self raising flour. Can I ake a loaf.

    • Hi – all of my recipes are gluten free and dairy free, so you’re good there. I’m not following with the question about gf plain flour? What gluten free flour do you have? You can order my gfJules Gluten Free All Purpose Flour to be delivered right to your door if you don’t have that on hand; everything you need is included in that blend and no need to add anything more to it. If you have other flours, you can consult this article on gluten free flours to see if you can make something that might work. I hope that helps!
      ~jules