Gluten free beer bread is such a simple pleasure no one should have to go without, now that we have soft, light, wonderful and reliable gluten free flour and naturally gluten free beers to choose from!
Prepare a regular loaf pan (at least 9×5) by oiling it well. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, oil, apple cider vinegar and honey.
In another large bowl, whisk all dry ingredients except yeast (flour, salt, milk powder and sugar). With mixer on low speed, slowly pour the dry ingredients into the liquids to combine.
Continue beating while slowly pouring in the beer to mix. Once incorporated, add the yeast. Beat until the batter is smooth, then increase mixing speed and beat for 4 minutes.
Pour batter into oiled pan, filling no more than half-way up.
Cover with oiled wax paper or parchment and let rise in a warm, moist place for at least 30 minutes (an oven preheated to 200 F, then turned off, with a bowl of water in the oven to add moisture, is a good option). Do not let the bread rise over the side of the pan, or it will rise too much to support itself and may collapse when cooling.
Once the bread has risen, lightly brush with oil to help it brown, then sprinkle any toppings on at this point.
Preheat the oven to 375º F (static) or 350º F (convection). Bake for approximately 35 minutes. The internal temperature of the bread should be approximately 205 – 210º F. The loaf should have risen above the top of the pan, and will be golden brown with a nice crust.
Remove to cool in the pan for 15 minutes, laying it on one side, then the other to help support it as it cools. Then gently remove the loaf from the pan to finish cooling on a wire rack.
Cut only when fully cooled. Store in a sealed ziptop bag on the counter – do not refrigerate, or it will dry the bread out.
*If using a bread machine, bring all ingredients to room temperature. Add liquids to the pan first, then the dry ingredients, followed by the yeast, pouring into a small well made in the middle with your finger. Use the gluten-free 2lb loaf setting. For more information on baking in a bread maker, see my article on gluten free breads in bread machines.