To achieve the best baking results for home-made gluten free bread baked in the oven or machine baked gluten free bread use FREEE White or Brown Bread Flours and follow a gluten free bread recipe, without omitting or substituting ingredients.
Baking using a bread machine? Read our guide
You can also bake delicious gluten free sourdough bread. Gluten free bread is mostly made with a batter rather than a dough and, as there is no gluten in the flour, kneading is not necessary. Gluten free bread may have slightly different characteristics when compared to conventional bread because it does not contain gluten. Always make sure gluten free bread is cold before slicing.
Here are a few tips to help you get the best results when making gluten free bread baking.
Mixing Gluten Free Bread
- Gluten free flour cannot be swapped into a conventional bread recipe
- Follow a gluten free bread recipe precisely
- Omitting an ingredient can affect the bread
- Any dairy or plant-based milk can be used
- Any type of vinegar can be used (malt vinegar may contain barley)
- Any type of oil can be used
- Mix your gluten free bread batter until smooth and lump free
- Avoid kneading gluten free batter
- Dough hooks are not necessary
- Avoid adding extra flour to the batter to make a dough
- Our recipes are tested using mixed size organic eggs
- Our recipes are tested in bread tins measuring;
500g/1lb tin; 16cm x 10.5cm/6.25 x 4.13” and 1kg/2lb tin; 23cm x 13cm/9 x 5”
- Check the volume of your bread machine pan matches the recipe quantity
Baking Gluten Free Bread
- Pre-heat your oven 20 minutes before you want to bake
- Bake when the batter has risen to 7mm/¼” below the top of the tin
- Allow gluten free bread to cool completely before slicing
- Use the dark crust option on your bread machine for a golden loaf
Storing Gluten Free Bread
- Refresh slightly stale gluten free bread by popping slices in a toaster
- Wrap and freeze slices of gluten free bread then toast to serve
- Make and freeze breadcrumbs using old gluten free bread
Gluten Free Bread Troubleshooting
Even the most experienced cooks can have trouble with their bakes. Our troubleshooting guide below should help you get out of many sticky situations!