Welcome to the second week of 5-Ingredient Mondays, the place to find easy gluten-free meals with 5 ingredients or less.
I listened to your comments from last week and made some small changes to the rules:
- The dish must contain 5 ingredients or less. But to make it easier, pantry staples are not counted as ingredients.
- Examples: salt, pepper, olive oil, baking soda, baking powder...basically if you think you would find the ingredient in any kitchen, you don't have to count it as one of your 5 ingredients. On the other hand, if it's a staple in your kitchen but not the average American's (i.e. coconut oil), count it. If you're unsure, go ahead and add the link. I'm not a stickler for rules!
- The dish must be gluten-free. Your recipe can be paleo, vegan, or anything in between. Breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert. Side dish or main dish. The purpose here is to create a place where you can come to find recipes that you know will be gluten-free and super simple.
- You must leave a link to your own recipe that goes to that week's 5-Ingredient Monday post, not on this static page.
The linky will be live through noon on Thursday.
Gluten-Free French Bread
This delicious bread comes the closest to french bread I've had since going gluten, egg and yeast free. It has a crispy outside with a soft and chewy inside. Note that I use white rice flour, which is NOT the same as sweet white rice flour. I don't recommend changing the flour, so if you can't have white rice flour, experiment at your own risk.
1 cup milk (dairy or non-dairy)
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
3 tablespoons whole psyllium husks
1 tablespoon oil (canola, olive, etc.)
1 tablespoon unsweetened applesauce
1 3/4 cups white rice flour (254 grams)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly oil a baking sheet.
2. Stir together milk and apple cider vinegar. Let sit for a minute, then stir in psyllium and let sit for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, stir in the oil and applesauce.
3. In a large bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Make a well in the middle, pour the wet mix in and stir. It will eventually get clumpy and you'll need to knead it until it comes together in a dough. Alternatively, you can use a food processor to mix them together.
4. Form into the shape of a french bread, about 8 inches long. Place on baking sheet and brush liberally with extra oil.
5. Bake for 40 minutes. Allow to rest at least 20 minutes before cutting.
Note: Make sure your oven is preheated so you can get the bread straight into the oven. It won't rise much but you want to make sure the baking soda and baking powder are working in the oven.
Wondering what to eat with your french bread? Try out this delicious Sweet Potato Basil Soup from Deanna at The Mommy Bowl. She tested out my bread for me and her family declared it a hit and said it tasted like "real french bread." I agree!
See how Christine's french bread turned out at Real Food With Christine.