I have not attempted to make gluten free bread since the flood because I lost my favorite roaster pan that I always made my bread in. I have no idea where it went as I thought we packed everything, but some how the Pampered Chef roaster got lost in the mix.
I found an interesting recipe for making the bread in a crockpot and thought I would try it out. Next time, I am going to try my go to recipe that I used to always make in the roaster just to see how it works in the crockpot, but today, I used a recipe that I found on The Inspired Housewife.
Gluten Free Crock Pot Sandwich Bread Recipe:
1 1/2 Cups of Sorghum Flour
1 Cup Tapioca Starch
1/2 Cup Gluten-Free Oat Flour
1 1/4 Sea Salt
2 Teaspoons xanthan gum
1 Package Rapid Dry Yeast
1 1/4 Cups warm water
3 Tablespoons of olive oil (I used extra virgin)
1 Tablespoon honey or agave nectar (I used honey)
1/2 Teaspoon lemon juice
2 Eggs beaten
Spray or grease for your bread pan (not the crock pot)
With the crock pot I have found you do not need to put your dry yeast in your warm water to activate it and make it froth. The crock pot creates a warm and moist environment conducive to your bread rising without any issues.
- Take all your dry ingredients and mix in a separate mixing bowl.
- If you own a stand mixer like I do put all your wet ingredients in your mixers bowl first. I do this because I always seem to have a dry spot at the bottom and center of my bowl where the dough paddle cannot reach.
- Once all the wet ingredients are whipped together add in 1/4 cup of the dry ingredients at a time, stopping your mixer to use a soft spatula to get any dry flour from the sides of your bowl.
- Place crumpled tin foil or canning lids like I do on the bottom of your crock pot.
- Grease your bread pan, I use a regular sized bread pan that fit perfectly in my six quart crock pot.
- Pour your dough into the greased bread pan using your soft spatula to smooth the top and make the top even.
- Place bread pan on top of canning lids inside of your crock pot and cover with the lid.
- Add a spoon between the crock pot and rubber seal of lid to create a hole for steam to leave.
- Turn your crock pot on high and walk away. My bread took me two and three quarter hours to cook, but I recommend the first couple times you check it at the two hour mark to be safe.
- Once cooked take pan with bread out of crock pot, then take bread out of bread pan and place on wire rack to cool.
I just took the bread out of the crockpot and it is cooling as I write this post. It smells wonderful and hopefully it will be my new go to recipe for gluten free bread. I will let you know how my other recipe turns out in the crockpot when I make it.