Gluten Free French Bread

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SERVES: 15-20
READY IN: 55mins
Ingredients
  • 2
  • cups rice flour (white)
  • 1
  • cup tapioca flour
  • 3
  • teaspoons xanthan gum
  • 1 1⁄2
  • teaspoons salt
  • 2
  • teaspoons egg substitute (optional)
  • 2
  • tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1⁄2
  • cups lukewarm water
  • 2
  • tablespoons fast rise yeast
  • 2
  • tablespoons butter or 2 tablespoons margarine, melted
  • 3
  • egg whites, beaten slightly
  • 1
  • teaspoon vinegar
  • melted butter, for brushing (optional)
Directions
  • In the bowl of a heavy-duty mixer, place flours, xanthan gum, salt, and egg replacer (if used). Blend with mixer on low.
  • In a small bowl dissolve the sugar in the water, and add yeast.
  • Wait until the mixture foams slightly, then blend into the dry ingredients.
  • Add the butter, egg whites, and vinegar.Beat on high for 3 minutes.
  • To form loaves, spoon dough onto greased and cornmeal-dusted cookie sheets in two long French-loaf shapes or spoon into special French-bread pans.
  • Slash diagonally every few inches.If desired, brush with melted butter.
  • Cover the dough and let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk, 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes.
  • Remove from pan to cool.
 

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