I found this recipe in Gems of Gluten Free Baking by Wendy Turnbull and enjoyed the first version of the original recipe I made, but of course keep tweaking it the more I learn. This is the latest version. (As of October 16, 2017)
2cup GEMS flour blend
2/3c tapioca flour (or a blend of tapioca/potato/white rice – whatever you have)
2/3c blend of ground flax and seeds etc. again – whatever you have. I use a mix of ground chia, ground flax, oat bran, millet seeds.
2/3c gf oats (I like a mix of quick and old fashioned)
2Tbsp psyllium husk. (ground or whole is fine)
2 tsp salt
1- 1 1/2Tbsp yeast (I’ve been playing with the amount to see what works for me – I usually use less)
2c lukewarm water
3Tbsp sugar (can use molasses if desired – very yummy)
Have your water warm to touch – but not hot, and stir in about a teaspoon of sugar. Add yeast, stirring gently until the yeast is all moistened. Let sit until bubbly – about 5 minutes.
Mix all dry ingredients together. When yeast is ready, add it along with the oil. Beat with electric mixer until it’s a thick oatmeal like texture. If too wet, add a little flour (I alternate flours until I have the right texture), – psyllium husk will absorb some moisture as it rises. If dough is too damp, it’s likely to fall when baking. Still tastes good, but not as pretty.
Spread into a greased or parchment lined loaf pan (8″x 4″), and let rise for 30-45 minutes (I’m still figuring out how long is optimal).
Preheat oven to 400. Bake bread for 10 minutes, then lower to 350 and bake for about 45-60minutes. Crust should be golden. Internal temperature when done should be 200degrees using a meat thermometer. (Seriously, using the meat thermometer is the best way to figure out when it’s done!)
Cool in the pan for 10minutes, then tip out onto a wire rack (this is why I use the parchment paper!) and cover with a non fuzzy towel until cool. Or until you just HAVE to try that yummy fresh bread.
This is not a light fluffy bread – Hubby says it’s more European in texture. It’s good as is, and as toast. I bake 3-4 loaves at a time and slice it when cool, freezing it to be ready for eating a slice at a time.