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Wow, the first time I ever made this lovely French Bread, it brought back memories of my mom's homemade French Bread.  This bread is wonderful on it's own, made into grill cheese, french toast, or served like bruschetta.  I made a some changes to the original recipe, but for the original please check this post at Recipe Zaar, a big thank you to Ashley!   Here is how I made this wonderful bread:
1 cup white rice flour
1 cup tapioca starch
1/2 cup brown rice flour
1/2 cup potato starch flour
3 tsp. Xanthan Gum
1 Tblsp. honey
1 1/2 cups warm water
1 1/2 Tblsp. Traditional Yeast
2 Tblsp. melted butter
3 large eggs
1 Tblsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
In a four cup measuring cup, add warm water and honey, stirring to dissolve.  Add in the yeast, cover with a towel and set aside to foam up.
In a small bowl, whisk up the eggs till frothy, add in the vinegar and melted butter, whisking well.
In a stand mixer, combine the dry ingredients, whisking to combine.  Once the yeast is foamy, add in the egg mixture, stirring to combine.  Pour into the dry ingredients, and using the paddle attachment mix on low to medium speed until combined, scraping down the sides as necessary.  Then turn up the speed to high and beat 2 minutes.  The batter will be very sticky.
Line your french bread pans with parchment paper, and scoop out the bread dough, spreading evenly in the pan to create a long bread shape.

Cover with a damp towel, then add a dry towel on top, allow to rise about 30-40 minutes.
Using a knife dipped in water, cut into the dough three times diagonally, then bake in a preheated 400 degree oven 40-45 minutes.  Remove from the pans, allowing to cool on a wire rack.

Ina Gawne


  1. Your bread looks fantastic, Ina! Wish I'd had the recipe yesterday to go with the humongous pot of soup I made for my support group. 😉 Next time! Shared on my gfe FB page! 🙂

  2. Love this recipe. Reminds me of my GF French bread recipe. Fantastic pictures and great ideas for how to use the French bread. I'm going to give your recipe a try today as accompaniment to Pressure cooker split pea soup. Great for a cold mid winter New England supper! Thx!!

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January 13, 2011