How to make gluten-free bread

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Nothing beats the taste (and smell) of freshly baked bread ? the challenge is to resist eating it all as soon as it comes out of the oven. This gluten-free bread is delicious and texture and very easy to make.


  • 350g gluten-free flour we used Bobs Red Mill All Purpose Baking Flour
  • 7g sachet easy-bake/ fast-action dried yeast
  • 1 level tsp caster sugar
  • 1 level tsp salt
  • 1 level tsp xanthan gum
  • 250ml milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 4tbs sunflower oil
  • 1tsp vinegar

If you or any of your family are on a gluten-free diet it can often be hard to find good recipes to make. This gluten-free bread recipe doesn't miss out on a classic bread flavour or texture.

Triple-tested in the Woman's Weekly kitchen, this loaf takes 40 mins to make and is well worth the wait. With a traditional method that leaves plenty of time for proving, you'll want to make this loaf over and over.

Making this bread is more like making a cake. Usual yeast cookery methods doesn't work for gluten-free bread because the purpose of kneading is to develop the gluten.

To freeze your bread, wrap the cold loaf in a freezer bag and freeze for up to 1 month. Allow the loaf to defrost before serving. It may be refreshed in a hot oven for a few mins before serving.


  • 1lb (500g) loaf tin, well buttered

Step 1

Tip the flour into a bowl and add the yeast, sugar, salt and xanthan gum and mix well. Mix together the milk, egg, sunflower oil and vinegar.


Step 2

Pour the milk mixture into the flour and mix well, to give a soft dropping consistency.


Step 3

Spoon the mixture into the loaf tin and level the surface, leaving it slightly textured. Cover the tin loosely with oiled cling film and leave the loaf in a warm place to rise until it shows above the top of the tin.


Step 4

Set the oven to 200C/400F/Gas Mark 6. Bake the loaf in the centre of preheated oven for 30-40 mins, or to check if its baked, tap the base of the loaf to see if it sounds hollow. Remove the loaf from the oven and transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely.

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