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By Mary Frances Pickett

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Making Bread with a Gluten Free Bread Machine

April 23, 2010

There is likely no better smell on earth than that of freshly baking bread. Finding a great tasting gluten free bread that also has a good texture can be a difficult task. There are a good number of gluten free breads on the market, but what if you can make one that is even better right at home? Gluten free bread machine bread will taste better and have a better texture than products you can find on a shelf, not to mention the amazing aroma that will fill your home.

Benefits of a Gluten Free Bread Machine
One of the best things about a bread machine is the labor that it saves. If you combine the time-savings of a bread machine with gluten free bread machine mix, you’ll be amazed how easily you can have freshly baked gluten free bread in your own kitchen.

What to Look for in a Gluten Free Bread Machine
Most gluten free bread can be made with any kind of bread machine, as long as you use it exclusively for gluten free bread. Don’t make a loaf of wheat bread for friends and family and then use the same machine for gluten free baking.

Here are some features that you should keep your eye out for when shopping for a bread machine:

  • Gluten free mode (this can be helpful as gluten free breads do not need to be kneaded as much as wheat containing breads).
  • Programmable
  • Keep Warm setting
  • Bake Only – If you like to knead and create your dough by hand.
  • Dough Mode – Combines and kneads but doesn’t bake. This can be helpful for pizza dough.
  • Rapid Bake – This can be a great setting for gluten free bread mixes. It cuts out steps and produces great gluten free bread.
  • Double paddles – Machines with double paddles tend to mix the ingredients a bit better but they are more expensive.

There is also a gluten free bread machine on the market specifically made for gluten free baking. Bready is a combination of machine (they call it a robot) and mixes. Put in a mix, add yeast and liquids and hit the start button. Bready will bake breads and gluten free cakes. The machine and 4 mixes runs about $300 with additional mixes running about $7 each.

A great way to evaluate which machine to go with is to read gluten free bread machine reviews. Find out what other consumers think of the Bready system versus traditional bread machines. The one drawback to the Bready is that you’re limited to using their mixes. With a regular bread machine you can use any combination of ingredients which may provide for more flexibility.

 

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