• I love my new Zojirushi X-20 bread machine which I purchased Pleasant Hill Grain’s website. I’ve used it three times and each loaf has come out perfectly. This picture represents “The Ultimate Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Sandwich Bread” made from a recipe I got from the spring 2006 Living Without Magazine issue. The recipe was created by Susan Adamson and was initially referred to in the spring 2005 issue of the magazine. After many calls, letters and emails from readers asking the magazine for the recipe, Susan sat down and figured out her exact recipe, which the magazine published in the spring ’06 issue. I did make a few adjustments to the recipe. I used cow’s milk instead of rice, soy, or almond, as recommended in the recipe. I also added 1 tablespoon of flax meal.
    By the way, this is a fantastic magazine. If you have any food allergies, RUN and order it. It is well worth the price! Go to their website and order it; I didn’t check, but I’m guessing you can call and order it as well.

    The Ultimate Gluten-Free (Dairy-Free if you use rice, soy, or almond milk) Sandwich Bread
    Makes one 1 1/2 – 2 pound loaf
    Note: best if ingredients are all at room temperature

    1 1/2 cups milk (I used cow’s, though they recommend rice, soy, or almond)
    2 tsp apple cider vinegar (make sure it’s gluten free)
    1/4 cup oil (I used olive, as recommended in the recipe)
    3 large eggs
    2 tbsp brown sugar
    1 ½ tsp salt
    1 ½ tsp xanthan gum
    1/3 cup tapiocoa flour
    3/4 cup sorghum flour
    2 cups brown or white rice flour (I used all brown rice flour)
    2 tbsp pecan or almond meal, optional (I used almond meal)
    1 tbsp flax seed meal (my addition to the recipe)
    2 ¼ tbsp gluten free active dry yeast (I used Redstar)

    Mix milk, vinegar and oil together in a bowl. Beat eggs and add to the liquid mixture. Pour into the bread machine bread pan. In a separate bowl, mix all dry ingredients together. Pour dry ingredients on top of liquid ingredients. Make a small well in the middle of the dry mix and add yeast. Set your bread machine according to the directions and wait for the smell to come wafting from your kitchen!

    This morning, we had this bread toasted with my version of Mexican Scrambled Eggs. It was a delicious breakfast and a great way to start the day. Have a great weekend, friends.

    • Anonymous

      Why did you decide to get a Zojirushi bread machine for GF baking? I’m familiar with their rice cookers and know that their quality is great but is there any feature that this company/specific model offers that makes it better for *GF* bread baking? Also, did you mix the ingredients by hand, with an electric mixer, or with a stand mixer (Kitchenaid)?

      (I can’t wait until I graduate and return to the midwest, where I can get a kitchen that has room for all of my coveted cooking and baking accoutrements). :)

    • Ellen

      Based on many positive online reviews, I decided to go with the Zojirushi-X20. It was at least twice as expensive as others I could’ve gotten, but I decided to splurge. It has two paddles instead of one, which supposedly is better for baking gluten free breads. I put all the ingredients right into the bread machine and let the machine do the whole thing. I haven’t yet made bread in my regular oven. Since discovering that I have Celiac Disease, I’ve been cooking ALOT more. We used to eat out a lot, and now we don’t. My feeling is, if I’m going to be cooking more, I’d like to be doing so with the best equipment I can afford. I’m not saying you should run out and buy one of these (unless you can afford one), but at the very least, buy the best you can afford. And don’t wait until you move back to the midwest! Life is too short! Besides, having homemade GF bread is such a treat!

    • Anonymous

      We’ll see. I’ll probably try it first in the oven, probably in a silicone cake pan. Karina (GF Goddess) offered a relatively easy recipe and I’ve had success baking a GF Cranberry Banana Quinoa Bread in a silicone loaf pan in the oven.

      Also, to anyone from IL, I suggest trying Breadsmith’s GF bread. I absolutely hated every other GF bread I’ve tried – the frozen rice bread that should be doorstop and the WF GF sandwhich bread (although I don’t think I’ve tried a non-frozen version). But, I like Breadsmith’s bread. It is very sweet and white (I would have preferred something less angel food cake-y) but it will satisfy your bread fix.

      Also, I just found out that there is an entire GF market not far from where I live in IL (and will be this summer). Afterwards, I may require my mom to send me care packages, hehe. http://www.glutenfreemarket.com/images/GFMlogo4c.gif
      It also looks like you can order anything but the frozen products online. I found this site from exploring another fantastic Chicago company, Enjoy Life Foods (which is completely allergen-free). This is good because I’ve become more sensitive (it triggers more celiac-like symptoms, like sinus and GI issues) to peanuts and corn.

    • Ellen

      Where is the entire GF market? We’re going to be in Chicago and also outside of Milwaukee in about a month? There is a GF store in Milwaukee that we might visit while we’re there. I’ll need to take food to this retreat we’re going on for a week.

    • Anonymous

      The Gluten Free Market (this is the title) is at 210 McHenry Road, in Buffalo Grove, which is north and a little west of Chicago. Their phone number is (847) 419-9610. I would say that driving to Buffalo Grove should be about halfway between Chicago and the WI border. Google also came up with another GF place in IL, that is actually closer to me, in Highwood. I have an exam this morning, so I can’t look it up now, but it’s called Roh and Joh’s Gluten Free Sweets, and it’s on 36 Holabird Loop, Highwood, IL ((847) 681-1782). Highwood is more or less the same amount north as Buffalo Grove but less (just 1 city over from Highland Park, which is abutting Lake Michigan). When I said that IL is more-GF-friendly, I meant that average supermarkets seem to cater more to it. My family shops at Sunset Foods (there are several locations; we go to Highland Park) and they have GF-specific items (like pretzels) that I can’t even find in the Whole Food’s in Boston. The Whole Foods stores in IL are fabulous too. The Evanston store (much closer to the city) is one of the oldest WF’s, and Evanston has tons of little health food stores too. I shop at the relatively new (and huge and very friendly) Deerfield,IL (1 city over, in the SW(?) direction from Highland Park) WF and am very happy.

    • Anonymous

      So… how was the midwest, gf-style?

    • Anonymous

      About the bread:
      -how did you mix the products (by hand, electric blender, or standing mixer (Kitchenaid)
      -do you think this recipe would work if I were to bake it in a pan in the oven instead of a bread machine?

      Northern IL also has the Goodday Gluten Free store, located at 514 N Western Ave STE A Lake Forest IL.

    • Anonymous

      I wanted to recommend the Breadman bread maker, which also has a gf cycle, and is currently on sale at Amazon (and it’s ~1/3 the price of the Zojirushi). I think that it may be smaller too, which is good for apartments or small kitchens. Along the point of having small kitchens, I wanted to recommend Pamela’s bread mix, which you can buy a 6-pack of from Amazon for at-bulk prices – it’s gf, dairy-free, corn-free, and soy-free – but tastes great, almost-sweet. I also have 3 other packages of mix – GF Pantry French bread, GF Pantry sandwich bread, and Bread by Anna’s mix (I think it’s the green one for bread) – but I’ve got to say that it’ll be tough to beat the Pamela’s (her pancake and baking mix is the mix I’ve been using as my “all-purpose” flour with great success). In fact, my non-GF boyfriend says this is the best bread he’s ever had!

    • Karen

      I like your advice on buying the best you can afford when cooking gluten free- especially whent he ingredients themselves are fairly expensive. I have been researching machines myself, I’ll put yours on my list to explore. Thanks!

    • Karina Allrich

      Hi Ellen – The bread looks beautiful! I hope you’re having a wonderful summer.



    • Anonymous

      I think the Gluten Free store in Buffalo Grove is closed. But the gluten free store in Lake forest (goodday health)
      is great. They didn’t have a lot to start with but now they are filled with a lot of “stuff”. They have these rice snacks called baffles. They are great. This store also has a web site and a catalog. http://www.gooddayglutenfree.com

    • canary46

      The former GF store that was in Buffalo Grove moved to Northbrook, Illinois, on the se corner of Dundee & Waukegan in a small strip mall (with parking behind the store.) Full details are at http://www.glutenfreestoreusa.com
      It’s a great resource for people in or driving through the area—what a pleasure to not have to read labels!

    • Anonymous

      The store in Lake Forest Illinois is Goodday gluten free. They have a web site too. http://www.gooddayglutenfree.com. The lady that works there is very nice and she would order anything if you called and asked. They have a good selection. They became bigger all the sudden too.

    • Stephana

      I recently purchased a Zojirushi for making gluten free bread. Every loaf I have made in it has failed miserably. It won't rise (although it would make a really good football). I have tried everything from changing yeast to to amounts of ingredients and more. I make very good, successful gluten free bread in my oven. I really want to use this machine and need help. I live in Colorado, altitude 7,000 ft. I have tried every high altitude change for bread machines I can find and I still cannot make a successful loaf of bread. Do you have any suggestions? I called Zojirushi and they failed with advice as miserably as my machine does with bread! THanks!

    • I Am Gluten Free

      Stephana – I wish I could give you concrete advice. I'm confused – you obviously have success in your oven, so I can't imagine that the altitude is the cause. I wonder if your machine is defective. Have the breads you've made in your machine only been those made from scratch? If so, I might suggest making a GF bread from a mix. Or changing your recipe (if you're making it from scratch). I'm really puzzled and so sorry that the company hasn't been any help. You also might try posting to one or more of the Celiac listserves. I'll bet somebody will have an answer for you. Good luck!

    • ShareWIK

      This is amazing! I love the rest of your blog – the recipes are just fantastic! I have a website, http://www.shareWIK.com, and would love to hear from you! ShareWIK (share What I Know) is a website devoted to bringing together women from all different situations and backgrounds (as well as a few men!) to talk about their experiences and learn from each other. We are taking about Celiac Disease this week on ShareWIK, and I would love your intake. Just sign up to get started. Hope to hear from you!
      – Diana Keough
      P.S. And keep up the great work!

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