Gluten-Free Sandwich Bread Masterpiece


Step into the world of gluten-free baking with the Wholesome Loaf: Gluten-Free Sandwich Bread Masterpiece. This bread is a revelation for those on a gluten-free diet, offering a delicious, soft texture and a robust flavor that rivals traditional wheat bread. Ideal for sandwiches, toast, or simply enjoyed with a spread of butter, this bread is versatile and satisfying. Each slice is a testament to how gluten-free baking can be both wholesome and delightful.

Gluten-Free Sandwich Bread Masterpiece

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 1 hour (includes rising time)
  • Cooking Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 1 loaf (approximately 12 slices)
  • Serving Size: 1 slice (approximately 40g)

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 110 kcal
  • Protein: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 20g
  • Fat: 2g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.5g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 190mg
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 1g


  • 450g (1lb) gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon instant yeast
  • 2 teaspoons xanthan gum (if not included in flour mix)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 350ml (12oz) warm water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 large eggs (or egg substitute)

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together gluten-free flour, yeast, xanthan gum, salt, and sugar.
  2. In another bowl, mix warm water, olive oil, vinegar, and eggs. Add to dry ingredients, mixing until smooth.
  3. Cover the dough and let it rise in a warm place for about 30 minutes, or until doubled in size.
  4. Transfer the dough to a greased loaf pan. Let it rise again for about 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat oven to 190°C (375°F). Bake for about 35 minutes, or until the top is golden brown.
  6. Remove from the oven and let cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Ensure water is at the right temperature for yeast activation.
  • A second rise is crucial for a lighter texture.
  • Slice the bread after it has completely cooled for the best texture.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use a bread machine for this recipe?

Yes, use the gluten-free setting if available.

How long does gluten-free bread last?

Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days, or freeze for longer storage.

Can I make this bread vegan?

Substitute eggs with your preferred vegan alternative.