Baking the perfect gluten-free bread might seem difficult. Even after following the instructions and punching the right settings, you might end up with a hard and sunken lump. And when you slice it, you discover that it’s soggy at the bottom and raw inside. The question is what really went wrong? As with many things, there can be various factors.
However, a toastmaster bread machine simplifies matters considerably. If you wish to prepare gluten-free bread with it successfully, just follow these guidelines.
- Firstly, it is important to understand the consistency and appearance of gluten-free dough. It different from gluten-containing dough. Being heavier and stickier, gluten-free dough is difficult to mix. The large paddle of the equipment ensures that all the ingredients are mixed thoroughly.
- Secondly, when you are making gluten-free bread you do not need a second knead or rise. This is because of the way the yeast and the dough interact when it doesn’t have gluten. Do not push out the air from the dough. The air keeps your bread fluffy. Skip the second cycle of kneading. You can also manually detach the paddles after the completion of the first cycle.
- Finally, remove the bread from the bread making equipment as soon as it has finished baking. If you do not remove it in time it will turn soggy due to the condensation of steam on the bottom and the sides of the baking pan.
However, you should be prepared for few flops if you are a beginner. Understand the settings and get acquainted with it. You can bake bread smoothly only after you have a thorough understanding of the process. Be prepared to put in a little effort and time. Soon, you will be well on your way to enjoy fresh gluten-free bread with your Toastmaster Bread Machine.