Friday, January 7, 2011

GF Bread Machine Potato Bread


     I was asked a question about whether I had ever tried making Cybele Pascal's breads in a bread maker.  I have to admit that though I like her GF Flour blend and use it quite often, that I had not really made any of her breads.  I really like her flour blend and found it to be a good substitute for all purpose flour when I develop recipes.
    With the question now posed, I decided I ought to try at least one of her recipes.  Now, I must confess, the number one reason for not baking her breads is that I am a hit and miss kind of bread maker.  I am famous for killing my yeast, even when I have a thermometer!  So, I shy away from bread making in general.  My forte however, is baking sweets ( not to mention I love and live for consuming them!)  But, the reader who posed the question reminded me, that I am a much better baker with a bread machine.  Off I went to make Cybele's Potato Bread recipe from the Allergen-Free Baker's Handbook.
    The picture above is the results, and the picture below is a slice.  Notice the texture.  It was a beautiful loaf of bread.
     Now for taste... it was good.  I want to tell you though that I am not a huge lover of millet flour.   I used her Bread flour blend: 1 1/2 cup millet, 1 1/2 cup of sorghum, 2 cups of tapioca starch, and 1 cup of potato starch.  I think the reason I thought the bread was good but not fantastic was because her potato bread recipe called for an additional 1/2 cup of millet flour.  If you are a lover of millet then you will definitely love this bread.  I am going to make this bread again but instead of adding 1/2 cup more millet, I am going to add my personal favorite, oatmeal flour.
    I can't post this recipe because of copyright issues, but if you can check the book out of the library or buy the book, you can get the recipe.   Here is the order that I put the ingredients in my Zojirushi  bread machine:

  • warm water
  • sugar
  • oil (instead of shortening)
  • egg replacer
  • salt
  • mashed potatoes (warm) and mix into the above ingredients in the pan
Mix the dry ingredients below first before putting in the bread maker- Bread Flour Mix, Xanthan Gum, cardamom, millet, Better Than Milk Vegan Beverage Mix, Rice, *3/4 tsp Authentic Foods Dough Enhancer (her recipe doesn't call for this).
  • flour mixture
  • yeast ( I increased the amount to 1 Tbsp)
    I used the quick bread cycle and voila!  Ready in 3 1/2 hours.

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