Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Everything Bread Dough Revisited

Recently Allergy Mother of Three wrote in asking if my Everything GF Bread Dough could be made without using a bread machine.  
The answer is yes! 
I decided to try some alterations besides just using a stand mixer.  I also decided to try my favorite all purpose gluten free flour, Better Batter.  It already has xanthan gum, so I omitted it when I made the bread.  I also omitted the dough enhancer and had great success. 
Below is the original recipe with the directions for using a stand mixer.  This time I made small pita bread rounds. 

Wet ingredients:
1 cup warm water
2 tablespoons canola oil

Dry Ingredients:
1-1/2 tsp xanthan gum
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup sugar
1-1/2 tsp salt
1 teaspoon dough enhancer (optional)
2-1/2 teaspoon yeast


  • In a stand mixer pour 1/2 cup warm water and sprinkle on yeast.  Let sit for 5-10 minutes until frothy.
  • In a separate bowl mix together flour, xanthan gum, baking powder, sugar, and salt. 
  • Fit stand mixer with a paddle attachment.  Add egg replacer, oil, and the remaining 1/2 cup of the water to the yeast.  Mix on low, and slowly add flour mixture. 
  • Beat for 3 minutes on high.  

  • Shape the dough into small flat bread rounds (or flat rectangles for flat bread). 
Brushed with an herbed garlic oil, sea salt, and rosemary.

  • Let rise for 15 minutes in a warm draft free place.
  • Bake at 350 ˚ F for 15 minutes or until done.  



  1. These look wonderful! Can I just clarify.did you use the Cybele AP blend or bread blend? I can't wait to try them!

  2. I am sorry I wasn't clear. I used Cybele's All Purpose Blend. I hope you enjoy them!

  3. Hi Deborah,
    I made them with a mixture of the Cybele Pascal flour (1 1/4 cups) and the Landolakes multigrain GF blend (2cups) to avoid mixing yet another batch! I also reduced the xanthan gum to 1 tsp by adding 3 tsp ground flaxseed. I made 8 smallish pita. They came out delicious. Thanks so much for sharing this fab recipe,I shall make it often!

  4. That is awesome! I am glad to hear that you could use other flour and used flaxseed to make a great batch. I love to hear when people can use their own blends or what they have on hand and the recipe still works! It saves everyone time! And I have never thought of reducing the xanthan gum by using ground flaxseed. Thanks for sharing that tip!