This sensational gluten-free bread has a chewy texture and a sweet, grainy flavor. The ingredients in this recipe are available from a well-stocked health food store.
Plus: Lessons from Bread Artisan Chad Robertson
160 grams (1 cup plus 2 tablespoons) cornstarch
90 grams (1/2 cup) potato starch
80 grams (1/2 cup) rice flour
70 grams (1/2 cup) millet flour
53 grams (1/2 cup) golden flaxseed meal
27 grams (1/4 cup) raw organic rice protein powder, such as Growing Naturals
18 grams (2 tablespoons) psyllium husk powder
10 grams (2 teaspoons) baking powder
9 grams (1 1/2 teaspoons) salt
3 grams (1 teaspoon) xanthan gum
30 grams (2 tablespoons) granulated sugar
One 8.75-gram package active dry yeast, such as Hodgson Mill
500 milligrams (1/8 teaspoon) vitamin C powder
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup whole flaxseeds
3 tablespoons sesame seeds, plus more for sprinkling
2 cups lukewarm water
2 large eggs, at room temperature
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus more butter for greasing
How to Make It
In the bowl of a standing mixer electric fitted with the whisk attachment, mix the cornstarch with the potato starch, rice flour, millet flour, flaxseed meal, rice protein powder, psyllium husk powder, baking powder, salt, xanthan gum, sugar, yeast, vitamin C powder, sunflower seeds, whole flaxseeds and sesame seeds.
Fit the mixer with the paddle attachment and with the machine at low speed, add the water, eggs and 2 tablespoons melted butter until combined. Increase the speed to medium and beat the dough for 3 minutes.
Butter a 10-by-5-inch loaf pan and sprinkle the sides with sesame seeds. Transfer the dough to the loaf pan and using an offset spatula, gently smooth the top. Cover the dough loosely with plastic wrap and let stand at room temperature until it domes over the edge of the pan, about 1 1/2 hours.
Place a pizza stone on the middle rack of the oven and preheat to 425º. Bake the bread for 15 minutes, then reduce the oven temperature to 350º and bake for 30 minutes longer.
Unmold the bread and bake directly on the pizza stone for 20 to 25 minutes longer, until the loaf is golden and a thermometer inserted in the center of the loaf measures 208º. Transfer the bread to a wire rack and let cool completely before cutting.
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