Back when my husband and I were first married, I found a no-knead overnight artisanal bread recipe in our local paper. What a way to wow your family, or even better dinner guests! The smell of freshly baked bread has a swoon-worthy effect every time.
I forgot about the recipe throughout the years; having kids, moving houses, and being diagnosed with Celiacs. A quick internet search for “no rise gluten-free bread” brings up many, many choices. This is what I learned: First a dutch oven with a firmly fitting lid is essential; the steam created while the bread cooks creates a beautiful crispy crust, while the inside will remain perfectly dense and chewy. The second, just a 45 min rise of the dough is enough, no need to rise overnight. Lastly, parchment paper is your friend, I wouldn’t attempt to move that dough without it.
We enjoyed the first loaf we baked, paired with these fabulous Spicy Mussels, then the leftovers lightly toasted then smeared with avocado, lemon and dill. The second time, or the next day since who doesn’t love freshly baked bread, we paired it with my best Beef Provencal – super easy to pull together yet yields layers and layers of flavor.
I am already thinking of other dinner ideas to accommodate baking another loaf so soon!
- 2 tablespoons dry active yeast
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1½ cups warm water (105°F)
- 1 tablespoon xanthan gum if your all purpose flour does not contain it
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 cups gluten-free flour, plus more for dusting
- 2 teaspoons kosher or fine sea salt
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar