This easy gluten free sourdough bread recipe makes a sourdough bread that is so good, you will be surprised it gluten free!
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Gluten Free Homemade Sourdough Bread
This gluten free homemade sourdough bread recipe is yeast free and absolutely worth the effort. Feel free to write if you have questions, or read the comments below for more inspiration.
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If you would like to try making Bread Srsly’s sourdough bread, this is a great starting point. Sadie no longer uses this specific recipe, but the point of this recipe is to inspire you to experiment in your kitchen.
No yeast sourdough
Making gluten free sourdough bread takes a lot more time than regular bread. You need 3-5 days to create a sourdough starter for the first time because there is NO YEAST in this recipe. The sourdough ferments to make a fluffy bread without yeast.
(Once you have a starter for this gluten-free bread, if you keep it well fed, you can use it to start baking new sourdough bread loaves right away.)
You need 3-5 days to create a sourdough starter for the first time because there is NO YEAST in this recipe. The sourdough ferments to make a fluffy bread without yeast.
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Gluten Free Sourdough Starter Instructions
- Mix together equal parts of a flour blend and water. (Stay away from pure starch sources such as tapioca and potato.) Leave it in a bowl at room temperature. Cover the bowl with a towel.
- Every 8-12 hours, (2-3 times a day) add a little more flour and water.
- After 3-5 days, your mixture should smell sour and have bubbles. Congratulations! You are almost there.
- Once your mixture is bubbling, add some to your bread mix. Do not use any yeast.
- Let rise for at least 12 hours.
- Once the bread has risen, you have your starter!
How To Feed Gluten Free Sourdough Starter?
If you love sourdough bread and want to continue making it regularly, your best bet is to keep a starter in the refrigerator. The starter will need to be fed by removing approximately ¼ cup of the starter from the fridge. Then you will need to combine the starter, ¼ cup of water and ¼ cup gluten free flour mixture. Next, you will place covered on the counter at room temperature until it is bubbly, then put back in the fridge in a covered container.
If you love gluten free bread, you will want to try these Gluten Free Cheddar Herb Muffins. They are so light and fluffy. Also, these Paleo Biscuits are delicious and perfect for anyone who needs to be grain free!
How Do I Know If Sourdough Starter Has Gone Bad?
If your sourdough starter has been exposed to bacteria, it can go bad. Naturally, if you eat bad bread, you can expect to become ill. The easiest way to tell if your starter is still good is to open it and smell before each use. If it smells unbaked bread, then it is still good and can be baked. If you notice a foul odor, mold growing or pink or orange tint, then it has gone bad and should be discarded.
What Is The Liquid On Top Of My Sourdough Starter?
The liquid that forms on top of your sourdough starter is known as hooch. When you see hooch in your starter that is an indicator that the sourdough needs to be fed. The development of hooch is perfectly normal and not a cause for concern. Simply drain off the hooch before you feed the sourdough starter. You may notice the hooch smells like alcohol and this is normal as well.
Can I Freeze The Gluten Free Sourdough Starter?
Yes, you can freeze the sourdough starter. If you decide to freeze the starter, you will not have to feed it. When you are ready to bake the bread, you will need to give the sourdough starter a week before the dough is active again. Once you remove it from the freezer, you will need to begin the feeding process. When the sourdough appears to be stable, then you are ready to bake some bread.
Freezing the starter is an excellent idea if you just don’t have the time and effort to keep feeding it. I recommend freezing the sourdough starter if you are going on vacation or aren’t going to be home for some reason for several days.
What To Serve With Gluten Free Sourdough Bread:
If you haven’t eaten a lot of sourdough bread or are looking for some ideas on what to serve it with, here are a few tasty ideas:
- Roasted Chicken – Place pieces of roasted chicken and cheese (if you can tolerate dairy) and toss it under the broiler until it is hot and the cheese is bubbly. Add toppings and enjoy. So good!
- Bread Bowl – Use this sourdough gluten free bread as a base for a bread bowl. Add in your favorite soup and gobble it all up!
- Bread Crumbs – You can dry the loaf of sourdough bread out and turn it into bread crumbs. It will go lovely in any recipe that requires bread crumbs, and the flavor is terrific. Try this delicious Gluten Free Meatloaf recipe!
- Dip – Serve pieces of gluten free sourdough with this Hot Cream Cheese Dip and it will go perfectly! It pairs nicely with anything cheese based too.
Things You Need To Make This Recipe:
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 213 Total Fat: 1g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 587mg Carbohydrates: 45g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 0g Protein: 6g
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