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Oct/Nov 2008 Issue
Top Gluten-Free Bread-making Tips
Follow these simple suggestions to create a perfect loaf.
1. Crunchy Crust
For traditional baguette crust, place a small ovenproof bowl with approximately ½ to 1 cup warm water on the lowest rack in preheated oven. Bake bread in the lower third of the oven. After bread has baked for 15 minutes, carefully remove the bowl.
2. Herbal Alternatives
Vary the flavor of your bread by adding different dried or fresh chopped herbs or fresh minced garlic to the dough.
3. Viva Italia!
For crunch and flavor reminiscent of traditional Italian bread, dust your bread pan with cornmeal before adding the dough.
4. Shiny Top
For a shinier crust, brush the top of a just-baked loaf with a little olive oil. Return loaf to oven and bake an additional 3 to 5 minutes.
5. Finishing Touch
For a crustier bottom, remove the loaf from the pan after baking and place it directly on the oven rack to bake for an additional 3 to 5 minutes.