So this morning I attempted my first loaf of gluten-free bread. I used a mix, because that seems so much easier than the list of 18 ingredients it takes to make a loaf from scratch.. and I've heard that baking from scratch is HARD to get right, and a lot of times turns out badly anyway.
I decided to pull out the old bread machine, since the package had instructions for breadmakers. I followed the directions exactly, even letting my eggs come to room temperature before starting, which I think is silly, but whatever.
All was going well, and starting to smell wonderfully until it started to smell burnt!! I ran into the kitchen to discover the mix had overflowed the small bread pan and was gooping out onto the burners inside the machine, thus making that nasty burned-bread smell. It still had 45 minutes to go on baking, so it was just a sticky dough-y mess. After I cleaned the junk off of the burners and scooped a little off the top I left it alone to go air out the house and hoped it wasn't ruined. 45 minutes later:
Funny-looking, but BREAD!!!
Nothing like fresh baked bread!!!
And here's the mess I have to clean up now.. never again will I use that mix in this machine! I lost probably the equivalent to a whole slice because the mix made more than the maching could hold.. next time I will bake it in the oven!
My review of Bob's Red Mill gluten-free homemade bread mix: YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BREAD!!!!! I LOVE YOU!!!!!