How to make gluten free bread

The celiac disease It is a disease that presents an abnormality in the villi of the small intestine, and produces a gluten intolerance. When celiac disease is diagnosed, the first thing that is asked of those affected is to change their diet immediately by removing gluten from food. And the bread It is one of those meals. However, gluten-free foods sold in stores are often expensive and it is always cheaper to make them yourself. Therefore, in this article we show you a very simple recipe for you to know how to make gluten free bread and don't stop taking it if you're celiac.

2 hours Medium difficulty Ingredients:
  • 400 g cornstarch
  • 200 ml of warm water
  • 40 ml of olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 15 g fresh gluten-free yeast
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Can you do Gluten-free bread in a bakery or kneading by hand. This recipe is designed to be made by hand because many people with celiac disease may not have a bakery at home, but without problems, it can be introduced into the appliance following the instructions.


Remember that wheat is completely prohibited in celiac diets, so we will use cornstarch to make our gluten free bread. There are also other gluten-free flours but this is the easiest to find.

The first thing you should do is mix cornstarch, fresh yeast and salt in a bowl or bowl large enough. If you don't have fresh yeast, you can also use a gluten-free yeast powder envelope. To mix the fresh yeast with the flour we advise you to dissolve it first with a little warm water.


When well mixed, make a hole in the center, like a volcano, and gradually introduce warm water and oil. Continue stirring until you get a homogeneous mass. You can do it with some rods or directly with your hands. To manually knead the bread for coeliacs we recommend that you put some oil in your hands or flour so that the dough is not stuck in them.

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Now, make a ball with the cornbread dough, cover it with a damp cloth and let it stand to ferment for 45 minutes or 1 hour. The dough should increase twice, when this happens, knead it again a little and shape bread. You can make different rolls or a single bread, as you prefer. Place the bread in a pan or, if you don't have it, on the baking sheet - covered with baking paper - and cover them again with a damp cloth. Now, let it sit another hour.

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Time passed, heat the oven to 200ºC, up and down, and put a glass of water in one of the corners to generate steam. If your oven has a specific program for this function, it is not necessary to put the glass. Make a few cuts on the top of the celiac bread, put it in the oven and let it bake for 40-45 minutes.

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To find out if the gluten-free bread is ready, see if it has browned and lightly tap the base, if it sounds hollow it is made. You can sprinkle some cornmeal on top or leave it as is. As you see, make gluten free bread It is not so complicated and is much cheaper than buying it already made. If you are not going to take it immediately, we recommend that you cut it into slices, if you made a single bread, or take the rolls, cover them with aluminum foil and freeze them.

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If you are celiac or someone in your house it is, in addition to prepare gluten free bread, it will be very useful to know these other recipes that we explain in:

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