As I have posted many times before, we have a gluten-free home.
4/6 of our family members have Celiac Disease, so to keep a contamination-free kitchen, I only cook and bake with gluten-free ingredients. The glutenous among us enjoy their fill of breads and doughnuts and pizzas when we are out and about.
“Don’t you miss bread?” Is one of the most common questions I am asked. The answer is yes and no. Take a look at my post Our Daily Bread, where I explore various brands and our failures, successes and favorites.
Even though we had found a multitude of tasty substitutes, one thing I really, really missed was a soft bread. One that doesn’t need toasting. One that doesn’t crumble. One that doesn’t get stale and dry within the hour. One that makes a perfect peanut butter and jelly sandwich. And last week I discovered a recipe. It was so delicious, that even the few pieces I set aside to photograph were discovered and devoured by my children. Last night I made it again and had enough left over to photograph (and eat) a pb&j for breakfast today.
It is moist and springy and resembles the slight sweetness of Hawaiian Bread.
I found this recipe thanks to Pamela and her products.
Read about Pamela herself and check out her wide variety of products HERE. (We endorse the pancake mix as well!)
I followed the recipe for sweet bread on the back of her 4lb bag of Bread Mix and Flour Blend.
I made the dough in my bread machine and then baked the dough in my oven. I did have to adapt the baking time. I also plan to try this recipe using other gluten-free flour brands – I will let you know how it goes.
Here is the recipe.
PAMELA’S SWEET BREAD
3 1/2 cups Pamela’s Bread/Flour Mix
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup sugar
2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast (or 1 packet 7g)
1/2 cup milk
3/4 cup warm water
Please note: according to my bread machine directions, I place the wet ingredients first, then the flour, then the yeast.
- Mix all the wet ingredients, plus the sugar.
- Pour into bread machine.
- Add the flour to the bread machine.
- Add the yeast to the bread machine.
- Set the machine to the dough setting.
- Occasionally peek at the progress, scraping down the sides if need be.
- Remove the completed dough and place in a greased bread pan
- Bake at 350 for 70 minutes. NOTE – Mine was done in 40ish minutes. Watch carefully.
Where to find Pamela’s products?
In Puerto Rico: FRESHMART grocery stores.
Or, place an order ONLINE.