Self-Reliance Challenge: Gluten-Free Sourdough Bread

I decided to tackle a self-reliance challenge this year. The reason behind the personal challenge is to learn 1 new skill a month that will teach me to be more self-reliant. For January, I wanted to learn how to bake sourdough bread. With the added challenge of making it gluten-free.

Here are the resources I used to bake my first loaf of sourdough bread. I know there are a ton of resources out there but I had to piece meal them together so I figured I would document everything here in case you’re looking for an easy gluten-free sourdough recipe.

Gluten-Free Sourdough Starter

I purchased gluten-free sourdough starters from Jennos Homestead Shop on Etsy. I chose the teff and the buckwheat options.

I then purchased Teff Flour from Naturamarket.ca to make my starter. The starter comes with instructions on how to get it started and how to feed the starter. I then purchased glass jars on Amazon to make my starter in.

I ended up feeding it one more time before baking it with the baking flour I was going to use as I didn’t have enough teff flour with one bag to make the full loaf with it.

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Gluten-Free Sourdough Recipe

I used this recipe for the ingredient measurements. I used a mixture of teff flour and Bob’s Red Mill 1-to-1 Baking Flour.

How To Make Sourdough Bread

I then used this video to learn about the whole process of making sourdough bread.

I purchased a proofing basket on amazon to have the bread rise in.

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In terms of baking the bread. I recently purchase a Perfect Pot from Our Place and the max you can put the pot in the over is 419. So I used this recipe for the baking instructions:

Preheat Oven at 450.

Turn Down to 415

Bake in the Perfect Pot for 20 Mins (Lid On)

Remove the Lid and Bake for another 30 – 40 mins (I should’ve baked mine a bit longer so I’ll do 45 mins next time.

Cool for 30 mins at least before slicing into it!

One mistake I made was not halving the dough for two loaves. I don’t know how that might of changed the end result. And while it turned out ok for my first time, I’m going to try this recipe next time.

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