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Cyndi's bread from Gluten Free Cookbook
« on: May 13, 2009, 02:23:52 am »
I have just had my second attempt at making Cyndi's bread and both times it has turned out like a heavy brick.  It won't cook through even after an hour in the oven. This morning I let it rise for an hour before putting it in the oven.  Can anyone help me with what I might be doing wrong??  Am I cooking it at the right temperature - 180 degrees? Is the mix supposed to be pretty runny (as opposed to a 'normal' bread dough)?  Is tapioca starch the same as arrowroot flour?
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Re: Cyndi's bread from Gluten Free Cookbook
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2009, 02:30:37 am »
I've made this lots of times and I've had one disaster with it where it was runny and ended up brick like. i have no idea what i did differently!

most of the time though it comes out quite sticky and i can actually make dinner rolls out of it. the only difference is that i add in about twice as many seeds but i doubt that makes much difference.   i do have to cook it longer (my oven is useless and i have no real idea what temperature it cooks at but i usually use 160' for recipes that ask for 180') or it ends up a bit sticky in the middle, like it did last night.

it is definitely a firmer bread but shouldn't be a brick ;) http://brazen20au.blogspot.com/2009/04/gluten-free-bread-cyndi-omeara.html
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Re: Cyndi's bread from Gluten Free Cookbook
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2009, 02:37:04 am »
So you mean it's firm enough to shape into rolls?  Mine was nowhere near that texture.  I had to pour it into the bread pan.
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Re: Cyndi's bread from Gluten Free Cookbook
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2009, 02:44:13 am »
i can kind of dollop it into rolls ;) not firm enough to roll into rolls!
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Re: Cyndi's bread from Gluten Free Cookbook
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2009, 02:53:39 am »
Well mine was nowhere near that thick, both times I made it.  Should I try it with less water?
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Re: Cyndi's bread from Gluten Free Cookbook
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2009, 03:03:21 am »
perhaps. it might even be worth contacting cyndi to ask her. http://www.changinghabits.com.au/contact_us i wonder if it's to do with one of the flours?
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Re: Cyndi's bread from Gluten Free Cookbook
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2009, 03:10:53 am »
Thanks, I'll ask her. I've also texted my demonstrator to see if she can come around next week to give me a hand.
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Re: Cyndi's bread from Gluten Free Cookbook
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2009, 03:36:59 am »
good luck niki! if we lived within 1000kms of each other i'd offer to come over and have a look  :D
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Re: Cyndi's bread from Gluten Free Cookbook
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2009, 03:51:40 am »
niki, just thought, did you definitely put the xanthan gum in? i was making something last weekend that was totally liquid and i realised i'd forgotten the gum - as soon as i put it in instantly thickened and came together into a ball...
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Re: Cyndi's bread from Gluten Free Cookbook
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2009, 03:55:04 am »
I used guar gum - I assumed it was the same thing... maybe it's not.
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Re: Cyndi's bread from Gluten Free Cookbook
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2009, 03:57:18 am »
i'm not sure tbh!
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Re: Cyndi's bread from Gluten Free Cookbook
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2009, 04:11:46 am »
I've sent an email via the website to Cyndi to ask her advice - thanks :-)
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Re: Cyndi's bread from Gluten Free Cookbook
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2009, 12:18:23 am »
Let us know the answer - I haven't tried the bread, but would be interested to see what might be wrong.
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Re: Cyndi's bread from Gluten Free Cookbook
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2009, 12:59:54 am »
I haven't heard back yet but I'll let you know when I do.   ;D
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Re: Cyndi's bread from Gluten Free Cookbook
« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2009, 07:37:02 am »
niki, just wanted to finally show you the bread i made the other day, to show the recipe does work! you can see a few spots, up high and down along the bottom where it wasn't quite cooked and should have been baked a little longer, but it was delicious.

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