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Creating A Special Holiday Meal For Family For years, I really struggled to get my family together, so when we were all in the same place for the holidays, I realized that I wanted to have a nice family dinner. I talked with everyone about what they wanted to bring, and then I decided to make a really special entree for everyone. I made my grandmother's roasted chicken and potatoes, and they all loved the approach to a family meal. I know how much food can bring people together, so I've made this blog all about holiday food and cooking. Read on to discover great tips about making the holidays fun with the right meals.



Two Gluten-Free Sandwich Bread Recipes

A sandwich isn't a sandwich without bread, but if you are someone who follows a gluten-free diet, finding bread for your sandwiches can be tough. Have you thought of making your own? Here are two simple recipes you can follow to make delicious gluten-free bread at home.

Oat and Barley Bread


  • 2 cups oat flour
  • 1 cup barley flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 packet instant dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup milk, warmed gently
  • 1/2 stick butter, softened
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten

Combine the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Add the milk, stirring constantly until incorporated. Then, add the butter and eggs, and beat with a mixer at high speed for three minutes. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and let your dough rest for one hour. It should look foamy and bubbly.

Scoop the risen dough into a lightly greased loaf pan. Let it rise for another 45 minutes or until doubled in size. Place in a preheated, 350 degrees F oven, and bake for 40 - 45 minutes or until golden brown on top. Let cool for 15 minutes, and then remove from the pan to finish cooling completely before slicing.

Simple Gluten-Free Bread


  • 3 cups all-purpose gluten-free flour
  • 2 teaspoons xanthan gum
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cups milk, warmed
  • 1/2 stick butter, melted
  • 2 eggs, plus one egg white, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 packet active, dry yeast

Combine the dry ingredients, and whisk to incorporate. Then, slowly drizzle in the milk, honey, and butter. Mix on medium speed for two minutes. Add the eggs one at a time, beating for 30 seconds after each addition. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and let rise for 1 hour.

While the bread is rising, grease a large loaf pan or two small loaf pans. Pour the risen batter inside, and use a spatula to smooth the top. Let the loaf or loaves rise for about 30 - 45 minutes, and then bake in a 375 degree F oven for 45 - 50 minutes. Let cool for 15 minutes in the pan, and then place on a wire rack before cooling completely.

Both of these breads are delicious options for making sandwiches. They are also wonderful when spread with butter and jam as toast. Experiment with them a little to discover what you like best. To learn more information about gluten free bread recipes, reach out to a professional near you.