I have been given a Kenwood bread maker for Christmas. Does anyone have any tips for making good GF bread?

I really love brown bread, especially with sunflower/pumpkin seeds. Before diagnosis I used to eat lots of Vogel and Cranks bread and wonder if it is possible to create something like this but GF?

Am also wondering whether this is the best type of machine for GF bread? I know some people swear by their Panasonic machines... Are they really very different? Should I consider changing? It does have a GF programme on it.

Any advice / tips / recipes very gratefully received.

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  • Hi there GlutenfreeGranny, I make all my own bread and I add sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds, I also add sesame seeds as they are naturally high in calcium. The secret with a bread maker is to use the gluten free setting or the quick setting as other settings knock the dough back and let it rise again, this is to remove large air bubbles but naturally gluten free flours do not rise a second time hence the quick or gf setting.

    I have been using a mix of half Doves farm white and brown gf flour together and I use a food processor and leave it to prove in my top oven and here's the bread that I make with pictures:


    I don't add milk or as much fat as in the recipe on the packs of Doves farm and my bread stays fresh for several days. I'd experiment with smaller amounts at first to get used to the settings.

    And good luck,


  • hi i have 2 different machines all i can say is play .what i will also say sometimes i use my machines to mix and prov then put them in the oven in baking trays .proper size baps.but play different water does different things so play and enjoy.

  • Hi to another gluten-free gran! I live in South Africa where you don't get gluten-free bread on prescription. I have tried several recipes and this is the one I have ended up with:

    270g rice flour, 30g cornflour or potato flour, 120g buckwheat flour, 4tsp zanthan or guar gum, (or 2 tbsp psyllium husks) a dessertspoonful each of sesame, pumpkin, flax and sunflower seeds, 3 eggs, 370ml water, 1 tsp cider vinegar, 3 tbsp olive oil, 1tsp salt, 1 dessertspoonful brown sugar, 1 packet dried yeast

    Mix together the eggs, water and cider vinegar and place them in your machine. Add the oil. Mix the flours, seeds, gum, sugar and salt and add to the machine. Top with the yeast and put on your gluten-free setting. Good luck!

  • Thanks so much for your replies - very helpful. I'm poised to bake my first loaf!

  • Glutafin select white bread mix, available in the UK on prescription is lovely. New here so not sure where you live :0).

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