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Seven Flour Bread

We recently purchased a Breadman TR2500BC bread machine. It seemed to have the most positive reviews for making gluten-free bread. Here is our usual bread recipe, which works great!

Each loaf weighs 2.2 pounds. How we shop (see below) the total ingredient cost per loaf is $4.76.

In the bread machine pan combine:

Optional: stir by hand, then allow the yeast to proof for about 5 minutes, until it is quite foamy. (This might yield a more open crumb, although differences in humidity have made our tests unreliable.)

Then add:

Use a program cycle that does Knead 1 for 3 minutes, Kead 2 for 15 minutes, Rise for 25 minutes, and Bake for 70 minutes.

At CostCo we buy sugar ($4.99 for 10 pounds), yeast (? for 2 pounds), organic extra virgin olive oil ($13 for 67.6 fluid ounces), eggs ($4.29 for 18 eggs), and almond meal ($15 for 3 pounds).

At Trader Joe's we buy flaxseed meal ($2.50 for 1 pound).

At Market of Choice we buy xanthan gum ($12.50 for 8 ounces).

At Azure Standard we buy 25-pound bags of quinoa ($80), amaranth ($53), and sorghum ($26.50), which we grind into flour with our stand mixer attachment. From Azure Standard we also buy brown rice flour ($44 for 25 pouns) and tapioca flour ($2.95 for 1 pound).