Gluten Free Rustic Cheese and Onion Bread

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Average Rating: 4.5 | Rated By: 2 users

This is another delight from my rustic kitchen. The bread is infused with caramelized onions and melted cheese and topped with crunchy crust making this all-time favourite bread. Hard to believe it is gluten-free


  • 1 ¼ cup (310 mL) water, slightly warmer then room temperature
  • 2 packages regular or quick active dry yeast (4 ½ teaspoons)
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) pure maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) organic, gluten-free apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 medium-size onions, chopped
  • ½ cup (125 mL) gluten-free millet flour
  • 1 ½ cup (375 mL) gluten-free brown rice flour
  • 1 cup (250 mL) all-purpose gluten-free flour
  • 1/3 cup (80 mL) gluten-free tapioca starch
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) gluten-free ground flaxseed
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) sea salt
  • 1 ½ cup (375 mL) grated old cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) gluten-free cornmeal
  • Instructions

  • In a medium bowl mix water, yeast and maple syrup, then rest for 15 minutes then stir in apple cider vinegar
  • While the yeast is resting, heat olive oil in a saucepan and add onions, cook on low heat for 15 minutes or until the onions become slightly caramelized. Then cool
  • In a large bowl stir millet flour, rice flour, all-purpose flour, tapioca starch, flaxseed and salt then add in yeast mix, onions and cheese and with a spatula combine all ingredients until they form a ball of dough. Cover the bowl with a dishcloth and rest for 1 hour
  • After 1 hour place dough on a slightly floured surface with cornmeal and roll the dough creating a loaf. Place loaf on parchment paper and with a sharp knife make few slices about ¼ inch deep across the dough. Cover and rest for 4 hours
  • Preheat oven to 450 F and place a cast iron pot without the lid in the oven. Once the oven reaches 450 F, gently transfer the dough with the parchment paper in the heated pot and cover with a lid
  • Bake for 30 minutes, then remove the lid and bake 20 more minutes, then remove loaf from the pot and cool on a cooling rack

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