Festive Fruit Bread Gluten-free - Lacto-free
Contributed by: NAPSA
Taking Food Allergies Into Account During The Holidays
(NAPSA) - For some people, to diet means a menu to control or manage body weight. For others,
a special diet is necessary to maintain health. For example, an estimated one in 4,700 Americans
has been diagnosed with celiac disease. These people cannot tolerate wheat, oats, barley or rye in
their diet. More than 30 million Americans are lactose intolerant or have a dairy allergy.
During celebratory times, when eating traditional, familiar foods is important, it's a good idea to
have safe alternatives. This special bread, developed by Red Star Yeast, uses alternative flours
and contains no milk products, and is simple to make, so it can be enjoyed by those who need to
avoid gluten and milk in their food.
- 2 cups white rice flour
- 1/2 cup potato starch
- 1/2 cup tapioca flour
- 1/3 cup cornstarch
- 1 Tbsp. xanthan gum
- 3 Tbsp. sugar
- 11/2 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. nutmeg
- 1 packet (1/4 oz.) Red Star Active Dry Yeast
- 12/3 cups water
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 3 eggs (3/4 cup), room temperature
- 1 package (6 or 7 oz.) dried fruit bits
Thoroughly blend dry ingredients except dried fruit bits. Do this either in a bowl with a wire
whisk or shake together in a gallon size, self-sealing plastic bag. Heat water and oil to 120 to
Bread Machine Method
Pour water and oil into baking pan; add eggs. Add dry ingredients to liquid ingredients.
Select the DOUGH cycle for mixing. After the mixing action begins, help any unmixed
ingredients into the dough with a rubber spatula, keeping to edges and top of batter to prevent
interference with the kneading blade. Press STOP when the mixing is complete. Fold in dried
fruit bits. Do not allow the dough to rise in the bread pan.
Pour water and oil into mixing bowl; add eggs. With the mixer on a low speed, gradually add dry
ingredients to liquid ingredients until all dry ingredients are well blended. Beat on medium speed
about 5 minutes. Fold in dried fruit bits.
Rising and Baking
Pour dough into a lightly greased ring mold; allow to rise approximately 40 minutes to an hour.
Bake at 375 F for 40 to 45 minutes; use a toothpick to test for doneness. Allow bread to set in
pan for 10 minutes before inverting onto cooling rack. Cool completely before slicing. If desired,
lightly dust with powdered sugar before slicing.
Serving Size: Makes 1 Loaf