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Gluten Free Soda Bread

Doves Farm recipe

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This versatile bread can be made with EITHER 500g of Gluten Free Brown Bread Flour Blend OR 500g of Gluten Free White Bread Flour Blend. Happy baking and eating!

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Unit of measurement


500 gGluten Free Brown Bread Flour Blend
500 gOR Gluten Free White Bread Flour Blend
¼ tspSalt
1 ⅔ tbspsBaking Powder
2 tspsXanthan Gum
1 tspVinegar
1 tbspOil
500 mlMilk or Rice Milk
2 tbspsExtra Milk or Rice Milk


1. In a bowl mix together the flour, salt, baking powder & xanthan gum

2. In a separate container stir the vinegar & oil into the milk.

3. Add the milk mixture to the flour.

4. Stir to form a soft, slightly sticky dough.

5. Roughly shape the dough & place in an oiled 500g/1lb tin.

6. Brush the top of the loaf with the additional milk.

7. Bake in a preheated oven for 90/100 minutes.

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Temperature & cooking time:
Oven 200°C/Fan 180°C/400°F/Gas 6

Dietary status:
Without Dairy, Without Egg, Without Gluten, Without Nuts, Vegan, Vegetarian, Without Wheat.

Please note: Dietary status is a guideline only. If you have a food allergy, please check the suitability of your ingredients.

Customer reviews

12 Reviews
5 stars: 6
4 stars: 2
3 stars: 2
2 stars: 0
1 stars: 2

Average Customer Rating:

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By Mrs Michele Pool

22 Mar 2015 | 07:55 GMT

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This turned out pretty good for a first attempt. Would agree that it is very crusty when straight out of the oven. I softened the crust by covering it with clingfilm while still warm and leaving it to stand over night. Very nice in the morning thinly sliced, toasted and spread with jam.

By Ms Sheila McLean

08 Mar 2015 | 19:13 GMT

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I followed the recipe to the letter but the mixture was so wet I could only scoop it into the tin. The end result was lumpy and the top had blown up like a souffle. The outside was rock hard and the inside, although reasonably textured,was tasteless and could have done with more salt. I wish I could post a photo of it before it hits the bin.

By Ms Ber Branni

09 Jan 2015 | 19:59 GMT

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I made this today and I am very unhappy with the result. It was very hard on the outside and very stodgy inside. I followed the recipe correctly. I would give it 0 stars but that is not an option.

By Miss Anna Bryant

02 Dec 2014 | 16:24 GMT

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Are you sure the recipe quantities are correct as no one seems to have got a result like the loaf in the photo?

By Miss Anna Bryant

27 Nov 2014 | 19:23 GMT

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I have just made this soda bread with the white flour and have the same problem as linda. Namely a very hard crust and stodgy inside, although it's still better than Genius bread. I baked it for 90 mins in my gas over at mk 6, in a glass loaf dish. Any tips?

By Mrs linda wrigglesworth

28 Oct 2014 | 09:24 GMT

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I have just made this soda bread, the outside is as hard as rock and the inside is not totally cooked inside! the taste is nice. I might try and cook on a lower heat for a bit longer.

Dear Linda. Thank you for your feedback. We baked the recipe again after receiving your review and the bread turned out just like the picture above, not hard and not uncooked in the middle. We wonder if you used 500g of brown AND 500g of white flour blend? The recipe states 500g of EITHER. We have made this clearer in the recipe now. Many thanks and all the best from Doves Farm

By Mr Peter Eardley

28 Jul 2014 | 23:28 BST

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I'm puzzled that this soda bread recipe does not have Bicarbonate of Soda listed in the recipe, so don't know how much to put in. Do I just include it instead of the baking powder?

Baking powder is made with two ingredients, one of which is bicarbonate of soda. So by using baking powder, the soda bread has all it needs to rise, simply follow the ingredients in the recipe. Happy baking!

By Ms Kim Michelle

24 Dec 2013 | 14:01 GMT

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Lovely... Have coeliac and thought that my future was shop bought fluffy bread. Now I can make my own..... I added sunflower seeds and it was lovely. It is a soda bread so is quite heavy but i found the more you kneaded it the better it is.

By Mr Peter Rudd

08 Dec 2013 | 19:30 GMT

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I baked my 1st loaf for my wife today, the outside was very hard but the inside was a bit heavy but edible, I will try again on a shorter baking time. Thanks for the recipe.

By Mrs Elena Blunsum

10 Jul 2013 | 10:03 BST

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I too found the loaf soggy inside. Tried again using 450mls fluid and made rolls instead - much better results! I made 8 rolls and cooked them at 200 for 35 mins.