If you’ve been searching for an amazing gluten free sandwich bread that not only makes mouthwatering sandwiches, but you could also eat just as-is, then this is your loaf! Bonus that it’s dairy free and refined sugar free too!
Grease an 8” by 4½“ loaf pan with butter. Set aside.
Place the flour blend, brown sugar, yeast, salt, and xanthan gum in the bowl of your stand mixer. Use the paddle attachment and mix on low speed until combined (about 30 seconds).
Drizzle in the milk, beating all the time on low speed; the mixture will be crumbly at first, but once all the milk is added, it’ll come together.
Add the softened butter and beat until thoroughly blended.
Add in the molasses. At this point, the batter will look thick, much like a very thick waffle batter.
Beat in the eggs one at a time, beating each in thoroughly before adding the next. Scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl as you add them. Mix it at low speed to incorporate and then beat at medium speed for 2 minutes. The batter will become very smooth and thick, but not even come close to forming a ball.
Scrape the dough into the baking pan. Smooth it level using a spatula. Set in a draft-free place to rise for 1 hour. The loaf will barely crown above the rim of the 8″ x 4 1/2″ pan.
When 10 minutes are left in the rising time, preheat the oven to 350°F.
Bake the bread for 50 minutes, until golden brown. Check for doneness with a toothpick.
Remove the bread from the oven and let it cool in the pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes.
Then turn it out of the pan and lay it on its side to cool for 15 minutes. Flip to the other side and cool an additional 15 minutes.
Slice with a serrated knife when completely cooled.
Mix the eggs one at a time into the batter.
Place the pan in a draft-free place to rise for 1 hour.
After baking, cool the bread in the pan for 5 minutes. Then remove it and allow it to cool using the 'side cooling method'. 15 minutes on each side.
Use a sharp, serrated knife to slice the bread into thin slices.
Store in a plastic bag and freeze for longer storage.