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I'm so excited I'm almost holding my breath! Mine has about 28 minutes to bake. Is yours in the oven yet?

How long are you planning to keep it in? If the Challah doesn't look like on my pictures, keep it little longer. Even 5 minutes makes different.

Don't forget to brush it with sugary water.

I'm waiting with you guys. I still have from mine, other wise I would bake it with you. Ach... The warm, freshly baked Challah is best.

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I'm so excited I'm almost holding my breath! Mine has about 28 minutes to bake. Is yours in the oven yet?

I JUST put it in the oven! So mine won't be ready for about an hour. I made two small loafs instead of one. I can't even think of what to make for dinner, I'm so excited about this bread. I think I'm going to make my husband eat leftovers and I'm going to eat this bread for dinner. :lol: Seriously, I keep trying to come up with meals that go well with good bread and I can't think of any! I've gotten in the mode of making food that doesn't require bread with it. Maybe tommorrow I will have to make a good thick soup or something else that is good with bread to sop it up. :D

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How long are you planning to keep it in? If the Challah doesn't look like on my pictures, keep it little longer. Even 5 minutes makes different.

Don't forget to brush it with sugary water.

I'm waiting with you guys. I still have from mine, other wise I would bake it with you. Ach... The warm, freshly baked Challah is best.

Likely 50 minutes but I always set the timer for about ten minutes less then work my way up. I cook/bake to temperature so I am looking for an internal temp of 190. Only about 12 minutes left!

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I JUST put it in the oven! So mine won't be ready for about an hour. I made two small loafs instead of one. I can't even think of what to make for dinner, I'm so excited about this bread. I think I'm going to make my husband eat leftovers and I'm going to eat this bread for dinner. :lol: Seriously, I keep trying to come up with meals that go well with good bread and I can't think of any! I've gotten in the mode of making food that doesn't require bread with it. Maybe tommorrow I will have to make a good thick soup or something else that is good with bread to sop it up. :D

We're having vichyssoise soup with it tonight (but I will most certainly be having my share before dinner).

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We're having vichyssoise soup with it tonight (but I will most certainly be having my share before dinner).

I'm thinking butternut squash soup tommorrow if I don't devour all the bread before then. :lol:

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Likely 50 minutes but I always set the timer for about ten minutes less then work my way up. I cook/bake to temperature so I am looking for an internal temp of 190. Only about 12 minutes left!

This is fun that we both ended up making it at the same time. We should have bake off days where everyone bakes something on the same day and shares what they are baking.

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I'm thinking butternut squash soup tommorrow if I don't devour all the bread before then. :lol:

Yum! I just bought some butternut squash for the same reason - roasted butternut squash and carrot soup with ginger and spices and maybe some pepitas. In my dairy days I would have added some peppered creme fraiche!

Man, this bread thing is so exciting! As soon as it is out of the oven I am tearing off a big old chunk.

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This is fun that we both ended up making it at the same time. We should have bake off days where everyone bakes something on the same day and shares what they are baking.

Isn't it funny? Great minds think alike! ;) I would love to have bake-off days - I was thinking the same thing. Ooooooh...my buzzer just went!

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Yum! I just bought some butternut squash for the same reason - roasted butternut squash and carrot soup with ginger and spices and maybe some pepitas. In my dairy days I would have added some peppered creme fraiche!

Man, this bread thing is so exciting! As soon as it is out of the oven I am tearing off a big old chunk.

I'm just starting to see winter squashes in the market here. I love this time of year! Coconut milk (in the can) is a great addition to soup to make it creamy.

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Isn't it funny? Great minds think alike! ;) I would love to have bake-off days - I was thinking the same thing. Ooooooh...my buzzer just went!

Mine is starting to smell heavenly! 35 mintues left!

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I'm just starting to see winter squashes in the market here. I love this time of year! Coconut milk (in the can) is a great addition to soup to make it creamy.

Is it ever. I love coconut milk - always have and even more so now.

Bread is only at 170 - must wait a few minutes longer, darn it. :angry:

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I just took a look in my oven and it is looking beautiful! The loaves are lightly golden right now like a piece of crusty French bread.

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I JUST put it in the oven! So mine won't be ready for about an hour. I made two small loafs instead of one. I can't even think of what to make for dinner, I'm so excited about this bread. I think I'm going to make my husband eat leftovers and I'm going to eat this bread for dinner. :lol: Seriously, I keep trying to come up with meals that go well with good bread and I can't think of any! I've gotten in the mode of making food that doesn't require bread with it. Maybe tommorrow I will have to make a good thick soup or something else that is good with bread to sop it up. :D

Potato beans soup

5-7 potatoes

1 can kidney beans

2 hot-dogs, oil for roasting

1 small onion

3 Tbsp. of oil

2 cloves of garlic

1 Tbsp. dry red pepper (paprika), black pepper, salt,

2 Tbsp. corn starch

2 Tbsp. rice flour

Peel potatoes and make small cubes about

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I just took a look in my oven and it is looking beautiful! The loaves are lightly golden right now like a piece of crusty French bread.

OK - FINALLY out of the oven. Only half is with sugar water because I wanted some savoury bread, too. It still looks beautiful, it rose nicely and is golden brown. I ripped a chunk off (couldn't stand it) and am just now devouring it with ghee (the non-sugary side). I really like the texture and flavour. Will be able to tell more after it cools a bit...

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OK - FINALLY out of the oven. Only half is with sugar water because I wanted some savoury bread, too. It still looks beautiful, it rose nicely and is golden brown. I ripped a chunk off (couldn't stand it) and am just now devouring it with ghee (the non-sugary side). I really like the texture and flavour. Will be able to tell more after it cools a bit...

I'm happy that you like it so far. I have my laptop in kitchen and what I managed to do from my dinner was just to peel potatoes. Husband isn't going to be happy :lol: :lol:

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Potato beans soup

5-7 potatoes

1 can kidney beans

2 hot-dogs, oil for roasting

1 small onion

3 Tbsp. of oil

2 cloves of garlic

1 Tbsp. dry red pepper (paprika), black pepper, salt,

2 Tbsp. corn starch

2 Tbsp. rice flour

Peel potatoes and make small cubes about

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Thanks! I cannot think of the last time I bought hot dogs. It is hard to find ones that are soy free and pork free too. Sounds like a good hardy soup though. I will keep it in mind.

It is good soup. As I sad, you can use bacon- turkey for meat in it. I'm making it only in winter and only about twice, but when I do, everybody enjoy it.

You can eat this bread with stuffed cabbage, or some pasta dish, or just with butter.

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It is good soup. As I sad, you can use bacon- turkey for meat in it. I'm making it only in winter and only about twice, but when I do, everybody enjoy it.

You can eat this bread with stuffed cabbage, or some pasta dish, or just with butter.

Oh, you are genius! I am too lazy to cook tonight so pasta it is! I can have that ready in 15 minutes and have bread on the side.

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I'm waiting for your reports. Is the Challah good, or not?

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I'm waiting for your reports. Is the Challah good, or not?

It is very good! My husband's words were: "If that is not a recipe you found online you should share it on celiac.com". Then I told him I found it here! :lol:

I am wishing that it were either a little sweeter or less sweet and more savory. Next time I will try it with vanilla flavored almond milk since your recipe called for vanilla flavored rice milk. Or I will make it with plain homemade rice milk and use fresh herbs to make it savory. Also I have noticed that when I make baked goods with coconut milk they are very moist but don't rise as much. This a great soft bread but I wish it were a little more fluffy. It may be because of the milk or because I mixed by hand. It is the best I have made since being gluten free however. I love the crust that it has from the egg wash. Thank you for sharing it with us!

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It is very good! My husband's words were: "If that is not a recipe you found online you should share it on celiac.com". Then I told him I found it here! :lol:

I am wishing that it were either a little sweeter or less sweet and more savory. Next time I will try it with vanilla flavored almond milk since your recipe called for vanilla flavored rice milk. Or I will make it with plain homemade rice milk and use fresh herbs to make it savory. Also I have noticed that when I make baked goods with coconut milk they are very moist but don't rise as much. This a great soft bread but I wish it were a little more fluffy. It may be because of the milk or because I mixed by hand. It is the best I have made since being gluten free however. I love the crust that it has from the egg wash. Thank you for sharing it with us!

Simona, my husband is not home from work yet but I know he will like it, too. He was so happy when I showed him your photos! I agree with GFM - I would probably like it either more sweeet or more savoury (but I lean towards savoury as opposed to sweet, anyway, and that is such an easy thing to change!). That is not your fault - you did specify adding more sugar if you prefer sweeter. But as is it would make a great AP bread. I think I will also add in fresh herbs and roasted garlic next time (and I do that with many recipes anyway) but that is purely personal taste. It is very, very good. It is more dense than I thought it would be (but that could be because I used some sorghum in place of the white rice flour). Will try it without sorghum next time. Because there WILL be a next time! :D

It is definitely one of the very best gluten-free breads I have made. It is so worth doing! And it is not difficult at all so anyone could do it. I am so curious to see what the texture will be like tomorrow, too. This is truly very good bread and I would recommend it to anyone. I also love that it seems as though it could be very versatile (making rolls, pretzels as GFM suggested). And the aroma is yeasty and lovely.

Simona, thank you so much for this exciting adventure! Perhaps we'll have to bake together sometime! :P I think this will be my go-to homemade bread from now on. Congratulations on such a great job!

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Thank you for compliments. I'm very happy that it came out prety good.

The second time around I substituted potato flour for tapioca. It was good, but it wasn't like the first time I baked. I made an apple cake from the same dough the third time around and it was perfect, soft. I still have two slices for today from it.

I like it also more sweet. In this tread I mentioned that you can use more sugar.

The dough would be good with any differtent spices or seeds. For the savory version add more salt and use only 2 Tbsp. of sugar.

I ended up making The potato beans soup for dinner. Here is the picture:

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Simona, it is more than "pretty good" - it is VERY good! You should be very, very proud of your major accomplishment. Really and truly.

That soup looks delicious. Is it a Slovenian recipe? I am really enjoying our Croatian meals! We leave for Istria in two weeks and cannot wait.

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Simona, it is more than "pretty good" - it is VERY good! You should be very, very proud of your major accomplishment. Really and truly.

That soup looks delicious. Is it a Slovenian recipe? I am really enjoying our Croatian meals! We leave for Istria in two weeks and cannot wait.

Yes, it is. The original recipe calls for dry beans instead of canned which means that you need to cook it for long time until soft. I didn't have time for that- I never have time for that and I came up with this easy option. Everything is good where is garlic.

As for the meat in this soup the original recipe calls for smoked ham, kolbasy, bacon, hot-dogs, or mix of them. Some people will cook a smoked pork sholder and later they will chop meat into soup.

I'm trying to make my life easy and my recipes are always simple - Most of them. :lol:

I can say that we finaly finished the Challah that I made on Sunday. It wasn't without fight. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Tomorrow I will bake another one. I will also make special cakes for my husband's party on Saturday.

I will post recipe from at least one cake later.

I'm happy....

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What an exciting thread to read! :lol: I'm going to try this! I need to find all the different flours, but I'm making it this weekend! Thankyou :)

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