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Would some of you wonderful bakers give me some advice about this recipe or possibly suggest another recipe for French bread? My friend, who is vegan, and I are going to get together and bake French bread. Her son bought her an expensive bread pan for just this purpose, and she's trying to go gluten-free, as well.

For some reason, this recipe sounds like it has too much tapioca, to me. She found it online. I don't like breads that are too starchy and I'm a little concerned that this will be too starchy. Here's the link:

http://www.bookofyum.com/blog/gluten-free-vegan-french-bread-recipe-4704.html

Please let me know what you think. She's also used yeast in the past, so I'll be learning from her how to make yeast breads (when it has risen enough, etc.).

Thanks for all of your ideas, comments, suggestions :)

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I make lots of bread and this recipe looks pretty good, actually. There is not an unusual amount of tapioca flour in it but I would personally swap a bit for maybe a bit more millet or some amaranth. You could even use a bit of corn flour. Do you have the lovely French pans? They make a big difference.

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I make lots of bread and this recipe looks pretty good, actually. There is not an unusual amount of tapioca flour in it but I would personally swap a bit for maybe a bit more millet or some amaranth. You could even use a bit of corn flour. Do you have the lovely French pans? They make a big difference.

My friend has a brand new french pan that her son bought her.

I have all of the above flours and even some Besan, or chickpea flour that I have never used. Most sources when I Googled chickpea flour said it is the same thing as garbanzo flour? so I could probably substitute it.

So, if you were baking, how much corn flour, amaranth, tapioca, millet would you use? I'm just not saavy baking bread at all.

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this website has some fantastic recipes for yeast breads, including a french bread recipe. I think the key to successful bread is a combination of a bunch of flours.

http://gfboulange.blogspot.com/2010/06/some-bread-for-table.html

Thank you! That looks great! I think we can make it vegan by just using egg replacer for the eggs.

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