This delicious, chewy, crispy and gluten-free version of the Provence style bread is shaped like a leaf or more traditionally, an ear of wheat. I think a leaf shape is more appropriate in this context! What's more? This bread is SOOOO easy to make, it can easily become a regular in your baking repertoire!
Enjoy this herbed bread with a big hearty bowl of soup and ready yourself for the coming chilly days!
1 Tablespoon active dry yeast
3 teaspoons sugar
1 cup warm water
2 cups Namaste Foods sorghum flour
2/3 cup Namaste Foods brown rice flour
1 Tablespoon xanthan gum
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup olive oil, plus more for brushing
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
2 Tablespoons of Herbes de Provence - or a combination of dried basil, oregano, dill, rosemary, thyme or whatever else you have on hand.
1 teaspoon coarse salt
Cornmeal for dusting
In a small bowl, combine the warm water, sugar and yeast. Allow to proof while you prepare the other ingredients.
In a large bowl or stand mixer, sift together the flours, salt and xanthan gum.
In a small bowl, combine the eggs, olive oil and vinegar.
Pour the egg mixture and the yeast mixture into the flour mixture and mix for 4-5 minutes or until well combined. The dough should be slightly sticky. If it is too dry, add a water a few drops at a time.
Oil and sprinkle a baking sheet with cornmeal. With damp hands, spread the dough into an oval shape, cover and let rise for 45 minutes in a warm place.
Preheat the oven to 375F.
Gently brush the dough with olive oil, sprinkle with herbs and coarse salt.
Using a sharp knife, make slits in the dough and gently press the sides of each slit to make a more defined opening.
Bake for 16-18 minutes or until it is golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped. Serve warm!