What can I do to prevent the bread from falling apart?
Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.
it sounds lovely. What are you using to bind it? Eggs? What flours are you using?
Xanthan or guar gum are usually added to limit crumbling. How about soaked flax seed, sometimes used as an egg alternative? If you can find similar recipes, you might get some good clues.
a couple of things i've learned in my gluten-free baking endeavors:
-try waiting a day to cut and serve. i get much less desirable results when i try to eat something hot out of the oven but find that a little time helps the product "settle."
-use a smaller, narrower, shallower baking dish. i've been less successful with pans like bundt pans or loaf pans than i've been with muffin tins or a baking dish.
-try different flours. though you've hit on a tasty and moist recipe, you might also need a different balance of starchy and whole-grain flours to get the right texture you are looking for.
-i'm not big on using xanthan or guar gums, though i know they can be helpful, as susan g mentions. but maybe that's a route you would want to take if you aren't doing that already.
-depending on what you're making, an extra egg white might help with binding.
Thanks for the suggestions! Here is a bit more info.
Since I bake dairy free, there are no eggs, I used EnerG egg replacer that I use in all of my recipes.
I used sorghum flour.
I used mini loaf pans.
I did not use Zanthan gum. I will try that!
Again, thank you for taking the time to offer suggestions.
Create a great day!
Pair tomato water with pasta
Tomato water: the sauce of summer.
Butter pecan ice cream for impatient cooks.
It's time to travel.
Tomato skins, meet salt.
Put cake on a pedestal.
Please enter a valid email address.
Well played. You deserve a cookie.
prevented successful signup:
We'll never post anything without your permission.
prevented successful login:
Thanks for signing up!
Connect with us to get more Food52!
Sign up for our useful, inspired emails and we'll
give you everything you need to eat and live better—including
recipes, how-tos, and exclusives and great gift ideas from our
kitchen and home shop.