Tortoise Shell Bread

This was such a pretty bread. It was crusty and great with jelly.

2 2/3 cups of organic flour
1/2 tsp yeast
1 tbsp organic sugar
1 tsp Himalayan salt
1 Tbsp Coconut or Olive Oil

Add to your bread machine 9 oz of spring water.  To this add your dry ingredients reserving the yeast. Make a well in the top of the flour and place your yeast there.  Set to dough.

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When the cycle ends remove onto your lightly floured countertop and shape it like an oval.  Put onto a greased baking pan and cover with oiled saran wrap and place someplace warm and draft free.  When it has doubled in size (about an hour) preheat your oven to 425F.

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Dust the loaf with flour and slash the top with your sharpest knife.  Bake for about 40 minutes or until the loaf sounds hollow when tapped with a knife on the bottom.

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Sit your bread on a wire rack to cool



  1. OH yum!!! I miss gluten bread sooo much! DO have a piece for me :-)

  2. This is such a pretty loaf! I've never "slashed" the top before. That must be what makes the "bumps" on top?


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