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gluten-free walnut baugette sliced on a board next to a platter of cheese, fruit, cold cuts and ploughman's pickle lunch relish

Gluten-Free Walnut Baguette

Making this gluten-free walnut baguette bread recipe is a game-changer if you are looking for a fast bread recipe to make in under an hour. Think how nice it will be to have warm gluten-free baguettes so easily and quickly!

As this walnut baguette has NO YEAST, bicarbonate of soda is added to act as a raising agent, similar to how soda bread is made.

Several walnut baguettes in a bread basket next to a cheese board
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How to eat gluten-free walnut baguettes

These walnut French-style baguettes are delicious served with a cheese platter, pates, dips and as a sandwich with your favourite filling. The walnuts add a distinct flavour to the baguette plus a satisfying texture.

A perfect way to enjoy this baguette is to serve it in a Ploughman’s lunch using my recipe to make a homemade Ploughman’s pickle. The walnuts really bring out the flavours of the cheese and pickle.

 

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These walnut toasties are excellent for extending the life of your baguette by making these accessible to accompany many dishes such as soups, dips, terrines or on cheese boards.

They are easily made by toasting or grilling the baguette in thin slices on a panini maker or griddle pan.

gluten-free walnut baugette sliced on a board next to a platter of cheese, fruit, cold cuts and ploughman's pickle lunch relish

Gluten-Free Walnut Baguette

by Sandra, Fun Without Gluten
This is a FAST bread to make with no rising or proving needed. In under an hour, you will have warm gluten-free walnut baguettes to eat.
The recipe also has NO YEAST! This baguette is similar to the soda bread recipe that uses the bicarbonate of soda as a raising agent instead of yeast.
A walnut French-style baguette is delicious served with a cheese platter, pates, dips and as a sandwich with your favourite filling. The walnuts add a distinct flavour to the baguette plus a satisfying texture.
Toasting the baguette in thin slices makes excellent crisp toasties to serve with soups, terrines or on cheese boards.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course baking, bread
Cuisine French
Servings 2 medium baguettes

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 560 g store-bought or homemade gluten-free bread flour 
  • 1 tsp psyllium husk powder
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda/baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 250 ml milk
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 80 ml fizzy water or soda water
  • 25-30 walnuts, broken up coarsely, leaving some whole
  • Rice flour, for rolling

Instructions
 

Preparing the baguette dough

  • Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F.
  • Mix the milk and lemon juice together in a jug and set aside for 5 minutes to slightly curdle.
  • In a medium bowl, sift the bread flour, psyllium husk, bicarb. of soda, salt and sugar and whisk to combine.
  • Form a well in the centre of the flour mixture and add the milk & lemon mixture.
  • Add the cold fizzy water or soda and bring it together to form a soft dough.
    Making the batter for the gluten-free walnut baguette
  • Add the broken walnuts (leave the whole walnuts aside) to the dough and knead using your hands.
    The combined dough for the gluten-free walnut baguette
  • Using floured hands, shape the dough into two baguette shapes and place it onto a greased and floured baguette tray or normal baking tray. Using a sharp knife, make several slashes across the baguette. Press the whole walnuts on top of the baguette. Lightly sprinkle some bread flour over the baguettes.
    Scoring the gluten-free walnut baguette before baking them

Baking the baguettes

  • Bake on the middle shelf for 20 mins, then flip the bread over and continue to bake for a further 10 mins. The bread is fully cooked when it sounds hollow when tapped at the bottom.

Serving

  • Allow to cool down on a wire tray for at least 30 minutes before slicing and serving.
  • To store the baguette, wrap each cool baguette stick in plastic film and finally in foil to keep it from going hard. Alternatively, use leftover baguettes to make crisp toasties.

Gluten-Free Walnut Baguette Toasties

  • Using a bread knife, cut the baguette into even, thin slices.
    A gluten-free walnut baguette sliced to make toasties
  • In either a panini maker or griddle pan, grill the sliced baguette for several minutes on both sides until golden and crisp.
    Grilling the gluten-free walnut baguette slices to make toasties
  • Serve straight-away or store in an airtight glass or tin container.
    A plate stacked with gluten-free walnut baguette toasties on a cheese board

Notes

Walnut Baguette
  • Best eaten on the same day as baking
  • Suitable to freeze whole or in slices
  • Refresh the bread by spraying the surface and reheating in a moderate oven for 8-10 mins
 
Walnut Toasties
  • Keeps for 5 days
  • Suitable to freeze toasted
  • To make them crispy again, refresh them for several minutes in an air-fryer or oven
Keyword gluten-free baguette, gluten-free basics, gluten-free bread, gluten-free bread flour, gluten-free toasties
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A board with several gluten-free walnut baguette toasties and cheese

 

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