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Gluten-Free Bacon & Onion Wheel

My pricey Aunt Mary simply launched her FIRST cookbook! She is a gluten-free baker extraordinaire and is on the weblog at present speaking about her cookbook Gluten-free Sourdough Baking the place she shares an incredible Bacon & Onion Wheel recipe straight from the e-book. 

Hello there! That is Mary from A Couple of Celiacs. Tori has invited me right here to share the recipe for this scrumptious “Bacon and Onion Wheel” from my just lately printed cookbook” Gluten-free Sourdough Baking.

After I was first recognized with celiac illness over 10 years in the past, my physician organized an appointment with a celiac dietitian. There was lots to study for myself, and all my household. I’m really grateful for everybody’s help, and the hassle that they all the time put into making gluten-free meals. It was not straightforward to start with … for any of us! Nowadays I’m not the one celiac within the household, as a result of my two daughters, a niece and a nephew in New Zealand have additionally been recognized with celiac illness. 

Up till 2 years in the past, I had by no means dreamed of writing a cookbook, however then “Web page Avenue Publishing” contacted me. They’d discovered just a few gluten-free sourdough breads on my Instagram account. A contract was signed and from then on, in all my spare time, I baked with sourdough for the higher a part of a yr.  

With sourdough, I’m nonetheless studying one thing new each time I bake. It’s a endless science experiment; I adore it and am really addicted!! Good gluten-free bread is what each celiac or gluten-free particular person appears to need (beats the store-bought by a landslide), and I’m glad to have the ability to share what I’ve discovered on this e-book. 

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What’s Gluten

In case you didn’t know! Gluten is the protein present in wheat rye and barley. With out gluten, it’s a matter of attempting to re-create one thing like gluten (which gives that elasticity to dough), that’s protected for folks with celiac illness or different well being points.

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Gluten-Charge Bread vs Common Bread

Gluten-free breads are denser than wheat breads and this denseness will range lots, relying upon the gluten-free flour and the share of starches which can be used. I want much less starches and extra complete grains for a more healthy flour mix. My most used flours are, sorghum, oat, millet, white rice, brown rice, buckwheat flour, and tapioca starch. With gluten-free flour blends you want a minimum of two or three flours, a starch, and a binder. The binder I typically use is psyllium husk. It not solely provides fibre, which is commonly missing in gluten-free baking, however it’s also the magic ingredient for gluten free bread to work. Psyllium husk is a necessity in my bread recipes and there’s no substitute! I take advantage of the entire psyllium husk and never the psyllium powder. 

Baking, particularly with sourdough, has develop into a artistic outlet for me, and I really like experimenting with new recipes, scoring designs, and naturally consuming these baked goodies. I hope you want this recipe. It’s the finest appetizer! 

How To Make This Bacon and Onion Wheel 

The method for making and shaping this Bacon and Onion Wheel is simpler than it’s possible you’ll assume, and it makes such a surprising and scrumptious desk piece! The dough is mushy and light-weight, and comparatively straightforward to form for a gluten-free dough. 

  1. Make a levain (a preferment that helps deliver flavour and different parts to the bread) with some energetic gluten-free starter (the starter recipe is within the cookbook) 
  2. Combine the dough the day earlier than and depart it to rise within the fridge in a single day or combine the dough the identical day and bake it within the night. 
  3. Divide the dough into two even sized balls, roll them into giant disks on parchment paper and sandwich the filling between the 2 disks. 
  4. Reduce the dough into 16 items, twist and form the dough, let it rise, brush on a glaze close to the top of baking and revel in! 

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 Gluten-Free Bacon and Onion Wheel 

Sturdy flavours mix with the visible enchantment of this savoury pull-apart bread. This is a perfect snack or appetizer to get pleasure from with your loved ones and pals. The preparation of this gluten-free dough could sound intimidating, however it’s fairly straightforward to form. The satisfaction that comes with gazing at your masterpiece—after which consuming it—is nicely value giving this recipe a strive.  

To make this recipe faster to organize, it’s handy to prepare dinner the bacon and onion the evening earlier than you bake it. Go away the cooked bacon and onion within the fridge for the evening to present the combination ample time to chill. 

Gluten-Free Bacon & Onion Wheel

This Gluten-Free Bacon & Onion Wheel is a perfect snack or appetizer to get pleasure from with your loved ones and pals. The preparation of this gluten-free dough could sound intimidating, however it’s fairly straightforward to form. The satisfaction that comes with gazing at your masterpiece—after which consuming it—is nicely value giving this recipe a strive.  

Creator A Couple of Celiacs (Mary Thompson)



  • 40 g energetic starter
  • 80 g heat water
  • 40 g buckwheat flour
  • 40 g brown rice flour


  • 40 g millet flour
  • 70 g tapioca starch
  • 75 g sorghum flour
  • 40 g oat flour
  • 20 g quinoa flour
  • 15 g teff flour
  • 5 g salt
  • 220 g heat water
  • 100 g heat milk
  • 15 g pure maple syrup
  • 24 g complete psyllium husk
  • 4 g flaxseed finely floor
  • White rice flour as wanted


  • 130 g diced bacon 3 strips
  • 200 g diced onion 1 giant onion
  • ½ tsp salt
  • tsp black pepper
  • 80 g bitter cream


  • 10 g gluten-free soy sauce at room temperature
  • 10 g pure maple syrup at room temperature
  • 10 g water at room temperature


  1. Reactivate your starter the day earlier than you propose on constructing the levain. An excellent time to do that is whenever you stand up within the morning, to permit the starter 6 to eight hours to develop into bubbly and energetic. You will want 40 grams for the levain and a minimum of 20 grams left over for sustaining your authentic starter/fundamental tradition.

  2. Construct the levain:

    Utilizing a kitchen scale, weigh 40 grams of energetic starter in a clear 500-milliliter jar. Vigorously combine in 80 grams of heat water, then add 40 grams of buckwheat flour and 40 grams of brown rice flour. Ferment the levain for six to eight hours, or till it’s bubbly and has risen to a peak, earlier than mixing it into the dough.

  3. Combine the dough:

    In a big bowl, mix the millet flour, tapioca starch, sorghum flour, oat flour, quinoa flour, teff flour and salt. In a medium bowl, mix the nice and cozy water, heat milk, maple syrup and levain. Sprinkle the psyllium husk and flaxseed on prime of the levain combination. Instantly whisk the substances to stop lumps from forming. Pour the levain-psyllium combination into the flour mix. Combine the dough nicely by hand, or with a kitchen mixer fitted with a dough hook operating at medium-low pace, till all of the substances are absolutely included.

  4. Ferment:

    Kind the dough right into a ball, then place it in a 4-cup (1-L) proofing bowl. Cowl the bowl with its lid and place it within the oven with the sunshine on. Let the dough relaxation for 30 to 60 minutes, or till the dough begins to rise somewhat. Place the coated bowl within the fridge in a single day for the majority fermentation.

  5. Form:

    The following day, take away the dough from the fridge and depart it at room temperature for about half-hour, till it’s heat sufficient to work with. In the meantime, minimize two 10½-inch (26-cm)-diameter circles of parchment paper. Set the parchment paper apart. In a medium skillet over medium-low warmth, mix the bacon and onion. Cook dinner the combination for six to eight minutes, till the bacon is crispy and the onion is translucent. Drain and discard the surplus fats from the bacon and onion combination, after which depart the bacon and onion to chill when you form the dough.

  6. Flippantly dampen a piece floor with water. Switch the dough to the ready work floor. Knead the dough with moist arms to type it right into a ball. Flippantly mud the dough’s floor with the white rice flour, after which knead the dough for 1 to 2 minutes, till it’s clean and holding collectively nicely. Reduce the dough in half. Weigh every half to make sure each is 398 grams. Form every bit of dough right into a ball. Place a dough ball on every of the parchment paper circles. Flatten every ball along with your hand, after which roll it out into two 10-inch (25-cm) spherical disks.

  7. Combine the salt and pepper into the bitter cream, unfold the bitter cream on prime of 1 dough disk, then evenly unfold the bacon and onion combination on prime of the bitter cream. Fastidiously flip the second dough disk immediately on prime of the filling and peel off the parchment paper. Gently clean the highest layer of dough along with your arms. Seal the outer edges collectively by pinching them along with your fingers. Place a small glass—similar to a shot glass—within the heart of the dough circle to make a hoop indentation, being cautious to not minimize during the dough. Reduce the dough into even quarters, being cautious to not minimize into the middle ring. Reduce every quarter section in half to make eight segments, once more being cautious to not minimize all the way in which to the middle. Then, minimize every of the eight segments in half to make sixteen segments, once more being cautious to not minimize all the way in which to the middle. Gently twist every section thrice to type 16 twisted bread sticks which can be nonetheless hooked up to the middle. Take away the shot glass and rating a number of traces to type a star form within the heart circle. Switch the dough, nonetheless on the parchment paper, to a big pizza stone.

  8. Proof:

    Cowl the dough with a moist tea towel and let it relaxation at room temperature—ideally about 72°F (22°C)—for two to three hours. The proofing time is determined by the temperature of your kitchen. If the temperature is somewhat colder, place the dough within the oven with the sunshine on. In the summertime heat, it may be left on the counter, and it might profit from much less proofing time. When the dough has proofed sufficient, it can have risen and can really feel mushy, puffy and spongy on prime.

  9. Bake: Preheat the oven to 450°F (232°C). Within the meantime, put together the glaze. In a small bowl, whisk collectively the soy sauce, maple syrup and water. Set the glaze apart. Bake the wheel on the pizza stone for quarter-hour. Scale back the oven’s temperature to 375°F (191°C) and bake the wheel for 20 minutes. Take away the wheel from the oven and brush the glaze on prime. Bake the glazed wheel for 10 minutes, till it’s golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clear. In case you just like the wheel somewhat crispier, you’ll be able to bake it for an additional 10 minutes at 350°F (177°C).

  10. Serve the wheel heat from the oven. Cowl any leftovers with beeswax wraps and place them within the fridge. It’s also possible to reheat the wheel the next day in a 350°F (177°C) oven for 10 minutes.

Reprinted with permission from Gluten-Free Sourdough Baking by Mary Thompson, Web page Avenue Publishing, Co. 2022. Picture credit score: Mary Thompson

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