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GF Coffee, Fig, Fruit & Nut Bread

A Gluten Free Bread that's just a bit special
Course: Afternoon Tea, Snack
Keyword: Bread


  • Bread or Loaf tin


  • 1 Packet Well & Good Gluten Free Crusty Bread Mix.
  • 1/4 cup icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp Butter Margarine or any oil will do – but consider how its taste may effect the loaf
  • 1 cup warm water less than 30 degrees celcius
  • 3/4 cup espresso coffee instant can be used to taste
  • Dry Yeast as supplied with the Bread Mix
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped figs
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup sultanas or any other dried fruit
  • 1/4 cup rice flour for dusting while kneading the bread


  • Brew the coffee and allow to cool below 30 degrees celcius
  • In large bowl combine icing sugar, butter, yeast, nuts & fruit with coffee & warm water and mix well;
  • allow to stand for a minute or two to activate the yeast
  • add gluten free crusty bread packet and stir with a wooden spoon until all ingredients are well combined.
    Alterately use an electric mixer with dough hook to combine for 4 minutes on a low settings
  • Cover bowl, and let the dough prove for 15 minutes.
  • Dust your bench with the rice flour, and turn your dough onto the floured surface.
  • Lightly coat your hands with oil and gently knead 1-2 minutes and shape the dough as desired.
  • Place into Bread or Loaf pan.
  • Cover with damp tea towl and place in a warm place to rise.
  • Allow to rise till more than doubled in size – will take between 50 to 90 minutes.
  • Preheat your oven to 200°C (fan forced)
  • Before you set to bake brush loaf with a little oil, then set to bake for 25 – 35 minutes.
  • Cooking time varies so check the loaf at 25 minutes, it most likely will need 30 minutess and as much as 35 minutes to develop a nice crust
  • Remove from oven and turn out on a wire rack to cool. Avoid cutting until its reasonable cool….


Each Gluten Free Bread Mix will perform differently due to their different mixes of starches & flours .  This recipe has only been tried with the Well & Good brand but I’m sure with a little trial it could be adapted to other bread mixes.
Coffee, Fig, Fruit & Nut Bread – Its Gluten Free
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