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I’ve been gluten free for over two years.  One of the first recipes I converted when I started baking gluten free was this great recipe from Farmgirl Fare.  Since it was one of my first conversion attempts, it doesn’t use one of the standard flour mixtures I now use in my GF baking.

It’s a dense bread, but it’s good.  The batter will be very thick and you will be able to scoop it up and plop it into the pan.  The gluten free version tastes best warm in my opinion.

This batch was made with the rest of the delicious lemons from Jenny of Websy Daisy.

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GFDF Lemon Coconut Bread

Makes one 8-inch loaf

Adapted from Farmgirl Fare.

1 teaspoon xanthan gum
1/2 cup organic tapioca starch
1/2 cup organic cornstarch
1/2 cup sorghum flour
1/2 cup organic coconut flour
1/2 cup organic white rice flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 1/4 cups organic evaporated cane juice (aka sugar)
2 tablespoons organic lemon zest (give or take)
2 cups finely shredded organic unsweetened coconut
1/2 cup organic palm shortening
2 organic eggs
3/4 cup organic rice milk
1/2 cup fresh organic lemon juice
2 teaspoons organic vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 350°. Oil an 8×4 inch loaf pan. (I used organic canola oil.)

In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients on the list starting at xanthan gum and ending with the shredded coconut.  Cut the shortening in the way you would with a pie crust.

In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, rice milk, lemon juice, and vanilla.

Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.

Scoop the batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted near the center of the loaf comes out clean.

Cool and serve.  Or not.  It’s great warm.

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