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Portuguese Sweet Bread ~ Gluten Free

Portuguese Sweet Bread (Gluten Free)


1 ¼ cups milk (dairy, rice, nut, soy)
¼ cup butter or dairy free margarine
1 Tbsp. yeast
1 ½ tsp. xanthan gum
1 tsp. salt
¾ cup sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp. cider vinegar
1 egg for basting
Warm milk and butter until melted.  Remove from heat.  Allow to cool until about 115°.   Sprinkle yeast over top of milk mixture.  Set for 3-4 minutes. 
In a mixing bowl add flour, xanthan gum, salt and sugar.  With mixer running on low speed, slowly pour in yeast mixture.  Add eggs, one at a time beating well after each addition.  Add cider vinegar.  Beat on high speed for 2-3 minutes. 
Spray 8 or 9 inch round pan with cooking spray.  (Round pie pans work great too!)  Spread batter evenly into pan.  With a sharp knife make an x in the center of dough.  Cover with dry towel and allow to rise for 2 hours.  Mix extra egg well with fork.  Gently baste top of bread with egg. 
Bake at 400 ° for 1 hour on center rack in oven.  Cover last half hour with foil to prevent over browning.  Allow to cool for 30 minutes before slicing.  

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