The objective of the study was to assess the quality of bread made using sourdoughs from gluten-free cereals. The experimental material constituted flours from gluten-free cereals, such as: amaranth, buckwheat, millet, and rice, as well as gluten-free bread made according to an adopted recipe, and gluten-free bread concentrate (control sample). The sourdoughs from gluten-free cereals applied to the bread making process caused significant changes to occur, namely: baking loss, changes in the crumb mass density and in the crumb porosity comparing with a control sample. Furthermore, the sourdoughs applied contributed to a significant increase in the level of total proteins in the bread baked. The effect of buckwheat sourdough was particularly beneficial. No significant impact was found of the sourdoughs used on the volume of 100 g of bread and on the bread moisture. The point-based system of assessment applied in this study allowed for the statement that the bread with buckwheat sourdough added had the best and above-average sensory features compared to the control sample.
gluten-free bread, amaranth, millet, buckwheat, rice, sourdough