Gluten free bread is often disgusting. When I first went gluten free, I got a loaf of Udi’s. It is relatively rock hard, while still being dry like a sponge. (How is that for tantalizing?) It is virtually flavorless and the texture is just… wrong. It basically made me very sad. So for a while, I just stopped eating anything pretending to be ‘bread’. But I do like bread, and sometimes it is really nice to have some. Soon we learned that Great Harvest has gluten free bread. It was edible before being frozen, and after freezing it tasted… wet. As I started to get more sensitive, it started to make me sick. (it is not certified gluten free and is made in their floury kitchen.) Next, I tried ‘New Cascadia’ sandwich bread. It was okay. The texture was still not great, though. It was a bit, I don’t know, almost ‘stringy’. Their bagels are pretty good, though! This is probably getting a little monotonous, but then I tried ‘Happy Camper’. The flavor was spot on. It tasted like whole wheat bread. But it was very dry. So then I tried ‘Franz’ Gluten Free multigrain bread. It is my current favorite pre-prepared ‘bread’, but it only tastes good heavily toasted. All of the breads before this point are quite bad untoasted and the way I like them best it almost burnt, but not quite. Well, one day we were at the store and I saw Pamela’s bread mix. I had previously made focaccia with their pizza crust mix and it was phenomenal, so I was excited to make it. I made it and it was super easy, surprisingly. It was very good. It has a thick crust and is good with soups and zucchini noodles. It is not super chewy, and it would absolutely not slice thin, no matter how hard it tried. So not a great sandwich bread! (I had a PB sandwich using it and it was just a bit too ‘bready’.) And now I found a pretty much perfect sandwich bread mix. It is by GF Jules and I really like it! Soft, airy, and chewy, it is an almost perfect sandwich bread. It probably would not be great for dipping, though, because of its airiness. I am writing this because I wish I had read something like this so I could have started with tastier breads.
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Hi! I am Zoe and I am thrilled you are here! I am thirteen years old, homeschooled, and LOVE food! I have to be gluten free and dairy free. Instead of this limiting my experimentation in the kitchen, I feel like it expands it! I love discovering new methods and creating recipes that taste like they are full of gluten and dairy, but they have none! Aside from cooking and baking, I love babysitting and anything to do with little kids. I also love blogging and learning, especially about plants. I love to garden so I have a blog especially about that! (zoegardens.wordpress.com) On this blog, I post my favorite GF DF treats, meals, and sides. I love coming up with ways to use interesting ingredients from the garden in a delicious and interesting way, like fava beans! I have also recently discovered that I really love photography, and I am excited to improve that with my blog as well. I post as often as I have recipes, and as my numb fingers let me. Comments make me grin and jump with joy, and likes give me intense happiness, even views make me smile, so if you have any thoughts, I would love to hear them, and if a recipe looks good, please ‘like’ it! Thank you! Goodbye! View all posts by Zoe