I did not expect it to taste this good and had not gotten my hopes up. I have been wheat free for 9 months and miss sandwiches horribly. I am confident now that my problem has been solved. Thank you for making such a quality product. I will now try your other items and when summer comes this year I can actually have buns with my burgers or dogs. Rating: by Sherri Frenchik Product Review Added: Sunday 24 November, 2013 This is really good for making grilled cheese sandwiches. I also make breakfast sandwiches with this and egg and cheese. I still haven’t found a gluten free bread that you can eat with a cold sandwich but this is the best I have found. Rating: by Rosanne Davitt Product Review Added: Monday 28 May, 2012 This bread is absolutely phenomenal. I have so missed grilled cheese sandwiches and decided to try the sandwich bread the other day. I use it with a George Foreman grill and it took me about 5 minutes to have the tastiest grilled cheese sandwich I have had for the past 10 years. If you heat the bread up for about 10 seconds in the microwave, it is as soft as conventional bread. Great job, Dan and Jane.
Gluten-Free Bread Without Eggs
If you have been following a gluten free diet you likely know how difficult it can be to find conventional baking recipes that dont call for wheat flour. Dealing with an egg allergy or vegan diet can make it harder to produce homemade bread for yourself, but there are recipes that work. Gluten-Free Flours Some wheat-free flours work more successfully in bread recipes than others. Potential options include sorghum flour, brown rice flour, millet flour, quinoa flour and tapioca flour. All have slightly different tastes and textures, and often a blend works better than a single type. King Arthur Flour suggests using a combination of white rice flour, brown rice flour, tapioca starch and potato starch. Egg Substitutes Eggs can help a loaf without wheat flour rise and develop air bubbles in the oven. However, if youre vegan or have an egg allergy, you still have options. To replace a single egg, Food.com recommends blending 1 tbsp. of ground flaxseeds with 3 tbsp. of water.
‘Odd’ Bagels Might Be the Best Gluten-Free Bread We’ve Tasted
Now available at Berkeley Bowl West , Sauls Restaurant and Delicatessen , the online marketplace Good Eggs , and a handful of other retail locations , Woodards bagels have slowly garnered a loyal following in the Bay Areas gluten-free community. Luke Tsai Woodard is convinced there isnt a better gluten-free bagel product on the market. (He hesitates call them bagels, since in his view a bagel, by definition, contains wheat.) Id even go a step further and say the bagels might be the best gluten-free bread products Ive ever tasted quite frankly better, and more bagel-like, than plenty of wheat-flour-based bagels. The first thing youll notice about an Odd bagel is its small size (maybe four inches in diameter) and shiny, golden-brown exterior both tell-tale signs of the proper East Coast style. The bagels have a yeasty aroma; a satisfyingly savory flavor; and, a dense, tightly packed crumb. They have a nice snap to the crust and are chewy as all get-out, to an extent that doesnt seem possible from dough made with assorted rice flours, potato flour, tapioca starch, and xanthan gum. Most of the other gluten-free breads Ive tried have a chalkiness to them and an off-putting mouthfeel, like the bread just kind of disintegrates in your mouth before youve have a chance to chew it properly. Not Woodards bagels, which have a heft to them and a texture thats amazingly bagel-y. Ive written before that I cant respect a bagel that cant be enjoyed untoasted, and wholesale bagels especially bagels purchased at a supermarket are almost invariably too stale and dry to be palatable without a quick crisping in the toaster oven. Heres where the Odd Bagel bagels surprised me the most: Even some twelve hours after I bought them, the bagels were nearly as tasty untoasted as toasted. Luke Tsai An added bonus: Unlike most gluten-free bagels, Odd Bagels recipe doesnt include eggs, so the bagels are vegan in addition to being gluten-free. Woodard, a self-described project person, said he developed his bagels through an iterative process that involved hundreds of slightly tweaked recipes and a focus group of gluten-intolerant bagel enthusiasts who would give extremely detailed feedback. The main thing, Woodard said, is that he never wanted to settle for creating a product that only people with gluten allergies would want to eat: I didnt want it to be pegged as a gluten-free product because thats a kiss of death. His hope was that a family with only one gluten-intolerant member might buy a bunch of bagels that everyone could enjoy, and that no one would feel short-changed. That, Woodard said, is where he feels most successful.