People who have to go gluten free and/or dairy free are always pleased when they find a great recipe that they can prepare that is satisfying, delicious, and doesn’t make them sick for a week after eating it. Yep, three days to an entire week. Those of us who are gluten sensitive, allergic to dairy, or have Celiac’s know the symptoms of being exposed to gluten and other allergens all too well, don’t we?
For me it’s joint pain, migraines, flu like symptoms, and extreme lethargy. Not even close to being worth going off the wagon and quite frankly, it can make you a little paranoid to eat other places besides your own home. I’ve been “glutened and dairyied” more times than I can count in restaurants and even at family and friend’s houses when they were sure the food was allergen free.
Because we have to eat to survive, and most of us enjoy eating and cooking, we’re always in search of allergen free recipes that our entire family can enjoy. Of course, all different types of recipes that allergy sufferers can eat and be happy with and that don’t make them ill are nice, but let’s just be realistic. For most of us who are gluten-free…
It’s All About The Bread
Most people who are gluten-free are in a never ending search for the perfect bread. Perfect biscuits. Perfect buns. Perfect crackers. Perfect pizza dough. Perfect sandwich bread. Perfect sour dough bread…I think you get the idea.
What I have found is that as long as you are not looking for a gluten-free bread to taste EXACTLY like what you remember gluten bread tasting like, you’re going to be fine. It’s like wanting turkey bacon to taste like real bacon. Still great, but not the same.
I’ve tried many, many, gluten-free bread items. Some of them were shockingly terrible and others were surprisingly delicious. And surprisingly delicious is all I’m really looking for. I’m not looking to relive my gluten days, I just want gluten-free food, breads in particular, to be equally as great as any other food.
Over the next several weeks I’m going to be testing a lot of different types of bread recipes. I’m going to try some that are already gluten-free and many that are not and will need to be converted. I’m going to take you along with me and show you the good, the bad, and the ugly. Making gluten-free bread products is not always an easy task and I think it’s only fair that you get to see the work that goes into it. Even the failed recipes, instead of me baking for several weeks and only posting the ones that worked and turned out gorgeous.
So, over the next several weeks we’ll keep our fingers crossed and hope that we’ll have several new and delicious bread recipes to add to our weekly menus!
Happy and Patient Baking To You
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Excellent, i am not allergic to gluten but I do feel low grade rubbish if i eat processed foods, esp store bought bagels or bread, or ice cream, any of it. My son is sure it is the gluten. But if I make my own bread with only a little organic flour and mostly rye, flaxseed flour or buckwheat I am ok, if I only eat a little. So I am looking forward to your breads.. c
This is great! A friend and I had a similar conversation about a week ago. She’s going vegetarian and was asking if I knew of alternatives for a few items. Eventually the talk went from trying to find replacements to finding new flavors. Why try to find something that will always be a poor second? Find something that is so good you won’t even think about the other. Granted, bread is a tough one but that bread recipe you shared and that I baked last Christmas was excellent and I’ll make that for myself anytime!