Posted on | March 26, 2010 | 3 Comments
Something that always bothered me about being gluten free was the inability to find bread worthy of a good sandwich. Everything I tried had to be toasted and sometimes I wanted a soft, yummy sandwich. But thanks to King Arthur Flour’s new gluten-free bread mix, I have found exactly what I’m looking for! A big thanks goes to my mom and grandma who buy me this stuff and make it for me! Grandma was the one to find it this time around. Since she’s also gluten-free, she got to take some of the finished product home with her.
Of course, since I’m completely inept at anything to do with cooking, I let my mom worry about that. She was super excited to try it! And so she made the dough and did everything and shoved it in the oven. And we waited. And waited. I don’t think it was actually that long. I was so hungry and I didn’t want to eat anything until I had tried this bread. And then, it was finally done!!!!
Here’s our results:
Let’s get a closer look, hmm?
Bread! Oh, it was so beautiful! My mom knocked on the top of it to hear the hollow sound it made. Mmmm…I couldn’t wait to eat it! But then, I had to wait for it to cool. This was even more torturous! The whole kitchen smelled like fresh, REAL bread and I couldn’t eat it! I stared at it for a really long time, as though my intimidating look might make it cool faster.
Of course, it eventually was cool enough. So I grabbed my bread knife (the one specifically for me), and sliced into the bread. How glorious it felt!
It looks good right? It was still warm and fresh and once I cut it, the whole house smelled like it! I contemplated just eating the bread by itself just because it smelled so good! I hadn’t smelled real bread for so long, and when I had, it wasn’t for me. It was for gluten-eaters. Well, now it was mine! There’s something so victorious about eating good bread nowadays. Of course, I love everything my mom and grandma make for me. But bread. Bread! It’s a main food in most people’s lives, but it’s so precious to those of us who can’t have gluten. This was amazing. I raved about this all throughout my spring break. And I hugged my mom forever for making it for me.
The first two pieces I had with butter. Since the bread was still warm, it melted so perfectly. The first bite I took almost brought me to tears. It was soft and warm and reminiscent of something I hadn’t tasted in a terribly long time. I almost felt like I was cheating my gfree diet it was so good!
So I had to have more! This time I put my mom’s egg salad on top! My mom happens to make the best egg salad in the entire world. I actually can’t eat anyone else’s. I’m eventually going to learn how to make it just like her because I need it in my life. I’ll make it in giant proportions when I have a kitchen next year. That way I can eat it all the time! Ooh, now I can’t wait to have my own kitchen at school! But that’s besides the point I guess. Anyway, this was the second half of my extremely pleasing meal:
Now, it says to keep the bread or freeze it within three days. What we did was to wrap it in foil and stick it in the fridge. The next day, I tried it out to see how it stayed. After toasting it, it was still really good. Of course, it’s always going to be better when you first make it, but that goes for most foods, with or without gluten. So I was completely satisfied with my King Arthur Flour experience. I think I’ll try Schar’s white bread mix soon. I’m curious to see how they all are. King Arthur’s is definitey one that I’ll be having again soon though!