This is my second week of going wheat free but I am suffering from withdrawl
I confess to loving breads...they have been the waterloo of my diet life. I love eggs on toast for breakfast. I bought a rice bread from the local health food store but it is UNTOASTABLE.
I might as well nuke it in a microwave just to heat it up. In a toaster it often get gooey and falls apart when I try to remove it. I have tried spelt grain bread in the past but it seems to be the same as a wheat bread as to its effect on me so that is out.
Rice bread works, but "raw" it is just inedible and toasted just won't work. My only solution so far is to fry it in a pan with butter...at least it gets some color and I can lift it out with a spatula in one piece....and then place a fried or poached egg on top.
Are all rice breads like this??? Is there an alternative to rice bread that is not spelt??
First SPELT is wheat, and has gluten. As you found out the hard way.
Alot of ppl here like the kinnikinnick breads for premade, and "Mana from Anna" gets the highest marks for mixes from most ppl here. I have not tired either yet becuase of my son's egg allergy.
Thanks for the reference....at first I was wondering how I could order these products but then I saw supporting stores and I found that there were about a dozen of them in Calgary. Most are Safeway stores but there are 2 or 3 others to try if Safeway doesn't stock everything....I will give this a try.
Welcome and this does get easier as time goes on. I too love eggs and love them with Kinnikinnick brand English muffins toasted. I cut them into thirds instead of just in half usually toast them twice, so they are done through. They ARE SO yummy. Even my mom tried them that doesn't have to eat Gluten free and loved them. Also, if you are looking for a descent sandwich bread there is a bread mix from "Gluten Free Pantry" called "Favorite Sandwich BRead". You have to make it in a bread maker and I could give you some tricks to having it turn out perfect! It makes great sandwiches and doesn't have to be toasted. "Breads by Anna" are good in a bread maker too, but it is made from bean flours and sometimes I like it and sometimes it seems to tasted a little beany, but I do like it. I probably prefer the Gluten Free Pantry bread mix though. You have to order the Breads by Anna online. The Gluten free Pantry mix is sold in alot of healthfood stores. All of them can be ordered online. Kinnikinnick also has a great chocolate covered donut, muffins, hamburger buns, bagels, and mini pizza crusts. All of these you keep frozen until you are ready to eat them. The Pizza crusts are awesome.
Goodluck and take care!
P.S. Guess you found out the hard way that Spelt does come from wheat and has gluten. There are people working in healthfood stores telling people with Celiac disease it is safe, but it isn't. There is a list of ingredients on this list that may or may not contain gluten. You may already know, but you have to read all labels and look for it. Sometimes under wording such as "natural Flavors", Modified food starch, Spices, etc.
Oh, you are another Calgary resident. Go to Earth's Oven on 33 Ave in Marda loop they have some great different breads there. The Kinnickinnick rice/tapioca cheese bread is good and if you put it in the toaster oven for a few minutes it will make it soft so you can make sandwiches with it. Also the Kinnickinnick raisin bread is not bad and they have great bagels. You can get the bagels at Amaranth foods. I find the breads in Lakeview bakery to be not very good. Also Earth's Oven has pizza crusts and if you go to the Currie Barracks farmers market Terra Cotto has good stuff and they are Celiacs.
It does get easier to do this and I have to agree that most strictly rice bread is like eating dirt.
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Hi--If you have a Whole Foods nearby, they have their own line of baked goods called The Gluten Free Bakeshop. The sandwich bread is great toasted, it is even good untoasted. The cinnamon raisin bread is as good or better than "regular"--toasts great. If you have to go a distance to one, you can call ahead and order what you want--they will hold it in the freezer for you.
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I've tried a ton of gluten-free breads and in my opinion the very best are Breads by Anna (http://www.glutenevolution.com/) or Whole Foods market gluten-free breads. Rice breads just don't toast well and they tend to fall apart. My favorite from the above is Anna's breads however its a mix and you have to make them first (I do it in my bread machine) so if you need a quick fix and are near a Whole Foods market thats the next best.
I know a lot of people don't like EnerG breads, but they are very toastable and are similar to something like Wonderbread.
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I'm very pleased with 2 Kinnikinnick breads I've tried...the Italian White Tapioca Rice Bread and the Brown Sandwich bread are both wonderful toasted. I keep them frozen, then when ready to toast I nuke a slice in the microwave for about 20 seconds, then toast it. I haven't tried to eat them just thawed out....but they seem nice and soft and not falling apart like some of the horrible rice breads I've tried. Also, Kinnikinnick's English muffins are FABULOUS toasted....and their bagels are pretty good too. My gluten eating husband and son both liked these items too. I don't find Kinnikinnick things locally, so I order online. I don't eat much of these anyway, so while they are pricey they last me a long time.
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Personally I eat EnerG, I think they taste the closest to bread and don't crumble. I used to love multigrain breads but have yet to find a good gluten-free version. I find Kinnikinnick breads to be too sweet. I try to stay away from rice breads (too sweet) and go fo tapioca and potato based breads. In Europe a great deal of their breads are potato based and are almost as good as real bread! One of these days I will try to make my own...
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Really, the only thing to do is try the gluten-free breads one by one (in order of recommendation would be my suggestion, of course), and see what you like. It's not an easy thing to find. After two and a half years, as someone who used to love bread, however, I can tell you that it actually isn't that hard to live without if you give your tastebuds permission to adapt to life without it. I'm not saying you have to do that, just letting you know that it is a liveable option.
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We make a homemade gluten-free bread that is really really good. You do need a break maker though, but we make it 2-3 times a week. If you want I can post it here a little later, but my mom would have to type it out.