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Another Bread Question!

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Ok, so I think I found a pretty good bread recipe, but the problem is that it is so little! The bread slices are about half as tall as normal bread. Is there a way to make bread that is taller? I want it to look more normal so a slice of cheese or whatever will actually fit on it! I could also use some different recipes. I am just trying out different ones until I find one the whole family enjoys. The latest one is a little dense, but still pretty good.

Thanks!

ptkds


ptkds

Mom of 4 beautiful girls (the 2 youngest are only 10 months apart!)
Diagnosed with Celiac disease on November 8, 2006; gluten-free as of 12-1-06.

DD#2 13 years old; diagnosed on November 28, 2006. gluten-free as of 12-7-06.
DD#3 9 years old; diagnosed through blood work in October 2006. Gluten-free as of mid-November and doing GREAT!!
DD#4 8 years old; had a scope done on 6-22-07 (at 14 months old) and the dr saw stomach ulcers, but all test results were negative. GI dr told us to put her on the gluten free diet anyway. She is gluten free as of 6-22-07.

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Ok, so I think I found a pretty good bread recipe, but the problem is that it is so little! The bread slices are about half as tall as normal bread. Is there a way to make bread that is taller? I want it to look more normal so a slice of cheese or whatever will actually fit on it! I could also use some different recipes. I am just trying out different ones until I find one the whole family enjoys. The latest one is a little dense, but still pretty good.

Thanks!

ptkds

I don't know of any way to make the bread taller, but to make the slices more "functional" you could get creative in how you cut the bread. When I have a loaf that doesn't rise I cut it in half so I have 2 really big "heels" then flip it up so the cut end is down on the cutting board and cut slices parallel to the original bottom of the loaf. You'll get fewer slices, but they should be large enough to use for sandwiches. Oh my, the tricks this disease teaches us!


Richard

"Not all who wander are lost" - J.R.R. Tolkien

Diagnosed 3/8/05

Sister also Celiac

Risus remedium optimum est

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is your bread too tall or too wide?


Husband has Celiac Disease and

Husband misdiagnosed for 27 yrs -

The misdiagnosis was: IBS or colitis

Mis-diagnosed from 1977 to 2003 by various gastros including one of the largest,

most prestigious medical groups in northern NJ which constantly advertises themselves as

being the "best." This GI told him it was "all in his head."

Serious Depressive state ensued

Finally Diagnosed with celiac disease in 2003

Other food sensitivities: almost all fruits, vegetables, spices, eggs, nuts, yeast, fried foods, roughage, soy.

Needs to gain back at least 25 lbs. of the 40 lbs pounds he lost - lost a great amout of body fat and muscle

Developed neuropathy in 2005

Now has lymphadema 2006It is my opinion that his subsequent disorders could have been avoided had he been diagnosed sooner by any of the dozen or so doctors he saw between 1977 to 2003

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is your bread too tall or too wide?

I just use a normal size loaf pan.It is wide enough, just too short. I want it to be taller so it seems more "normal".

ptkds


ptkds

Mom of 4 beautiful girls (the 2 youngest are only 10 months apart!)
Diagnosed with Celiac disease on November 8, 2006; gluten-free as of 12-1-06.

DD#2 13 years old; diagnosed on November 28, 2006. gluten-free as of 12-7-06.
DD#3 9 years old; diagnosed through blood work in October 2006. Gluten-free as of mid-November and doing GREAT!!
DD#4 8 years old; had a scope done on 6-22-07 (at 14 months old) and the dr saw stomach ulcers, but all test results were negative. GI dr told us to put her on the gluten free diet anyway. She is gluten free as of 6-22-07.

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Wow... sounds like you're doing pretty good if you can get it to come out in a regular loaf pan! I had to start out with muffins, then mini-loafs and now use a regular loaf pan for the bread recipe that I make.

I also cut bread creatively, like Richard suggested!


Mom of:

Carleigh~ 10 years old, allergic to wheat, milk, peanuts, strawberries, and many EAs. She is currently soy-light and egg-light ~ celiac testing inconclusive by allergist.

Gluten-Free since 10/05 She's a gymnast. : )

Nick ~ 13 years old with no known allergies.

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