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Meh, that's the way that I see it. If you like bread, then you'll learn to bake it. If you like bowling, then you'll learn to bowl.

I don't happen to like bowling, so I bake bread...and hike, kayak, bike, read, etc. :D

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Hey Jerry, if you ever decide to... Umm... Get in touch with your feminine side... Hrmmm... The Gluten free pantry makes a kick-butt favorite sandwich bread mix. It's just a mix that you add liquid to and put in the bread machine for a few hours. It bakes up very nicely, even nicer if you add cheese, garlic, onions, and green peppers to it. It takes very little effort and is well worth the few minutes that it takes. Ya know, just in case you decide you wanna bake. BTW, love the new picture. It's good to finally put a face with the famous name. You know what though, this picture looks completely different from the one you posted in the beginning when you were asking about your teeth.

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Ener-g bricks were the first bread i bought and i cried because i figured all the breads were like that! :)

Ha ,ha :lol: ..yes, this was also one of the first 'breads' my hubby tried after his dx...and the most disgusting.

My hubby thought it was violating the trade descriptions act to call it bread.

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Hey Jerry, if you ever decide to... Umm... Get in touch with your feminine side... Hrmmm... The Gluten free pantry makes a kick-butt favorite sandwich bread mix. It's just a mix that you add liquid to and put in the bread machine for a few hours. It bakes up very nicely, even nicer if you add cheese, garlic, onions, and green peppers to it. It takes very little effort and is well worth the few minutes that it takes. Ya know, just in case you decide you wanna bake. BTW, love the new picture. It's good to finally put a face with the famous name. You know what though, this picture looks completely different from the one you posted in the beginning when you were asking about your teeth.

Well I had my teeth done about 6 years ago, so that might be why it looks different. I am older and wiser in the new pic :blink:

We do have a bread machine....I debated buying a bread mix yesterday, but it seemed like too much trouble so I didn't. Having tasted the horrendousness of the unbuttered gluten-free bread, I am now more inclined to give the mix a try. Dunno if I can find that particular one tho...

Oh and I have no feminine side, at least not one that I'm gonna admit to ;)

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Ha ,ha :lol: ..yes, this was also one of the first 'breads' my hubby tried after his dx...and the most disgusting.

My hubby thought it was violating the trade descriptions act to call it bread.

Ener-g was the first gluten-free bread that I tried, too!

I think it's almost a Celiac rite of passage :lol:

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This is funny because Ener-g was the first one I tried too! I got through the loaf by putting lots of butter and peanut butter on it. I finally decided to stop buying bread. Even the "good" gluten free ones aren't worth the price. I thought I would go crazy without bread (tried Atkins for 1 day before going gluten free), but I seriously don't really miss it. I now spend my money on more important things.....like gluten free donuts ;)

btw, I still buy gluten free bread for my kids, but they don't really eat it that often. I guess they aren't crazy about it either.

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I usually mark my gluten-free stuff "DADS" so the kids know they will face my wrath if they eat it.

They know they better darn well stay out of my fritos, since it's one of my few treats.

Strangely, I didn't feel the need to protect my "loaf" of gluten-free bread. I think they might try it..once.

Once would be enough :lol::lol::lol:

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Ener-g bread was about the only gluten free bread available 29 years ago. (The only way to eat is heated with lots of butter and maple syrup.) There were not the assortment of mixes available either when I went gluten free. I decided simply to live without baked goods. Even today, I very rarley bake.

I keep Food for Life Almond Rice bread around. It is good enough to eat heated or with PB&J but I prefer to put my sandwich fixings on corn tortillas or rice cakes.

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I tried a few of them, the only 1 I buy now is kinnikinnick breads, its very pricy as everyone says. I dunno what it will cost in American for them, but I know Canadian price is $4.99 minimum a loaf. But its so worth it

~ lisa ~

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I usually mark my gluten-free stuff "DADS" so the kids know they will face my wrath if they eat it.

They know they better darn well stay out of my fritos, since it's one of my few treats.

Strangely, I didn't feel the need to protect my "loaf" of gluten-free bread. I think they might try it..once.

Once would be enough :lol::lol::lol:

I have my own cupboard ... however, the whole house is gluten-free. I got tired of getting contaminated. The only non-gluten-free foods are the packaged foods the kids take to school. We also have some real bread that we keep in the freezer in the garage, but my 16 old son is the only one who goes to the trouble to eat it. So, the snacks in the kids cupboard are also gluten-free, but they still can't eat mine! :P

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The Energ-E (spelling?) Tapioca LIGHT bread is pretty good. It has a normal density. B) The regular Tapioca bread is pretty good too, but it also has the same density as other gluten-free breads. I ordered some Kinnikinnik bread and it just arrived, so I have yet to try it. Many people seem to like it...hopefully it's good.

As for New Seasons, they have an OK selection of gluten-free products. The thing that's frustrating is that they are scattered throughout the entire store. It's a good place to go if you all ready know what you're looking for. I really like Wild Oats. They have a pretty good sized gluten-free section, but then they also have other gluten-free products scattered with the other products.

Good luck on your quest for decent bread!! (A toaster does wonders.) :)

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They say here on Long Island there is a gluten free bagel that is wonderful. I may have to try and find them, just to see.

In Michigan I bought this Ener-g bread at Kroger's that was a rice loaf. It was so heavy and so tough, I hated it. I threw the loaf in the outdoor goldfish pond, thinking the fish might like it. Four days later, that loaf of bread was still sitting in that pool, totally intact. Now to me, there is something seriously wrong with bread that does not fall apart in water :o !

I have a bread maker and have made some bread that actually isn't too bad, but gluten free bread is so heavy, it just doesn't agree with my tummy. :unsure:

Ummmmmm if Jerry has a new pic, why am I still seeing the old one???????????

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... I now spend my money on more important things.....like gluten free donuts ;)

...

Being a donut lover myself, I've come up with a novel way of making them...

I have a standard white rice/tapioca gluten-free bread recipe, and I use it for bread, and a few other baked goods. I use the trick mentioned a while ago in a baking thread, and use small tin foil pans (4", I think) to make burger buns. To make donuts, I sweeten the recipe a bit more than for bread, and put them in the tin foil pans - and then stick a wine cork in the middle of each one while they rise :D (the recipe makes about a dozen donuts, so I had to drink 12 bottles of wine before I made them the first time B) )

Once they have risen enough, I gently remove the cork, dump them upside down into the palm of my hand, and put them in deep frier to cook.

Man, there is just nothing like home made donuts.

Hope some other woman of leisure (who has time to bake while her husband mows the lawn) can make use of my donut method.

Debbie

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I have to add... I made some clam chowder tonight and it turned out especially good tonight.

I also had a grilled cheese made out of kinnikinnich White Sandwich Bread. I swear, it was better than regular bread. It is slicked thin so you don't get that doughy-grain. Dipped in the clam chowder, gosh, it was almost heaven. You have to keep it in the freezed, but it is easy to separate for individual servings. Next is french toast....

I have to drive over an hour to get some more. But, certainly worth the trip.

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Strangely, I didn't feel the need to protect my "loaf" of gluten-free bread. I think they might try it..once.

Once would be enough :lol::lol::lol:

Yea, you can pretty much let the bread speak for itself :D

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So this Jerry dude goes shopping yesterday evening. He decides to look in the health food section (which incidentally smells really nasty, like a pharmacy) to see if he can find Gluten Free bread.

Having learned about Spelt and "flourless" Sprouted Wheat bread, I smugly pass them by. They look nice, but I've learned my lesson.

I see these wierd stacks of what looks like freeze dried tofu. Really nasty looking stuff. I go over to see exactly what this stuff is... It is Gluten-Soy-Yeast & Dairy free "bread"! Now I don't want to offend anyone, but you could build a house with this stuff. I for one don't need a sandwich that bad. I mean I might buy some of that if I want to reinforce my driveway or something...but actually EAT it, I don't think so. Might as well be eating a brick. Say it's better than this...please ;)

Hope everyone is having a great day..j

Oh my goodness you are too funny!! I have thought the same exact thing lol!! I even bought a rice crust pizza once (BLA GAG ME) I paid over $8 for the thing and it was so bad that I couldn't even get one bite down. I even added extra cheese and pepperoni, but it was still the most discusting thing I had tasted in a long time. I just can't afford to spend over $8 to take a chance that it will taste like cow crap (not that I know what that tastes like, but I'd guess it may taste better then that pizza did EW)!! I keep saying they need to have people in the health food stores with samples of gluten free foods like they do in the normal grocery store. Then NO ONE would have to waste money to buy it lol!! All kidding aside though I'm sure there are some good gluten free products out there. It just depends on how much you are willing to waste trying to find them lol!! Good luck and I hope we all find some awesome gluten free products soon!!

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Oh my goodness you are too funny!! I have thought the same exact thing lol!! I even bought a rice crust pizza once (BLA GAG ME) I paid over $8 for the thing and it was so bad that I couldn't even get one bite down. I even added extra cheese and pepperoni, but it was still the most discusting thing I had tasted in a long time. I just can't afford to spend over $8 to take a chance that it will taste like cow crap (not that I know what that tastes like, but I'd guess it may taste better then that pizza did EW)!! I keep saying they need to have people in the health food stores with samples of gluten free foods like they do in the normal grocery store. Then NO ONE would have to waste money to buy it lol!! All kidding aside though I'm sure there are some good gluten free products out there. It just depends on how much you are willing to waste trying to find them lol!! Good luck and I hope we all find some awesome gluten free products soon!!

Have you considered contacting the company(s) about getting samples, or maybe coupons towards trying their products? That way you wouldn't be (too) out of pocket if a product isn't to your liking.

Michelle :)

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Dear JerryK,

LOL! I was wondering what I could do with those gluten free breads that are nasty! What do you know? You are a gluten free Bob Vila! :) You know Jer, it is too bad you won't reconsider baking. We find men in aprons so attractive! Although, it might hide that six pack you have been working on! LOL! Meanwhile, I have been using my own rice pancakes as bread. It actually is like a biscuit or English Muffin taste. It looks weird, but it is good!

Dear DarlinDeb,

I loved that story! LOL! The fish won't eat it? That is bad. I think Ener-G bread is the first I tried as well. It is harder for me than most people to find bread, since I have to go gluten free, and yeast free! I got the rice bread, and it was alright. It breaks easily sometimes. At least it can be chewed, though! Man, if the bread you got was still there after four days, what could it do to your stomach? AAAKKKK!!!!! :o

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl

P.S. Jerry, you could always make your kids eat that bread as a punishment for something when they are bad! :P Talk about cruel and unusual punishment! Also, something I do to label my food is go to the stationary department of the store and get those dot stickers. You can put them on your foods so everyone knows they are yours!

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Dear JerryK,

LOL! I was wondering what I could do with those gluten free breads that are nasty! What do you know? You are a gluten free Bob Vila! :) You know Jer, it is too bad you won't reconsider baking. We find men in aprons so attractive!

When put that way I guess I could consider it. :lol:

I was thinking this weekend that the gluten-free bread isn't bad with a ton of butter and then cream cheese to top it off. However, if you need to put that stuff on in order to eat the "bread" did ya really need to bother with the "bread" anyway? I mean, you could put enough condiments on a piece of cardboard to gag it down, but what have you gained? j

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Ener-g was the first gluten-free bread that I tried, too!

I think it's almost a Celiac rite of passage :lol:

Me too! Ugh. I mean, if we celiacs don't eat it, what poor soul does?

Geoff

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When put that way I guess I could consider it. :lol:

I was thinking this weekend that the gluten-free bread isn't bad with a ton of butter and then cream cheese to top it off. However, if you need to put that stuff on in order to eat the "bread" did ya really need to bother with the "bread" anyway? I mean, you could put enough condiments on a piece of cardboard to gag it down, but what have you gained? j

Dear Jerry,

Yep, that Bob Vila is quite attractive! Of course, like all other men that are decent, he is married with like four kids. At least he is not gay like the rest I picked out, though! :lol: That is still an improvement.

Getting back to the bread, I have been making some rice pancakes that are pretty good. When I get the chance, I make them and use them for regular bread. It sort of tastes like an English muffin. It does look weird, but I go for taste, anyway! I based my recipe off of my father's. No one makes pancakes like Dad! They are the best! So I had to try and create a gluten free version in a similar way. So, what I came up with was:

2 cups glutinous or regular rice flour

1/4 - 1/2 cup sugar

1 Tablespoon Canola oil

1 egg

2 cups (or until consistency of thick batter) milk or soymilk

PAM non-stick spray

My recommendation is, if you are using them for sandwiches, use olive oil in place of canola, and only use 1/4 cup of sugar. Once you mix it up, all you need to do is have a pan (not the same one your wife uses, due to cc issues) and spray it with PAM. Use a large glass Pyrex liquid measuring cup to mix it in, and then you can use it to pour dollops of the batter in the pan with less mess! Pretty cool, eh?

The burner should be on medium low heat. Watch your pancakes, and wait until the bubbles stop popping in them. That is when you know to flip them over. This takes between 2 and 5 minutes per side.

LOL! Some of those other breads were pretty bad. The tapioca should have been called tapuka! It was pretty bad. I did not like it at all! Some of them really do want to make you gag! However, in answering your inquiry of what you have gained by gagging down the cardboard with condiments, my response is fiber! ;)

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl

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Me too! Ugh. I mean, if we celiacs don't eat it, what poor soul does?

Geoff

Dear GeoffCJ,

As jerseyangel said, it must be the Celiac right of passage! :P I guess that is how we know we have officially been initiated! It is sort of like trying to get into a sorority or fraternity! Some of these products were so bad, you had to load them down with something to be able to eat it without gagging! It is scary what we'll eat when we get hungry!

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl

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Hi Everyone!

I'm new to posting, but not the board - I've been Gluten Free since July 2006 and I would not have been able to do it without this place.

Anyway, enough about me, I just wanted to add something about the bread issue. Someone earlier mentioned Sterk's Bakery having good bread, and it is the absolute BEST. I first had it in a gluten free restuarant called Peter's in NYC, and after taking one bite I made the waiter bring me the package because I didn't believe that it was gluten free :rolleyes: . It's just like Wonderbread, it's great for sandwiches, toasted or not, and it doesn't turn rock hard (at least not as fast as the other brands).

AND, the best part about it is even though it is in Canada, you can order online and the stuff comes to you in these great suction packages that last forever so you can order lots and keep it around. I would highly highly highly recommend this stuff.

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Hi Sans-

Your review of Sterk's was convincing -- just ordered hot dog buns and bread from them! Thanks.

Ha--I just visited their site, too! I plan to place an order, probably for the hamburger buns, the cinnamon bread, and one of the white breads (haven't made up my mind yet).

Thanks sansglutengrl, and welcome! :)

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