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Hi everyone. I am new to the boards and pretty new to the gluten free diet (gluten free since 10/07). The one thing I miss so much is a good loaf of Italian bread- the bread that is crunchy and chewy. Not this gluten free bread. Has anyone found any gluten free bread that resembles Italian bread? Thanks for your help.

Jen

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Hi everyone. I am new to the boards and pretty new to the gluten free diet (gluten free since 10/07). The one thing I miss so much is a good loaf of Italian bread- the bread that is crunchy and chewy. Not this gluten free bread. Has anyone found any gluten free bread that resembles Italian bread? Thanks for your help.

Jen

I am positive this is not the answer you want to hear, but no, i havent found anything that resembles a good bread, let alone a good italian loaf...If you find anything let me know!


~~Jodi~~

diagnosed celiac around age 6

gluten free from age 6-age 12ish

Gluten free (again) since November 2007

People Say I am on a DIET, I tell them its a LIFESTYLE

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I disagree. There's a thread on here right now regarding a recipe for french bread, I made it monday, it's wonerfully crusty on the outside and soft and delicious on the inside. I usually HATE gluten-free bread, but this was exceptional! But not sure how french and italian breads differ...

http://www.glutenfreeforum.com/index.php?showtopic=42638


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Daughter diagnosed 1/06 bloodwork and biopsy
-gluten-free since 1/06

Son tested negative-bloodwork (8/07), intestinal issues prompted biospy (3/08), results negative, but very positive dietary response, Dr. diagnosed Celiac disease (3/8)

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I disagree. There's a thread on here right now regarding a recipe for french bread, I made it monday, it's wonerfully crusty on the outside and soft and delicious on the inside. I usually HATE gluten-free bread, but this was exceptional! But not sure how french and italian breads differ...

http://www.glutenfreeforum.com/index.php?showtopic=42638

Thats awesome, I have not ventured into trying to make my own bread yet...still need to get a new bread machine and all...anyhow I wasnt saying there wasnt anything out there, just that i had not found it.

anyhow, i will have to look it over and give it a try! thank you celiac-mommy!


~~Jodi~~

diagnosed celiac around age 6

gluten free from age 6-age 12ish

Gluten free (again) since November 2007

People Say I am on a DIET, I tell them its a LIFESTYLE

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Thats awesome, I have not ventured into trying to make my own bread yet...still need to get a new bread machine and all...anyhow I wasnt saying there wasnt anything out there, just that i had not found it.

anyhow, i will have to look it over and give it a try! thank you celiac-mommy!

I just started baking my own bread, I was a little apprehensive about it before. I have a bread machine but never use it. I throw all the ingredients (per instructions) in my kitchenaid mixer, put into pans, set on a heating pad set to medium for the rise time and then bake as directed. The only time it didn't turn out, I used a silicone baking pan-not sure if it needed more cooking time or what but one loaf (in metal pan) was perfect and the silicone loaf looked great for 5 minutes and then sunk in on itself...??? It still tasted fine, just looked crazy! For normal sandwich bread I use the Pamela's wheat free bread mix and my DD loves it. The french bread I baked on a cookie sheet. I just spooned it into the shape I wanted, sprayed my fingers with Pam and shaped it prettier, it rose like the recipe said and baked better than I had expected! It took me 2 years to try it, but not sure I will ever buy a 5$ loaf of bread again! Good luck to you! :D


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Daughter diagnosed 1/06 bloodwork and biopsy
-gluten-free since 1/06

Son tested negative-bloodwork (8/07), intestinal issues prompted biospy (3/08), results negative, but very positive dietary response, Dr. diagnosed Celiac disease (3/8)

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I just started baking my own bread, I was a little apprehensive about it before. I have a bread machine but never use it. I throw all the ingredients (per instructions) in my kitchenaid mixer, put into pans, set on a heating pad set to medium for the rise time and then bake as directed. The only time it didn't turn out, I used a silicone baking pan-not sure if it needed more cooking time or what but one loaf (in metal pan) was perfect and the silicone loaf looked great for 5 minutes and then sunk in on itself...??? It still tasted fine, just looked crazy! For normal sandwich bread I use the Pamela's wheat free bread mix and my DD loves it. The french bread I baked on a cookie sheet. I just spooned it into the shape I wanted, sprayed my fingers with Pam and shaped it prettier, it rose like the recipe said and baked better than I had expected! It took me 2 years to try it, but not sure I will ever buy a 5$ loaf of bread again! Good luck to you! :D

We made that bread last week as well and we loved it. And that's even AFTER my husband asked me not to make gluten-free bread anymore (he's the one with the celiac disease) because he just didn't like any of them. I will defintely make this again. I was just thinking this morning if I could make it Italian - style and next time I will just add seasonings to it and see how it goes.

Good luck!


Kelly

Hubby diagnosed 4/06 by scope/biopsy.

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Annalise Robert's book, gluten-free Baking Classics has a wonderful recipe for a crusty Italian bread.


Jillian

Positive Blood test and Biopsy

Inflamed stomach lining

Gluten free since July 6, 2005

Tarrytown, NY

"Sometimes being a b$tch is all a woman has to hold onto." - Dolores Claiborne

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I love the Kinnickinnick Italian bread. It does come presliced, I do wish they carried one that was shaped that real italian but for a premade gluten-free bread it is really close. If I want a true loaf bread that I can bake in the oven I really like the Gluten Free Pantries French Bread Mix. It makes a really great pizza crust also, even the gluten eaters I know will eat it.


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"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)

Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

 Gene Test Aug 2007

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

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Hi everyone. I am new to the boards and pretty new to the gluten free diet (gluten free since 10/07). The one thing I miss so much is a good loaf of Italian bread- the bread that is crunchy and chewy. Not this gluten free bread. Has anyone found any gluten free bread that resembles Italian bread? Thanks for your help.

Jen

Gluten Free pantry has a Bread/Pizza mix that is like french bead. Not exactly Italian but it is actually good. Let us know if you find a good Italian. (Bread that is, HE!HE!)

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