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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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Ok I have been gluten free for 2 months. I found a decent or at least edible pasta but I can not find a decent bread!!! OMG I didn't think I would miss it so much but I just want a big juicy hamburger on a SOFT YUMMY WHITE bread!!! Anyone know where or how to get good bread???

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I guess I'm not like a lot of people. I never liked the "Wonderbread" types of bread. I used to buy French bread or Italian bread because I like a crusty bread with texture. That's why I love Udi's multi-grain bread.

But if you like that soft stuff, try Kinikinik (sp). Everyone says that is more like traditional store-bought bread. I have had their hamburger buns and they are soft and white as Wonderbread. Although they are too thick, you could always take a slice out of the middle to save for toasting later.

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Have you tried Udi's or Canyon Bakehouse?

If you have and didn't like them, wait some time and try again. When I first went gluten-free I wasn't that impressed with Udi's considering the price, so we made bread for a few months. I tried Udi's again at closer to a year and I loved it - guess my taste/perspective on the cost changed a bit during that time. We love Canyon Bakehouse, but didn't have access to it until more recently. Udi's remains a staple because it is less expensive and easier to find.

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Do you like baking? Some of us make our own bread. If you don't, try Kinnickinnik if you can find it. Their new soft bread is as large as regular bread (not Barbie sized) and it seriously does stay soft and does not need to be toasted. Before that my favourite commercial brand was Glutino Genius. And before that it was Udi's. :)

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I like Rudi's cinnamon raisin in the frozen section of your health food store. I even use the cinnamon raisin to make regular sandwiches on, toasted.

I think they have some online coupons out now. You can print off 2 for $1.00 off.

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I really love the Schar baguettes. You crisp them up in the oven before eating, and they taste JUST like regular French baguettes. The problem is they're hard to find and expensive (about $7 for two small baguettes). WalMart often carries their regular soft rolls, but I don't like those nearly as much.

Schar Baguettes

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I really love the Schar baguettes. You crisp them up in the oven before eating, and they taste JUST like regular French baguettes. The problem is they're hard to find and expensive (about $7 for two small baguettes). WalMart often carries their regular soft rolls, but I don't like those nearly as much.

Schar Baguettes

The baguettes ARE good. I can even get them at the DM in Croatia! We don't have any Schar products whatsoever where I live in Canada so when we go to Europe I try out as many as I can. :) Just another six itty bitty weeks! :D

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Another vote for Udi's multigrain. I take 2 slices out in the a.m. and by lunchtime at work it is thawed. No toasting needed.

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Ok I have been gluten free for 2 months. I found a decent or at least edible pasta but I can not find a decent bread!!! OMG I didn't think I would miss it so much but I just want a big juicy hamburger on a SOFT YUMMY WHITE bread!!! Anyone know where or how to get good bread???

I second (third? Fourth?) the vote for Udi's bread. It's the closest to "regular" bread we've found. Also really love the Bella baking mixes - we do the multi-grain. I know it isn't white, but I'm not gluten free (my son is) and I still love this bread. There's a roll recipe included in the recipe, and even though there are a few steps to it it isn't at all difficult.

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Does anyone have a good bread recipe ? I used to get the Kinnikinnick sunflower & flaxseed mix & make it - it was nice & fluffy ! They discontinued it.

I have bought Glutino's french breadmix and it's pretty good but very white !

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I use a mix called "Favorite Sandwich Bread". It's pretty good, I mix it in my bread machine but cook it in the oven. Sometimes I'll cook it in my Whoopie pie pan for hamburger buns!

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I've been a fan of Pamela'.s gluten free bread mix. I've purchased it in individual bags, in bulk packages of about 4 lbs., and finally in their 25-pound bag thru that big river in So. America store that we may or may not be allowed to mention. It's a good bread mix... only requiring a little oil, eggs, water, and yeast. I make a loaf a week... mostly in a bread loaf but sometimes in roll shapes.

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A new company named Goodbye Gluten just sent our support group some samples. They are going to give Udi's and Rudi's a run for their money in my opinion. It is the closest thing to gluten bread I've found. Very soft and great texture. Great for sandwiches straight from the bag. Can't wait till it hits our grocery shelves!

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Goodbye Gluten bread is in the Pittsburgh grocery Giant Eagles...I agree its going to give Rudi's & UDi's a run for their money.....

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Simona's Challah bread (search for recipe here) is one of the best I've made. In fact, I plan to make it again tomorrow. It is the closest to the real thing I have come across. You actually roll it out and form it!

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