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2/23/10 12:53 P

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I find that Udi's has the best taste and texture that I've found so far. I can get it at Natural Foods, Whole Foods, and Sprouts. I ran into a woman who said that King Soopers also carries it but I haven't seen it there so far. I live in a suburb of north Denver and Just the other day discovered that Udi's bakery and deli is on 70th and Broadway. Haven't been there yet but I'm definately going to try it out.

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2/17/10 3:56 P

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It was nice to see the comments about the Schar bread. I just tried their noodles recently and loved them. I was going to order some of their bread and after seeing the comments I am anxious to try. I just wish there was a store that carried them so I didn't have to pay shipping.




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2/7/10 10:56 P

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I found the udi's at the store and it is delicious! Thank you for the suggestion.
It reminds me of the home made bread my grandma used to make.

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2/2/10 3:33 P

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Just tried some of Schar's chocolate wafers this week and they're great. I'll look for the bread.


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2/1/10 9:59 A

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I LOVE Schar, they are all over the place here in Germany and make being GF so easy.

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1/31/10 6:28 P

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I use a bread from the company Schaar. It is in a yellow box. It can be made by hand or in a machine. It does not have to be kneaded but the water or milk must be about 94 degrees or it will not rise correctly. It takes about 3 and one half hours to rise and bake. It is the best bread that I have had in the four years that I have known about my gluten disorder.

If you cannot find them in a store, they do ship.

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1/28/10 8:28 A

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I usually keep a loaf of Food For Life Rice Pecan or Rice Almond in the freezer. Not great, but good for a quick piece of toast with cream cheese in the morning. And their sodium levels work for me.

Hopefully I'll get some time today or tomorrow to try baking that buckwheat brown bread.

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1/27/10 4:46 P

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our hyvee here in iowa carries a bread called udi's. it is very very good. I also like kinnin(sp) kinick something like that bread in the dark brown loaf. its nutty and sweet.

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1/24/10 4:48 P

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I forgot that you said you had visual problems. There are about 6 buttons on my machine - I think, but only use 2. The setting button that beeps loudly as you go to the right setting - #8, and the start button. You know your limitations, I don't so good luck in your search.

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1/24/10 3:58 P

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The reason the one I was looking at was so expensive is that is talks everything. I can't use a setting button I don't think. Does anyone have a machine with individual buttons rather than a menu where one button does lots of things? That's where I get in trouble.
I finally found a microwave with individual buttons, and I love it! I had to search and search for an electric oven which had a numeric and separate function key pad. I put Braille labels on everything. But you can't label something if it does lots of things just by pushing the button again and again.
Did you know that there is Braille on the drive up ATM machines? Of course, you can, if you can get to them, use the Braille on the number pad, but then the prompts are visual. Such as: English or Spanish? Would you like cash back? And the machines are different one from another!
This is not a pity party; just an explanation of frustrations. If anyone has a model of bread machine you think would work, I'd love to know.
Blessings to all. Kathy

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1/24/10 2:59 P

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TellItForward - I don't where you saw $400 bread machines mine was $100 and has a GF setting. All I have to do is put in the liquids, put the flour mix on top, then yeast on top of that, then hit the setting button till it gets to GF setting and hit start. This s my machine www.amazon.com/Breadman-TR875-2-Poun
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Tippeetoes - I wouldn't buy a used breadmaker because there are spots that gluten can get into and will contaminate anything you bake in it. Or if I did I'd get a new pan and paddle. But still make sure it has the GF setting so it doesn't punch it down twice otherwise you get the brick bread.

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1/24/10 11:33 A

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It is so hard to find a decent GF bread. The only one that my 6 year old (and I) like is "Food for Life Wheat and Gluten Free Brown Rice Bread". You can find it at Whole Foods in the freezer aisle and at Trader Joes on the bread aisle. We do toast it or at least warm it up.

Bread makers can be expensive, but its one of those things that everyone *had* to have several years back and after sitting in the cabinet for years, many people are giving them away, so you may find a cheap on at your local thrift shop. I just saw one for $5 there.

I like to make a bread recipe (w/the bread maker) from a cookbook called, "Gluten Free Quick and Easy" by Carol Fenster. This book has a lot of pretty good recipes that have a good texture.

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1/24/10 3:11 A

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Have any of you made bread without a bread machine? Will it just gunk up a mixer? I know it can't be kneaded like wheat bread, but I don't have the $400 or so that a bread maker which has a talking menu would cost.
Actually, I don't even know if they still make one. This digital age is no fun for the few of us who cannot see to read the menus on all the gadgets. Even the heating pad I bought had one button which changed the setting, with no way to tell what setting it was on.
So, I just use a mixer and baking pans. I'd love any tips anyone has.
Thanks and blessings to you all. Kathy

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1/22/10 4:11 P

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agreed: I really hated anything that needed to be refrigerated and/or purchased from the freezer section... A bread maker is your best bet.

One word, though: I found this brand of bread (Schar) over here (I live in Germany now) but they are available at a few retailers in my old hometown... so they may be available in yours as well: http://schar.elsstore.com/

It is the closest texture and taste of bread that I have found so far and they offer a full range of products. my favorite is the Landbrot.

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1/22/10 11:27 A

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It has a sweet/savory flavor to it.

I used it for my Gluten free dressing this year and then made my family famous regular dressing. Vote was clear GF was better and it was because of the bread.

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1/22/10 11:23 A

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I actually have two Whole Foods near me. I do shop at one but never looked for the bread there. I will have to check it out. Thank You for telling us about
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1/22/10 11:12 A

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Don't know if anyone of you have a Whole Foods available, but they have a house brand that is Sundried Tomato & herbs.

I used that at Thanksgiving & Christmas in my dressing.
It is awesome tasting. Better tasting than regular. Makes great breadcrumbs, etc...OK for eating ham sandwich.

Not a good replacement for white, but sometimes you need the other.

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1/22/10 2:09 A

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Thank you for the responses! It sounds like I might have to invest in a bread maker....

There is a gluten free bakery over by my daughters house about 40 miles from me. Maybe I can talk her into bringing some over for me when she visits

Thank you again!

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1/22/10 1:52 A

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I have not found a gluten-free bread in a store that I honestly like. I am fortunate enough to have a gluten-free bakery near me and they started making gluten-free bread. It is really good. I know there is a gluten-free Bakery in Phoenix that does mail orders but you probably will have to freeze the bread, I am not sure. Maybe some one else knows what is a good brand to buy in the store.
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1/22/10 1:50 A

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Personally I couldn't find an edible GF commercial bread(and they all required toasting).
I got a breadmaker with a GF setting and use Bob's Red Mill - Homemade Wonderful Bread Mix. It's quick and easy. Tastes like regular bread and doesn't need to be toasted. It can get a little dry after a few days.

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1/22/10 1:26 A

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I was looking through the past posts and didn't find this any where. I found alot of recipes for bread but I really don't have time for baking.
Has anybody tried any of the breads at the store? They are expensive and I hate to buy something I won't use. I have used a couple of differant brands one was frozen so has to be toasted to use and the other was ok at first and then just didn't taste right after a few bites. Both had the same texture which I wasn't totally impressed with.

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