Wow, lot's of good ideas and suggestions here! I was going to suggest a bread machine, but I see that was already done. O experiment a lot with mine, and I've found that you can use either soy, rice or almond milk in place of dairy. If you use the machine just to knead the dough you can then roll it up in little balls and place on a a baking pan to make rolls. Or roll it out for pizza. The ingredients are all rather pricey, so it won't save you very much by making it yourself. I'm hoping that as more stores start to carry the products and ingredients the prices will come down. Walmart has definitely made my daughters life simpler, as she has one child who has celiac disease. There are even some restaurants around now who have gluten-free menus. That's a huge positive step.
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I found UDI bread at the Whole Foods Market here in Kansas City. They have white and wheat. It's around $5 but its the best bread I have found so far. I go thru about a loaf a week and I use it for toast, croutons and the occasional Peanut Butter sandwich.
For sandwiches I highly recommend you try substituting Bib Lettuce leaves for bread. It is amazing. Bib lettuce leaves are big, crunchy and have tons of flavor.
Little late to this bread party, but I wanted to add my two cents. I met a man the other day who has created the BEST gluten-free buns I've ever had! I cannot WAIT until he gets them into stores! It will probably only be local (Portland, Oregon area), but perhaps someday they will be all over the place. I had my hubby try some of the sample the man gave me and my husband exclaimed--"It tastes like BREAD".
Also, so far the only commercially available bread that tastes good to me is Kinninick's English Muffins.
I also cannot accept the outrageous price of the GF breads! 7.50 for a loaf of bread! I am so irked by that, I am going to be making my own bread starting this weekend. That might be expensive too, but I can justify that.
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Hi, I did post a recipe yesterday and it does call for dairy. I would leave it out or try cutting back on the water by a 1/2 of a cup and add a half of a cup of unsweetened almond milk. I normally use the vanilla unsweetened almond milk. I made the bread yesterday and operating on remote. In other words, I wasn't paying attention. I had left half of the dry ingredients out powdered milk included. I couldn't figure out why it looked so white. I had left the ground flaxseed out as well. The recipe came tasted like a biscuit. I did use stevia instead of the sweetener called for in the recipe. To make a long story short, It most likely would hurt to omit the dry powdered milk.
The bread that I like the most is kinnikinnick. It's frozen and they have brown and white sandwich bread. I didn't really like the energy brand bread, except for their hamburger buns. I used to use an almond rice bread but like someone mentioned earlier it's a bit heavy for sandwiches. I get the kinnikinnick brand at my grocery store but I know they sell it online too. I haven't tried any bread recipes yet due to not being able to have dairy or soy. I have yet to find a non bread machine recipe that either doesn't call for some sort of dairy that is not easily substituted.
I just posted a bread recipe I use on the recipe thread. So Far it is the best one I have made. I have adapted the original recipe so it bakes consistantly for me. I am trying to adapt it even more so it is lower in carbs and sugar.
I found it is the closest thing to wheat bread. If you try it let me know how it turns our for you in your neck of the woods. I am on the west coast it has been pretty wet lately.
I rely a lot on the GF tortilla wraps in place of bread if I am ever feeding my family any kind of sandwich for a meal. I have come to really like them and am so thankful that they are available! They are wonderful crisped up too!
I have not really found any breads I really like but I agree that E-nerg brand is better than most. Their english muffins are actually really good. I have learned to have non traditional sandwiches (turkey wrapped in lettuce leaves or gf tortilla wraps)
Good luck! I pay $10 for bakery fresh sliced bread. However, I have noticed in a store by me that they have frozen raisin bread and others that actually look edible. I am going to try one of those next. Did not see the cost.
All the GF bread that I have bought have all recommended on the pack that if you want to freshen the bread up you need to wrap in tin foil and put in oven for couple of mins - works a dream otherwise I just have it toasted. Two of the many brands in my supermarket are; Juvela Bread & another simply called "Dietry Special GF Multigrain"- but I'm on my third brand now and they are all ok so far. So glad I have so many choices - I even discovered that my supermarket have two brands of GF sausages. But the amount of GF stuff they have really makes my life much easier. The bread ranges from €2.94 - €3.39 which ain't too bad cause a normal loaf would be between €1.89 - €2.50.
I get the Ener-g product Light Tapioca or Light Brown Rice Bread. It is usually on sale at my local market (Giant) several times per month and I pay about $4.00 at the most for it. It is tasty too. I have searched for a loooong time to find a bread that tastes good and I am so happy with this one. You can find the info on their web site and then request it from your local market that carries gluten free. Good luck!
I live in Ireland and I thought we were slow at coming forward but there is a section in all the large supermarkets that I go to where there is a selection of gluten free products ie. bread, cakes, mixes, biscuits, pasta, sauces etc. So maybe you guys are looking in the bread section rather than a completely seperate area dedicated to GF products. In some supermarkets this section also caters for other food intolerances such as diabetes, nut alergies etc. Hope this info helps your hunt!
I'm still trying to find one that also does not have any corn products in it too. So good luck on your search.
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I need help finding gluten free bread that is not over 5 dollars. I went to the health food store. I is 5-8 dollars there. Cant find none at walmart but did find other gluten free products And i would like for it to taste good.
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