I have often wondered what percentage of people following the gluten-free diet actually make their own bread. I tend to use mixes to make sweet breads, but I usually buy my gluten-free bread off the shelf, or from my favorite local gluten-free bakery Pure Knead.
Most of us know that gluten-free bread has come a long way in the last five years, so there are a number of great options to be purchased at local health foods stores that don't contain artificial ingredients and have the taste and texture of wheat-based bread.
Still, there seems to be a rising percentage of people who prefer to make their own gluten-free bread. Some of my favorite gluten-free bread mixes to use are: Arnel's Originals, Breads from Anna, and Pamela's Products (bread and corn bread mixes).
- Do you make your gluten-free bread?
- Do you make the bread from scratch, or do you use a mix?
- Do you bake it in the oven, or in a bread machine?
- What do you think are the benefits of making your own verses buying it pre-made? Avoiding additional allergens is definitely a deciding factor, like eggs or soy, because these ingredients are commonly found in a number of pre-made options.
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———————- Author Information: Jennifer D. Harris, Atlanta, GA Jennifer D. Harris, http://www.jenniferglutenfreeingeorgia.blogspot.com Atlanta Gluten-Free Examiner Program Chair, Atlanta Metro CeliacsTwitter@jenniferGFinGA