More choices, and Better Toast!
The search for good gluten free bread continues! We are looking for a bread with flavor! Somehow, when bread is made without wheat, the resulting bread can be flavorless – no matter how much herb and spice is added. One of our associates calls it “the black hole of flavor” in that an infinite number of flavorings can be added in to a rice-based bread yielding absolutley no improvement in the flavor whatsoever! We are also always looking for gluten free breads with structural integrity and moisture.
Recently, gluten free-bread mix manufacturers have begun branching out from the old rice flour recipes, adding interesting new elements like sorghum and chicory root. The result is that we now have more choices and better toast! The latest entry into the gluten-free Bread arena is a new mix from Pamela’s, which the manufacturer describes as gluten-free.
Pamela’s new Amazing Wheat-Free Bread Mix makes a nicely flavored bread that is perfect for sopping up gravy! This bread has a sort of spongy quality – you can drag it around the plate and it actually absorbs gravy instead of falling apart. Try it with the Beef Stew braised with Chianti and Coffee (filed under Meat Recipes). Interestingly, you can also return to the loaf of bread a day or two after baking it and the loaf is still moist and attractive! You don’t need to relegate this one immediately to the cryogenics department for eternal frozen suspension. You can leave it on the table, wrapped up, and return to it later without worries. This is a miraculous development, for those of us familiar with the old bricks of frozen rice bread that crumble to dust when awoken from their frozen state.
How about toast? Pamela’s requires longer toasting than wheat bread would, yielding a browned piece of toast with a pleasant, homey flavor. The flavor is unique and slightly sweet – something to look forward to at breakfast!
We are looking forward to trying this product again, in particular the intriguing recipes for cinnamon bread and sweet bread that are on the side of the package. Also, especially interested in using it for french toast – it may be perfect for that!
A Gf-Zing! recommended product!
Note: Here at Gf-Zing! we do not verify the gluten-free status of any product. We rely on the manufacturers to declare the status of their products. It is up to the reader to check labels, and to verify that the products they consume are safe for them to use.0