I adapted quite well to the change of being gluten free. Watching out for hidden gluten in products was tricky and I became an ingredient list reader big time! But there was one thing I truly missed, it was pasta or cakes or pastry....it was bread!!!!
So I looked into making my own bread and WOW, it wasn't that easy! I needed so many ingredients and loads of eggs and these weird gums etc etc.....yikes!!!! I think I'll just buy the gluten free bread at the supermarket. Perhaps not! For starters it was $8 for a loaf of gluten free bread! Then the ingredients were not that healthy, mainly starches and those gums again! Not just that there was no taste, the texture was like plastic, false, not at all like how I remember bread.
Back to the drawing board of making my own bread. Real bread. Bread made with whole grains. Bread that was basic and easy. Bread that didn't need eggs and gums. This was going to be a hard task. All gluten free bread recipes claimed that eggs were needed for a good rising bread and gums used to replace the job of gluten. There will be no dough as such but a batter???
From flours and binders to techniques and traditions. A lot of what I have learnt has been a collaboration from other gluten free bakers websites and some of my posts will be direct quotations of their posts. Reason being is simply I couldn't have said it better myself! This blog is about my journey and what I discovered in the world of gluten free bread baking at home!