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Gluten Free Reason to be Happy #9

Schar Classic White Rolls

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Since my diagnosis over a year and a half ago, I can’t tell you how many loafs of gluten free bread, both homemade and store bought, I’ve thrown in the trash after one bite. 

I want white bread.  I want it to be fluffy and soft and not have so much flavor it overwhelms the contents of my sandwich.  I miss Stroemann’s and Wonderbread. 

Yes, Yes, I know grainy breads are more healthy for you, but that’s not what I want. I’ve tried other breads, but it just doesn’t do it for me. I’d rather not eat a sandwich than eat one I don’t like. 

Every piece of gluten free white bread I’ve tried has either tasted sour or bitter, or been hard as rock, or full of giant holes (thank you so much Udi’s). 

Last night I went shopping with my little boy, because he wanted chicken nuggets and we were out of ketchup.  On a whim I browsed the tiny gluten free aisle in that particular store and saw the Schar products were on sale.  I purchased the four pack of rolls and the small loaf of white bread.

Deciding to be optimistic, I made myself a grilled chicken sandwich with mayo and lettuce and tomato.  I microwaved the roll for fifteen seconds to warm it up and cut it in half.  It cut very easily and had a lovely soft, forgiving texture, like regular bread.

The first bite was a revelation.  “THIS IS WHAT BREAD IS SUPPOSED TO TASTE LIKE!"  I shouted, startling my little boy with his chicken nuggets. "I CAN EAT SANDWICHES ONCE MORE!”

Okay, maybe it wasn’t quite that dramatic, but it is still, by far, the best bread eating experience I’ve had in a year and half.  I haven’t tried the bread slices yet, but I’ll let you guys know how it goes.  In the meantime, eat well!

One of my favorite things on EARTH, is French Onion Soup. Sometimes when we go to restaurants, I will ask for it without bread because I can’t have gluten, but to be honest, I miss the bread! So today, I decided to make my own, gluten free version of French Onion Soup.

For the bread, I put a Schar Ciabatta Roll in the oven, and then sliced it in half and toasted it. I cooked up some onions in olive oil:

Then I added the onions to an onion soup mix with 4 cups of water, red cooking wine, freshly cut garlic, seasoned salt and pepper. I put half of the ciabatta roll in the soup and sprinkled the top with parmesan cheese. And voila! 

Sooo good :)