Bread is a huge source of contention for most people avoiding gluten!!
I for one was so determined to find a bread that I liked. Didn’t really
find it in the stores, even though we have a lot to choose from. I was
really starting to think that there just wasn’t any good gluten free
bread...until one day I made the perfect loaf. Crisp on the outside,
soft and tender on the inside. Not crumbly and dense and just plain
gross!! I was so excited! Could I do it again...yes, the perfect
combination of a good recipe and some tricks up my baker’s sleeve.
Then I decided I would try for a baguette type of bread. I made a
couple that were ok. But, I was still in search of the holy grail of bread.
Here is my adventure...
Challenge #8: Gluten Free French Baguette
Goal: Simple: make a bread that tastes good,
but also has the texture of “real” bread. Crisp on
the outside, soft and tender on the inside.
Result: Start the Hallelujah Chorus!!!!! I have
made the perfect, yummy, Holy Grail of bread
people!!! I actually made it because my daughter
had an evening game and we needed something for
a picnic dinner. I thought I’d make some “baguette”
style bread to make yummy sub sandwiches. I had
never tried this recipe before, so I was a little
nervous. But, boy was it delicious!!! Since I literally
made it and used it right before her game, I didn’t
get a chance to take a picture...so I had to make it
again. But, first of all it was delish and I didn’t mind
eating it again, second, I wanted to see if I could
duplicate it. I don’t know what it is about me, but
sometimes I make a recipe for the first time and it
comes out divine, and then I try making it a second
time and it flops. Not sure what that’s about...but
this one worked!!!
As far as the recipe goes...Bette Hagman is the Bomb
when it comes to bread recipes!!!! I have not found
better recipes than her’s...and believe me I’ve tried
them all!!!! I do have a few little secrets to my
success, but if you are looking to make great, baked,
gluten free recipes, Bette is the one to go to!!! Enough talking.
I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves...