Wednesday, July 07, 2010


One of the toughest things about my "feel better way of eating" is not being able to eat bread. I really do love bread. Gluten free bread from the shops almost always contain dairy or soy, so even that hasn't been an option. Then recently while browsing the aisles of the supermarket, reading all ingredients on each and every item I picked up, I stumbled upon 'Orgran Gluten Free Wholemeal Bread' mix. It is dairy and soy free (among many other things!) and bonus...I get to bake it! So, I thought it couldn't hurt to give it a go. I actually put off making it because I was sure it was going to be crap (I mean really, how good can bread be when there's nothing in it???) and my hopes of eating bread ever again would go right out the window. Well, today when I finally made it, I became more optimistic with each passing minute. Yes, the dough was actually rising. Yes, the bread was actually resembling bread in the oven. Yes, it smelled quite good. Yes, it wasn't rock hard when I sliced it. Until, finally, the moment of truth...and yes, it was actually pretty good!!! It was a real treat to eat a slice of warm bread with (dairy free) butter and sip a cup of tea. I think it'll be especially good as toast for brekky in the days to come. I'll definitely be making it again and would recommend it to any poor soul unable to eat bread with everything in it!


Brianna said...

Yay Cari!!

Nick and Mariana Vona said...

I might look for that option too. I had been thinking of baking my own bread a while ago. All breads have milk in it and butter and I didn't realized before that even avoiding dairy I still had problems diggesting.

Vince said...

I went and bought a breadmaker from tesco, then went to a mill for organic flour.
I've been reading your blog with interest as I had some of your issues with food.
I am of the school that if I cannot tell exactly where it came from it's not going into my mouth.
Food processors have been taking the piss for years now. But I had not realised just how far it had gone.