If you're eating gluten-free, you know the challenges of bread. You probably know where to get the packaged stuff—and you know the exorbitant cost. Maybe you've bought mixes and bread makers in a vain attempt to avoid the mystery of how to bake gluten-free at home altogether. Now, thanks to Nicole Hunn, you don't have to settle for the high price of packaged, frozen loaves. Welcome to easy, budget-friendly, delicious recipes for all your favorites, from shaped breads to flatbreads, biscuits, scones, and muffins. You'll learn to master lean crusty white bread, hearty whole-grain, fragrant cinnamon swirl, decadent cheese bread, not to mention a wild yeast starter you'll use to make everything imaginable, including a real no-rye “rye” bread. And you won't need a bread machine or any fancy supplies. Nicole covers all the essentials, including: recipes from a bread flour that makes it all work, all-purpose flour blends, a whole-grain blend, and a pastry flour; key techniques; the secrets to working ably with gluten-free dough; and even a whole section on troubleshooting, in case things go off the rails a bit. Gluten-Free on a Shoestring Bakes Bread tells you everything you need to know to make the artisan-style bread you've been missing—and at a fraction of the cost.
What others are saying:
I'm so impressed with this book. I knew there had to be some sort of secret for creating gluten free bread at home that actually tasted good, I just had no idea how to go about figuring it out. Growing up, I learned to bake from my great-grandmother, grandmother and grandfather, and mother. One of the hardest things about my sons celiac diagnose for me was that I wouldn't be able to love baking like I did with gluten. I figured out cakes, cookies, and brownies pretty quickly, but breads were a big disappointment. I've only made two recipes from this book so far – biscuits and white bread – but they have been a spectacular success. My son, who has eaten only a few bites from any other gluten free bread I've bought or made (including super expensive bread from a well regarded dedicated gluten free bakery), ate 6 slices from the first loaf.
Our granddaughter recently got diagnosed with celiac. I babysit our grandchildren full time and thus have to prepare meals and snacks regularly for her. In support of our granddaughter, I have chosen to go gluten free to experience what she has to experience. I purchased three of Nicole's cookbooks. I liked them so much that I purchased copies for my daughter too. Each one has a couple of chapters with tips and information to get the best results when preparing gluten free meals and snacks. I highly recommend Gluten-Free on a Shoestring Bakes Bread. Our biggest challenge with going gluten-free has been bread.