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In early March I had the opportunity to receive 2 wonderful sourdough bread mixes from The Gluten Free Sourdough Company. Sharon has done some amazing things with her little company that I have not seen anyone else really attempt. She has made a step by step mix for several different sourdough breads that she prepares (in a dedicated gluten free kitchen) and then sells. This is a wonderful option for those who are new to the whole gluten free world or just really busy with little time to care for a starter and keep it going. And after making 2 different bread mixes of hers I can safely say to you that they are worth every penny. All the mixes are free of gluten, dairy, eggs, soy, commercial yeast and gums so they really are great for anyone with food allergies of many kinds.
In your mix you will get 4 packets, each labeled 1, 2, 3, or 4. With this are detailed directions of how to use these packets and successfully make your sourdough bread. I followed the directions exactly and was happy to see the bread came out as she indicated it would. The only ingredients you add from your own kitchen are water, oil, and in the dessert bread, your sweetener.
The 2 breads I tried were the Cinnamon Spice Dessert Bread and the Pumpernickel Bread. (The picture is the Cinnamon Spice Bread). My family and I LOVED the dessert bread. It is sweet although not too much. The sweetener is one of the things that is not in the mix and we added ourselves. Sharon’s detailed directions told me when to add in the maple syrup. I actually used honey because my oldest daughter can only have that. And it worked out quite well.
The pumpernickel bread I did not like as well but I have to admit that I am not a huge fan of pumpernickel bread in general. Two of my children, including my daughter who I mentioned above really liked the pumpernickel a lot. Both the bread mixes are made with teff flour, which is a flour I have not used before. I have researched it and am familiar with its qualities but have not used it in any recipes.
Neither bread rose very high but again these are flatbreads. They are named this for a reason. I know this also is typical for gluten free sourdough breads and has been so in my experience making my own breads.
If you are seeing the need for a gluten free sourdough but are afraid to try or don’t know where or how to get a starter this is a great way to get going. They are only $6.50 each which is very affordable when you consider all the work that has been saved for you.
Sharon also have a number of other great products at her site, including starter cultures, several books, a video club, a gluten free sourdough starter kit, almonds, pecans, and her brand new almond flour cookies. I did get to sample those as well and they were quite tasty. They will be available for sale through her site mid April.
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