March 19, 2010

GF Sandwich Bread

The weather is finally beautiful in NY and it's been the perfect reason to take lovely walks wandering around the city. I especially love lunch walks for some fresh air and to recharge my brain. So the other day, Nancy and I decided a stroll to Friedman's Lunch in Chelsea Market was in order. I am so lucky to have Friedman's in walking distance from my office because they offer both gluten free and vegetarian menu items. Yay!

As usual, Nancy & I both ordered their Garden Vegetable sandwich. Mine on their new gluten free bread, Nancy's on regular bread. We got them to go, headed back to the office and devoured them. Our office mates might have wondered what on earth was going on at our desks because we were oohing, aahing and smiling the entire time. Lettuce, sprouts, cucumber, tomato, avocado, shredded carrots and hummus on toasted gluten free sandwich bread. How could I not smile?

I quickly decided that I needed to add sandwiches back to my lunch repertoire right away. When I went gluten free, they disappeared from my life for a really long time and I didn't even realize how much I missed them. Although I wish I could visit Freidman's every day, I don't have the time or budget to realize that dream. So looks like I'll be baking a whole lot more gluten free bread in the near future.

I've loved every recipe I've made from Karina Allrich's Gluten-Free Goddess, so I headed to her site to search for what I hoped would be my new favorite sandwich bread. I followed this recipe and am really happy with the results. I followed Karina's directions for baking the bread in my oven and to keep it vegan, I mixed 2 tablespoons of corn starch with 4 tablespoons of applesauce for my egg replacer. I also let the dough rise for 30 minutes in the pan instead of 20 minutes, and baked the bread for 45 minutes in the pan and 10 minutes removed from the pan.

Once again, Karina has come thru for me! I am in love with this bread and can't wait to make my own Garden Veggie sandwich. I already have some new interpretations floating around in my head so stay tuned....

1 comment :

  1. I have never heard of using applesauce and corn starch as an egg replacer. Great tip.

    The only sandwich bread I have made since going gluten free was out of almond butter. It was really good. I hear there is one you can make from flax seed as well, I just haven't tried it yet. Your bread looks great!