Posted by glutenfr | Posted in bread, New products, News | Posted on 24-04-2013
Just when you thought there couldn’t possibly be a wider selection of gluten-free products on our supermarket shelves, along comes a batch of new, improved goods to inject some extra yum-factor into our lives.
While some are improvements to old recipes, brand new products have also popped up out of nowhere with exciting regularity.
Here at Gluten Free Family we are at the coalface of this evolutionary process, and every few weeks or so, a delicious new gluten-free food parcel arrives on our doorstep, ready to be put through its paces by our grouchy panel of fussy eaters. So here’s our pick of the best. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by glutenfr | Posted in bread, kids, nutrition | Posted on 13-02-2013
It seems the biggest problem with the gluten free diet has finally been solved.
Delicious wheat free loaves are now found on every supermarket shelf in the country – which means our work here on Gluten Free Family is done, and we can finally return to the more pressing business of posting pictures of Fluffy up on catbook.
Or can we?
It depends on what you think about the ingredients lurking in your daily bread – because while consumer lobbying has all but wiped preservatives out of mainstream wheat brands, they are enjoying a massive revival in the most recent gluten free loaves to hit the shelves.
For me this is a worry, because the reason we started a gluten free diet in the first place was because my son was so sensitive to particular elements in his diet. How can I now turn around and feed him bread that contains substances that are being universally shunned elsewhere? Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by glutenfr | Posted in New products, Product reviews | Posted on 14-12-2012
Soft bread that folds instead of breaking. Surely that ranks up there with puff pastry as one of the most-missed items among the gluten free? Now I have two gluten free loaves in my fridge that do just that.
Their maker is a company called Purebred – and I reviewed their rolls in my most recent product roundup – but at the time could not afford to stretch the budget to their loaves as well.
Well the company has sent me a few to try out and I am happy to report that the bread is everything you’d want in terms of texture and taste. Read the rest of this entry »
I feel like I just won lotto – a gluten-free bakery has opened up in my neck of the woods!
It’s Imperial in Rydalmere and it sells direct to the public from its shop-front as well as selling wholesale to cafes and restaurants – and we here at GFF want you to tell us whether you think this is part of a growing trend.
Imperial had a stand at the recent Sydney Gluten Free Expo which we attended – and as we did our rounds we noticed lots of new specialist bakeries spruiking their wares – so let us know if you have a GF bakery near you so we can list it on our site. Read the rest of this entry »
I consider the humble lunch wrap to be one of the final frontiers of the gluten-free food space. There have been many valiant efforts to create a wheat-free version of this handy picnic item in recent years – but none, alas, have proved satisfactory.
The gluten free wraps given prominence in the bread section of supermarkets tend to be tough and frisbee-like which counts them out in the school lunchbox stakes. Though Mountain Bread is textured to perfection, even the rice and corn varieties contain wheat. And Woollies has some gluten-free tortillas which are popular at dinner time – but they don’t really cut it in the wrap department.
So with all this in mind, I decided give the recipe on Laucke’s bread mix a whirl – and I have to say I got some pretty good results. Read the rest of this entry »
As Easter approaches, most people have smartie-filled bunnies or boxes of assorted Lindt on their minds. Not me, I think about hot cross buns — or rather about hot cross bun deprivation.
But Simply Wize has once again come to the rescue with their gluten free variety which can already be found in the freezer section at Coles supermarkets. We tried them last year and loved them!
On the topic of things soft and spongy, in the last few months we have happened upon quite a few new products that we liked and wanted to spread the word on: Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by glutenfr | Posted in bread, lunches, Product reviews | Posted on 14-06-2011
Well and Good's Crusty Bread mix
Just when you think you have tried out all the gluten free bread mixes in the market, a few more pop up out of nowhere.
This is especially true in the case of the Tasmanian Sky Ranch Bakehouse, who recently shipped me a packet of their bread roll mix to test out.
It was hard to resist making the charmingly named ‘Bunsky’ mix, and as I have never actually attempted to make gluten-free buns, I was particularly interested.
And lo and behold, in the very same week, Well and Good sent me a box of their crusty loaf mix – hence an ideal opportunity for a mini-bake off. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by glutenfr | Posted in breakfast, kids, lunches | Posted on 02-05-2011
Ahhh the hot English treat that tastes as good with plain butter as any spread you can think of. Yes, its been a long time since I bought a packet of those home from the supermarket.
But all that changed last week after Vitarium sent me a box of their gluten free crumpet mix and asked me to give it a go.
I’ve seen it on the supermarket shelves and never quite had the courage to test it out, but with the royal nuptials on Friday night I decided there could be no better time to whip up an experimental batch for the family to munch on throughout the ceremony. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by glutenfr | Posted in bread, New products | Posted on 18-04-2011
Aldi's 'Has no' bread mix
Listen up fans of Aldi’s gluten free range – and I know there are plenty of you out there - the discount supermarket will soon be filling its shelves with over a dozen products.
Although Aldi does not stock gluten free products as part of its regular product line – it does bring some out from time to time as Special Buys under the ‘Has no’ label. These stay on the shelves until stock runs out. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by glutenfr | Posted in bread, lunches | Posted on 28-02-2011
One of our readers recently asked whether anyone could recommend a good bread machine for making gluten free bread.
Sadly it is not something I have ever been able to investigate fully because of the logistical difficulties of comparing several different machines.
And how do you judge an individual machine anyway, if you are not sure whether it is the machine or the mixture itself that has contributed to its success or failure? Read the rest of this entry »