Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The BEST Gluten Free Dinner Rolls

You guys are the best blog readers a girl could ask for!! Thank you so much for your sweet comments and emails yesterday.

The main reason I started this blog was because when I first went gluten free I used blogs for support. (and I still do!!) I was the only one in my group of friends that was gluten free and it was really isolating at first. Not surprisingly, that is also how I feel about PTSD.

PTSD is so isolating, especially as someone who developed it outside of the military. But I try to be open and honest about what I’ve been through in the last six years and if you ever need anyone to talk to (commiserate with), you can always email me!

NOW – back to the food!

Have you guys tried these:

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Schar Ciabatta Parbaked Rolls?

Umm. They are amazing. Remember those parbaked Baguettes from Schar (and the cutest dress that Lil’ Gluten Loves Me has ever worn!!) that were so good that I thought there was no way they were gluten free?!

Same deal with these rolls. When you bake them, they come out of the oven so fresh. So warm. So FLUFFY.

That’s right. FLUFFY. They’re amazing. I will definitely be bringing these for Thanksgiving supper at bestie’s house.

This past weekend I used them as a base for sandwiches:

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that you bake in the oven. Essentially you make a butter sauce out of butter, mustard, worcestershire sauce, red onion, and poppy seeds.

I followed this recipe.

Then you spread the sauce on the bread:

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Stuff the bread with ham and swiss:

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And then pour the remaining sauce on top:

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Bake in the oven until the cheese is melty and serve!

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Parrish and I both agreed that they were good, but that the sauce was a little too buttery for our taste. I’m experimenting with recipes for “After Thanksgiving”, like my Turkey, Brie, and Cranberry bites:

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But I’m going to have to keep experimenting with ham. I might try a creamier mustard sauce? I’m not sure. Anyone have any ideas?

I saw some versions of this recipe where they spread mayo or miracle whip on the inside instead of the sauce and just poured the sauce over the top. I’m not a huge mayo fan unless it’s freshly made, so I didn’t go that route.

Either way – those Schar rolls are AMAZING!!!

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Happy Wednesday!