Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Gluten Free Garlic Bread

Growing up, my Mom would often make snacks for us kids when we got home from school.

We would arrive home in the afternoon STARVING! She was pretty inventive with what she would prepare, but I’m pretty confident that if you asked my three siblings what their favorite afternoon snack was, they would all reply: Garlic Bread.

My mom would take slices of white bread (soft and full of gluten) and slather them in butter, garlic powder, and italian seasoning. She would bake the bread in the oven and then slice them into “breadsticks”. She would then serve them in these cute little primary colored baskets with tomato sauce.

I can literally smell those breadsticks. It is such a distinct childhood memory.

And yesterday I recreated that memory…

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with a little help from my friends at Three Bakers!

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I was so excited when Three Bakers asked me to review their products! I had seen my friend Pam’s review over at I’m a Celiac, and her French Bread Pizzas were mouthwatering.

When I received the rolls in the mail, there was no denying they were gluten free. The rolls are DENSE! I mean they were like a bag of bricks – I couldn’t believe how dense they were.

So imagine my surprise when I realized that they not only do they not taste gluten free, they don’t taste dense either!

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The rolls are actually very light, with lots of yummy nooks and crannies.

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Nooks and crannies that are perfect for filling with butter and garlic! And while we’re at it…

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dunk some tomato sauce in those crannies too!

I absolutely LOVED these hoagie rolls. They have NO gluten free “after taste” - you know what I mean. And the texture was great!

But I really shouldn’t have been surprised. They have an actual three part PROMISE backing up their products. It’s printed on their website!

1. We promise to make baked goods that taste good and are good for you. If you have been gluten free for a while, you know it’s hard to find G-F products in conventional grocery stores and really hard to find great tasting products. We are constantly experimenting and reformulating to offer you products today that are as good as the wheat based products they replace. We are now expanding our distribution to make them available in more places and on our website.

2.We promise to not only make products that taste good but to be better for you by using whole grains whenever possible, providing fiber and other essential nutrients. All of our products are also all natural and have no artificial ingredients. Most are soy and dairy-free (except of course for the pizzas). We try to keep salts and simple sugars low without sacrificing great taste.

3.We promise to continue making baked goods that our kids and yours who are gluten-free can offer to their friends and they will happily eat.

I can’t wait to try an actual sub sandwich on one of these rolls! I will definitely recommend Three Bakers to other gluten free folks too!

What about you?

Did you have a favorite childhood snack?