Several years ago my sister had to go on a gluten free diet. After trying different gluten free breads and recipes she finally decided to give up all foods containing flour because she did not find any that she liked. I felt so bad for her, I decided to try and make a recipe that was as good as the bread that she loved so much. I began collecting all the information I could about bread making using gluten free flours. Well . . . time got away and then I learned that she could eat gluten again. I do not know why she could but I kind of bagged the idea of finding the perfect recipe until I joined instructables and began to notice there are a lot of people who are going on gluten free diets. I also learned that making gluten free bread is quite a challenge. My brother read an article that 1 out of 133 people in the developed world have a gluten intolerance. I was shocked!
I was at the store buying gluten free flour when a woman started a conversation with me. We chatted for a few minutes and she told me that she decided to go gluten free for the health benefits. She also mentioned that she and her husband felt better and that they had lost weight since they went on this diet. On my way home I decided to stop by another store to pick up a few more items and they were selling bamboo plants. They were so cute that I splurged and bought two.
I started going through my notes and put together a basic recipe to experiment with. This instructable is how I made this recipe and the tips I used while making it. I was astonished that on my first try . . . this recipe turned out beautiful and tasty! Not to mention I made three different kinds from the base recipe with great results! Hmmm I wonder if the lucky bamboo had anything to do with it? Naugh, I was just having an unusually incredible baking experience . . . which does not happen very often especially when a person is trying out a new bread recipe, and a gluten free one at that, and having to adjust for a higher altitude! I was ecstatic.
This would be a great recipe to serve to all family members because the flavor and texture is like real bread!
Follow through and I will show you how I made it so you can also! Oh yeah, I entered this recipe in the Gluten free and Copy cat contest and if you think it is worth your vote I am ever so grateful for your participation! Thanks in advance!