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Bread is back

I wasn’t too sure about this frozen block of non-gluten bread. I have never been a huge bread eater, but I love sandwiches and have been missing grilled cheese for awhile. A few trips at Publix had me leaning over the sandwich counter gazing longingly at the subs that I recently found a love for. And I knew the yeast rolls at Thanksgiving were going to tempt me. But I miss cupcakes more than sandwiches.

However, I finally got the nerve to try some Genius bread. All GF breads are in the freezer section of Whole Foods and Manna so I looked at a few brands trying to decide the best. Because, you know just looking at the colors and designs on a plastic bag is the best way to determine taste, texture, and overall bread goodness  ;-).  They were out of Udi’s so I got Genius. But how did it hold up under butter, hot pan, and my best pimento cheese with pecans?

OUTSTANDING!! I could not believe how fluffy it was and it was frozen! I took two pieces out, zapped them in the microwave for 10 seconds. I buttered them, added the cheese, and grilled them.

The pieces are a little smaller than the wide 7 grain that I used to eat. These were still a little frozen in the middle which made buttering them a lot easier.

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Check out that buttery crust. I haven’t seen that since I last grilled the marshmallow white “bunny bread” that is famous here. This is whole grain gluten free bread, 80 calories/10g carbs per slice. It’s still lower carb, but not high fiber.

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This is better than I imagined.

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It was very light and crispy outside but cheesy inside. I do not know how well it will hold up with a more substantial sandwich. It is so light, it’s almost delicate. If Genius carries sub rolls, I will try those for making subway-like sandwiches at home. I love a lot of veggies with mine.

I put the loaf back in the freezer. GF breads have a shelf life of about 7 days on the counter, 21 days in fridge, 6 months in freezer. I’m the only one eating this, so the freezer is the best option.

This was my late night snack. Dinner was a big plate of vegetables. Purple hull peas, sauteed cabbage, and “candied” yams with real maple syrup instead of sugar. I also sprinkled a little cinnamon with a touch of chipotle to give some heat on the back side.

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Lee

Sunday 30th of September 2012

Glad you found a good bread that works for you. That grilled cheese looks delicious.

Katrina

Tuesday 2nd of October 2012

It was good and I might have made a couple more since then :) When I finish this bread, I want to try the Udi's. Your post on that was great!

eulalia

Friday 28th of September 2012

OK, now you have me convinced to try this! Looks great!

Katrina

Tuesday 2nd of October 2012

I want to try Udi's after this one. Between those 2, I might be able to have bread once a week or so if I really want it. :)