With Celiac Disease, it's a double-brill day when food both pleases the palate, and soothes the gut. Either/or! blares the pop culture -- get that healthy stuff, or stuff yo' face with whatever. But I think this sourdough, from Sharon's small Boston-local Gluten Free Sourdough Company bakery, proves you can have both.
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This bread tastes like a fresh loaf out of the oven dripping with butter...but it has no butter-- in it or on it, and it's no traditional loaf. Gluten-free and grain free, Gluten Free Sourdough Company's coconut bread is soft as pound cake but firm, and as easy on the gut just as it is a joy to the taste buds.
The ingredient list is so short you could write it on the palm of your hand. But every ingredient is
I can't compare it to gluten-filled stuffs. Few traditionally gluten containing breads could stand up to it either. It's rare to find a baked good made with the craft and care that has gone into Sharon's goods, and rarer still to find a good made gluten free of that caliber. particularly into her new coconut breads.
You really don't have to be celiac to find this coconut bread an extraordinary treat.
I know. I've sampled it to non gluten-free friends and clients, and they fell head over heels for it.
Toast or untoasted, chilled or warm, this gluten-free sourdough serves well for a snack, a side, or with something as simple as a plate full of nut butter dip. It pairs well with savoury dishes and with sweet. It has the double benefit of being gut-healing at the same time as gut-pleasing, the fermentation making it extra-digestible.
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Although it contains coconut it's free of all other top allergens . And how can you pass up a treat that's healing at the same time it's just a blast to get in the mouth and taste?
Taste/Texture: Smooth. Untoasted, rather like pound cake in consistency -- but don't let that make you think it's sticky and sweet. Toasted, it has good body. Not crumbly, it holds together well.
Whole Food?: All whole food ingredients.
Celiac Safe: Utterly. Sharon is impeccable in her ingredient sourcing, and has a dedicated gluten-free bakery.
Shoestring Budget?: No, and yes. It lasts a good while, because a good slice is satisfying. A loaf costs about $11, which is comparable to -- or less than -- specialty GF loaves on the shelves at Whole Foods.
Availability; Sharon, and GF Sourdough Company, ship nationally. If you're Bostonian like myself, hop on out to Ashland -- a 12ish mile jaunt -- and pick some up yourself.