Last week, I decided to experiment with a ready-made gluten free bread mix to compare the results versus my homemade bread. I avoid purchasing loaves of gluten free bread at the grocery store for two reasons – they are very expensive (around $7 for a small loaf) and they do not taste good at all. The Duinkerken bread mix (http://www.duinkerkenfoods.com/) was less expensive (around $4.50) and looked easy to make. The only additional ingredients required were quick rising yeast, water, two eggs, sugar and canola oil.
This weekend, while Emily was napping, I made the Duinkerken bread. The results? The bread rose well and smelled great. However, upon tasting the bread, it tasted spongy and made me really thirsty. A lot of gluten free bread tends to be quite dry, but this bread was way too moist. This spongy texture was not ideal for sandwiches. It tasted slightly better when toasted.
The final verdict? The Duinkerken Bread is a good option if you cut it in slices, freeze it and toast it as needed. It is a much better alternative than the gluten free loaves sold in stores. However, if you have the time and patience, it definitely pays off to make your own bread (see my bread recipe – https://katieskitchen1.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=478&action=edit).