We’ve been experimenting with gluten-free breads and rolls for a few months now. We’ve tried buying them frozen at the local supermarket, fresh at Whole Foods Market or Trader Joe’s, in box mixes or making them from scratch – somehow they just never seem to taste quite good enough. Most of the products are crumbly and dry – which makes it difficult to use them for sandwiches. Gluten adds so much to the texture of breads and rolls, it’s hard to find a satisfactory substitute.
Just last week, I finally discovered a gluten-free roll that will hold up to making a deli sandwich, plus it tastes good. My husband rates it an A+! It’s made by a European company called Schär. (http://www.schar.com/us/)
The company has been around since 1922, but launched its first gluten-free line of products in 1981. Although its headquarters are in Italy, it began expanding into the United States in 2007, and then opened it first US production facility in 2011. They have an online store on their website, or you can order some of their products through Amazon. My local grocery store stocks the “Classic White Rolls”, but I know I’ll be ordering more of their products soon to taste-test them. I’m especially interested in their Ladyfingers – we have a great recipe for Tiramisu. What better place to find gluten-free Ladyfingers than from an Italian company… I’ll keep you posted!