First I tried the sourdough, which is something I have missed. You simply add warm water to the flour mixture. The instructions are extremely detailed, which I appreciated. I used my Kitchen-Aid (one option) and it was super-easy. You place the dough on the provided pre-cut sheet of parchment, shaping it into a loaf with a wet spatula. You dust the outside with the provided rice flour, and then slide the entire loaf into the provided parchment baking bag.After baking for 85 minutes, it comes out like this.The crust was extremely hard, almost too crusty (I was afraid I had broken a tooth on the first bite!) but truly tasted like real bread, with excellent sourdough flavor. It makes a smallish loaf (they say it bakes into a 13 oz. loaf), which they say complements dinner for 4.You can see the quality of the texture inside. If using, plan on 3-4 hours before eating: 30-60 minutes for the suggested rise (can skip), 1.5 hours to bake, 2 hours to cool for best results. Here’s the Italian, delightfully crusty with a tender interior.
What I liked about this product:
Very clear and detailed instructions gave me total confidence as I was baking. Vegan. Made in a dedicated gluten-free facility. Excellent end result.
I wasn’t so keen on:
The $7.95 price tag (per loaf) puts it on the pricey side, but I might purchase it for a special dinner if I didn’t have time to make my own. The mixes contain xanthan gum, which some people are sensitive to.
Celiacs who are craving artisan bread. Anyone gluten-free and vegan.
Required FTC disclosure: I received the bread mixes from Luce’s. I was not paid to write this post.
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