I have a few things to tell you:
1. I was born and raised in San Francisco and am a self-proclaimed Sourdough bread SNOB.
2. Since going gluten-free, the one and, pretty much only, food that I have missed is a good slice of authentic San Francisco-style sourdough bread.
3. I cannot bake a good loaf of gluten-free sourdough bread to save my life… and it makes me really really mad.
So, based on the above facts, you should not take what I have to say below lightly at all. Now that I have disclosed my secret passion for GOOD sourdough bread, understand that I will only share with you a product that I 100% love.
Because of that, I have some really really good news for you.
I discovered an amazing little bread company out of San Francisco, called Bread SRSLY that has somehow managed to create the most wonderful gluten-free AND vegan sourdough bread. It reminds me of everything I used to love about sourdough bread… the perfect “sour”ness, the texture, the taste, the consistency, the smell, the smell, the smell.
It is incredible. Our family went through three loaves of it faster than we have every gone through any other bread in our house.
And not only are the loaves gluten-free, but all Bread SRSLY products are free of dairy, egg, soy, nut, potato, tapioca, and garbanzo.
Sadie Scheffer is the creator and baker behind these amazing loaves. Her bread company, Bread SRSLY, highlights a local farm and selects ingredients for the week’s offerings from their harvest. She is very passionate about supporting local farmers and loves the opportunity to explore new ingredients, which is something her customers love as well. Also, unlike the usual gluten-free bread that’s sold frozen or is very crumbly, Bread SRSLY products keep well and age well, and are sold extremely fresh.
My loaves arrived as if they were just baked. We kept them in the refrigerator, and just toasted up a slice whenever we got that sourdough craving…which ended up being multiple times a day while until we ran out.
According to their website:
“BREAD SRSLY bakes breads using whole grain, certified gluten free flours, local and organic produce, herbs and home-dried fruits in rambunctious varieties like kale sourdough, whole grain chai and apricot fennel. We source our ingredients from local, sustainable producers, and craft each one of our gluten-free goods with care.
Baked in small batches, all lovely loaves and muffins are also free of dairy, egg, nut, soy, chickpea, potato, tapioca, and, of course, wheat.
We rotate the menu each week, featuring 2 different loaves and one delectable muffin. Think Apple Rose, Coffee Cardamom, and Orange Bergamot.”
We tried the classic sourdough, but now I am about to place my order to try some of their more adventurous loaves.
The ingredients in their classic sourdough loaf are simply:
Organic white rice flour, organic millet flour, sorghum flour, arrowroot, sourdough starter (sorghum flour, water), xanthan gum, salt.
That’s it. No processed junk. No preservatives. Just simple gluten-free and vegan ingredients.
And in addition to being gluten-free, all Bread SRSLY products are free of dairy, egg, soy, nut, potato, tapioca, and garbanzo.
And because I was so excited about their bread, Sadie said I could offer my readers a special discount on their order.
Simply enter: COOKITALLERGYFREE for 10% off all orders through 4/1/14.
Trust me. If you have any love for sourdough bread at all, you MUST try this. I guarantee that you will not be sorry. I also guarantee you that you will fall in love with this bread.
And if you happen to live in the Bay Area, you can find her bread at a number of local markets listed here.
So go place your order and enter COOKITALLERGYFREE at checkout for 10% off your order through 4/1/14!
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