The Ultimate Gluten Free Bread Book

Making Gluten-Free Bread

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I’ve been waiting for this gluten-free bread book to be released for quite some time. It is the ULTIMATE resource for those of us with gluten issues.

I read this book cover to cover before embarking on my first post.

I learned a few things–did you know chlorine in tap water kills yeast? Me either!

In her book, Gluten-Free on a Shoestring Bakes Bread, Nichol Hunn has offers many tips and tells what products and tools you’ll need to make bread that will remind you of what you used to eat*affiliate link

I started with the first bread recipe in the book, Lean Crusty White Sandwich Bread. I can’t give you the recipe, but I do encourage you to get the book if you need to eat gluten-free. It would also make a great present. 

 Shoesting bakes Glutenfree bread

Fresh From the Oven! Gluten Free Bread!

This is my finished loaf. It is crusty and has small air pockets –just like that ‘other’ bread that I can’t eat.

I think this cookbook should be called The Ultimate Gluten-Free Bread Book…next up on what to bake? Crescent Rolls! 

So what to you think? Does it look good enough to eat?


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Making Gluten-free Pretzel Buns

Pretzel buns, have you ever had them?

I had them once at a restaurant in Nashville, Tennessee. There is nothing like a soft dough pretzel hugging a burger. That experience was filed in my mind as a ‘never again’ after I learned I had to eat a gluten-free diet. Once in a while I’d pull out that memory like an old vacation photo. I missed the bun but it didn’t bother me since I couldn’t on a whim drive to Nashville and order it.

Then Wendy’s came out with their pretzel bun ads. Oh the pain, the sadness, the misery! I wanted one!

I made a comment on the Gluten Free on a Shoestring site and Nicole Hunn wrote back with a solution to my desire. She has a pretzel recipe in her cookbook Gluten-Free on a Shoestring: 125 Easy Recipes for Eating Well on the Cheap and one that is a bit different on her website.

I had to try it. I used the one in the book because it called for less ingredients and it makes less. Since I’m the only one on this diet in our house it made sense to try a smaller recipe.

I’ll post a link at the end of this post for the recipe on-line. Due to copyright restrictions I can’t post the recipe I used.

pretzel bun dough in clear mixing bowl

In Nichole’s new cookbook coming out in November she’s made some new discoveries on making bread. One of these was to add the dry ingredients last. It made a difference in how the dough came together.

three pretzel buns on a pan

Because this was a pretzel recipe and not a bun recipe this made 3 good size pretzel buns.

cheeseburger with pretzel bun


Slide a cheeseburger between this bun and enjoy. This bun doesn’t fall apart before you finish your meal.

*note mine aren’t as pretty and brown as the one on Eating Gluten Free on a Shoestring’s site. I think it’s because I didn’t know how to make a slurry to get it browned. Should have googled it!

10 Lessons from Gluten Free to Make Bread

Gluten-Free on a Shoestring Bakes Bread: (Biscuits, Bagels, Buns, and More)

Gluten Free Pretzel Bun Recipe

If you don’t have to eat gluten-free search recipes for pretzel buns or soft pretzels and make your own.

The benefit for me is having Pretzel Buns and not having to spend a lot of money–which I would have done if there were any out there to buy.