Celiac disease is not a well-known thing. When my doctor told me I had it, I had to ask her what it was, then I had to go home and google it before I could tell my panicked family and boyfriend exactly what was wrong with me. Unless you know someone who has it, you probably don't know much about the diease. I had a waitress say to me upon telling her that I have a gluten allergy "you're allergic to GLUE?" It's kind of funny in hindsight, but at the time it was completely disheartening.
Once I figured out the ins and outs of all of that stuff (and no, there isn't gluten in ketchup), my thoughts turned to how can I make THAT (insert any food I was having a craving for here) without gluten??? And that is where my real experimentation in the kitchen began, and that is what I plan to share in this blog. I am not a chef, a professional cook, a dietician or an expert of any kind. Just a girl who loves food enough to find a way to have what she likes with all of the taste and texture and none of the gluten.
So the thing I have struggled with the most is probably the same thing most people struggle with - bread. Don't let the long lists of ingredients you cannot pronounce scare you. It kept me out of the kitchen for a long time. Finally, one day I just went out and bought all of these mysterious flours, starches and gums and started following some recipes. Then I did a bit of reading and learned a bit about them and how they work together, and that gave me the ability to play around a bit and make it better.
So here it is - my bread recipe