Thursday, December 07, 2006
Gluten Free and Dairy-Free Focaccia Bread Croutons
My wife has once again outdone herself!
Today's undertaking was GlutenFree and Dairy-Free Focaccia Bread, and subsequently some Croutons (shown above) made from that bread. The results, in my opinion, are remarkable. These are some darn fine croutons! Loaded with flavor to say the least... red onions, and all sorts of herbs. Fantastic!
The Focaccia bread itself was plenty fine too. It has been a LONG time since I had focaccia bread, and that is a bit of a problem for me since my memories of it are a bit faded. I think what she has created is rather like the real deal, but I'll be looking for others' feedback once they try the recipe. I was mixing up bruchetta and focaccia in my mind at first, which goes to tell you how long it has been. Needless to say, there have not been any memorable gluten-free focacia breads in my diet since going gluten free -- until now. That's one thing about Celiac Disease you have to watch out for... you avoid so much of what you used to eat, you start forgetting what the "real" thing tasted like. That is also why we enlist the help of our friends and neighbors (not gluten-free persons) in taste-testing, just to make sure we have a valid test-group.
I'll get the recipe up here as soon as she makes it available to me. This one is a winner in my opinion!