Seriously. The reason bread is made from wheat in the first place is because it works. This rice-bread stuff is not going to fool me one bit. Let alone my dear son Owen, who can be finicky at the best of times.
We are launching into the wild and crazy world of a Gluten-Free Casein-Free diet for Owen. This has been long thought out and I am in no illusion that it will cure his autism but there are other health issues we are hoping this will help. We are working with a naturopath and with any luck, all of our health and well-being will be improved, if it doesn’t kill us first.
Yesterday I attempted to make my own rice bread in the bread maker from a mix. I am trying not to be put off by the note on the package that the dough will look a little like toothpaste and that it looks a little gray. I mean, really. What normal food is supposed to be gray in colour anyway?! To my great surprise, it smelled, well, like bread baking. Awesome! … Then I looked. There is a brick in my bread maker. Yum. Slicing reveals an undercooked, bland and dense bread-like product. Well, it’s not dry, and it’s a start. It is also definitely not edible. Owen gets wheat bread for breakfast this morning and I go back to the drawing board. What shall my experiment be today?
I’m willing to try anything once and am open to suggestion. If you have any great links or recipes, do send them!