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Mastering Gluten-Free Sourdough and Beyond
I've been blogging since November 2021, and let me tell you, it has been an adventure! When I first started, my goal was to share all the recipes that my family loves. However, as time went on, I found myself drawn to a more focused path of gluten-free recipes. You see, my husband can only eat gluten-free, and that became a driving force behind my baking passion. Trust me when I say that the amount of food I had on hand after each recipe test was a bit overwhelming, and if it hadn't been gluten-free, I would have been swimming in a sea of leftovers!
Prior to meeting my husband, the gluten-free world seemed like an entirely different planet to me. However, when I saw the crumbly and dry bread he ate with a resemblance more of a brick than a fluffy loaf, It then became my personal mission to create gluten-free bread that not only looked and felt like the real deal, but also tasted just as amazing.
Through numerous trials and errors, I discovered a few game-changing factors that took our gluten-free bread to a whole new level. One of them was the use of psyllium husk as a binder, and the other one was the selection of flours. This baking journey eventually led to the birth of my gluten-free basic sandwich loaf, and it filled me with an immense sense of joy and accomplishment.
However, my adventurous nature couldn't be satisfied just yet. Before diving into the world of gluten-free sourdough, I had made quite a few loaves of traditional sourdough bread. So, naturally, my new challenge became creating a great gluten-free sourdough recipe that would be easy to follow, use accessible ingredients, and surpass expectations in terms of flavor and texture.
And let me tell you, it hasn't been a walk in the park! I can still vividly recall my very first attempt at gluten-free sourdough, which could have doubled as a doorstop it was so rock-hard and tiny. But hey, I've come a long way since then! Now, I bake gluten-free sourdough on a daily basis, constantly exploring different methods and ingredients to enhance the quality of my bread.
But bread is just the tip of the gluten-free sourdough iceberg. I've also had the pleasure of creating a number of delicious recipes using gluten-free sourdough starter, including bagels, flatbreads, cinnamon rolls, pretzels, cookies, and countless other creations that you can discover on my blog.
While gluten-free breads of all kinds hold a special place in my heart, I also find joy in crafting other gluten-free recipes such as macarons, soups, pastas, and various condiments. The world of gluten-free cooking offers endless possibilities, and I'm here to explore and share them with you.
So, welcome to my blog, where you'll find a mix of passion, expertise, and mouthwatering gluten-free recipes that I've meticulously tested throughout this incredible culinary journey!
A few fun facts about me
- My first job was at McDonald's!
- I have been to at least 13 countries and the tastiest food I've ever had was in Serbia!
- During a pivotal phase of my life, I took some time for self-reflection and reevaluating the direction of my life. To do that, I made a bold decision to move to one of the smallest villages in Hungary which housed one of the country's largest Christian conference centers. I worked in the coffee shop there and had the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of making various types of coffee and fast food in a professional setting!
- All of my gluten-free endeavors started after I met my husband who has a strong gluten intolerance.
One of my absolute favorite recipes is my gluten-free sourdough flatbreads. I couldn't find even one recipe on the internet that would combine psyllium husk and sourdough to make a flatbread recipe, so I made one myself!
I myself am not gluten intolerant, thus I can compare regular bread and gluten-free bread on my journey of striving to bring them closer together in terms of flavor and texture.
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