After a pretty good day at work, I fought the Krispy Kreme traffic to pick up the CSA box. Its been a few weeks since the brand new KK opened up after being levelled by April 27th tornadoes. We take our fried sugary pastry seriously down here. That could explain the growing obesity rates for Alabama. On opening day of Krispy Kreme, cops had to be called in to control the traffic. People had to park all through the 2 acre lot of scraped off landscape that once held homes for UA student housing. With the sun setting behind the lot of cars waiting for a donut, I couldn’t help but get a little emotional. The area still bears deep scars from that day but just like the hearts of the people, progress is slow but it’s progress.
Wednesday 26th of September 2012
I highly recommend Udi's if you want good GF bread. It is the only kind I will eat. Everything else I have tried is a crumbly mess (haven't tried Glutino, though, to be fair). You can get it at Trader Joe's and where I am it is in the freezer aisle in the regular grocery. I am sure you can get it at WF, but I don't know which section. Another good option is the brand Against the Grain (to my knowledge they don't have loaves of bread, though). I love their GF frozen pizzas - they use cheese in the bread and that is what helps keep it adhered together but not hard and crumbly. And there are some good options for doing your own baking - either Serious Eats or the Kitchn (can't remember which) has a GF Tuesdays feature that is quite good. GF pizza dough is very do-able, too! Good luck! I am very much enjoying following you on your GF journey!
Tuesday 2nd of October 2012
Thank you so much! I wish I had a Trader Joes close by :( We do have a Whole Foods and I've seen it there. I've also noticed the Against the Grain pizza but wasn't sure if it was good or even edible. I'll definitely try it now that you recommend it. We have a smaller health food store like a mini-WF. I'll check to see if they have that pizza. That is one thing I do miss more than plain bread.