When we were selecting all of the yummy breads and buns for our summer burger and sandwich additions to our pairings page, I started thinking about all of our gluten intolerant friends. Aimee Eiguren, my lovely niece, has Celiac Disease, and always one to make lemonade from lemons; she has found GF options for all of the breads that we used. And she provided the links to all of her favorite bakeries.
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GF Bun and Bread Options by Aimee Eiguren:
If you want to bake your own, visit the website of Jeffrey Larsen, http://allergenfreebakersf.com/. He has blends for GF flours or look into the new The How Can It Be Gluten Free Cookbook: Revolutionary Techniques by The Editors at America’s Test Kitchen.
Options for Burger Buns and Sandwich Breads:
Canyon Bakehouse – https://canyonglutenfree.com/bread/bakery-products.html
The Essential Baking Company –http://essentialbaking.com/ebc_product_type/breads/gluten-free/
Mariposa Baking – http://www.mariposabaking.com/collections/breads Mariposa has a terrific online ordering system and their breads really are the best. They have also created the first/best GF croissant I’ve ever tasted!http://pickup.mariposabaking.com/products/croissant
Suggestions for your Burger and Sandwich Pairings:
Thai chicken burger on Brioche
Thomas Keller’s Cup-4-Cup GF flour is perfect for this brioche recipe: http://pickup.mariposabaking.com/products/croissant
Duck Burger and Black Bean Burgers on sesame buns:
These are terrific hamburger buns – moist, hold their shape (like a ‘real’ bun) and have a lovely texture and flavor –http://essentialbaking.com/ebc_product/gluten-free-original-hamburger-buns/
Beef burger chose a classic bun:
Canyon Bakehouse Classic Hamburger Buns are perfect for throwing on the grill and the perfect partner for a beef burger. They too hold their shape and are made with 100% whole grains.
Pork Picnic Roulade on soft baguette
The only fresh GF baguette that I’d recommend for these recipes is Mariposa’s fresh baguette that can be ordered online. They stay fresh for up to three days and freeze very well. It’s also gluten, dairy, egg, nut, soy free and vegan. http://www.mariposabaking.com/collections/breads/products/12-baguette
Fried Whitefish with red pepper on White Bun
Udi’s white bun would be perfect for a fried fish sandwich – holds it’s shape, good on the grill and good texture: http://udisglutenfree.com/products/classic-hamburger-buns/
Tomato Tartine on Rustic Bread
For this rustic Italian bread that’s GF, I’d recommend either Mariposa’s breadshttp://www.mariposabaking.com/collections/breads or Cristinas of Sun Valley – http://cristinasofsunvalley.com/breads/. She’s really the best GF bread maker. It can be rather costly to have her bake/ship her fresh breads, but it is truly worth it!
Crab salad on a Pretzel Roll
I recommend this GF pretzel roll recipe by renowned GF cookbook author, Beth Hillson using Glutino’s Gluten Free Pantry flour mix.http://www.foodista.com/blog/2013/08/28/wheatless-wednesdays-gluten-free-pretzel-buns