Bread and Butter (well almost)

Bread and butter is considered one of the basic staples.  As a child it was somewhat taken for granted and was always available.

On my Uncles farm when the family were together in the summer evenings we would feast on “door steps” a very thick hand cut slice of bread loaded with a sizeable layer of fresh dairy butter.

Of course those are very fond memories however bread and butter has taken a new twist over the last six months.  Having skim read the book Eat right for your type and performed a home blood test to determine my blood type I had concluded that Wheat and Gluten were to be avoided.  This was later further confirmed by a food intolerance test which also showed that I was not tolerant of yeast either.

I had already spent time getting Gluten & Wheat free bread and then discovered that I had to go yet further and also remove the yeast.  So I went back to the bread board as it were.

Having looked in supermarkets from Co-Op to Asda, Sainsburys to Waitrose I found it incredibly difficult, the bread on offer that was yeast free had gluten and the bread that was gluten free had yeast.  I was even fooled into the Pitta bread area for a while thinking that as yeast was not listed as an ingredient that it was not there, this is not necessarily true.

I therefore took my search to that wonderful resource, the Internet.  After sifting through the appropriate sites I was able to find a suitable company that specialise in exactly what I wanted.  Good tasty bread that is baked to order naturally free of gluten and with a natural leaven free of yeast.  I was understandably skeptical and therefore ordered the small sample packs along with a loaf of the only bread quoted as “Beneficial” in Eat right for your type which is Essene Bread (made with grain that has sprouted and begun to grow).  I carefully sampled the assorted breads that were on offer along with the Essene bread and quickly identified that my next order would be Buckwheat and Linseed breads.

Having now settled into the idea and hopefully becoming a regular customer of Artisan Bread in Whitstable I have settled on Linseed as my bread of choice.  This is quite tasty and although not recommended for toasting I have enjoyed warming it in the toaster and applying some tasty Pure Soya spread as my diet is also Dairy Free.  My orders are in for Christmas at my parents and I have been so pleased with the service offered by Artisan that I felt it only best to share whilst enjoying a slice from my latest delivery.


About Onyxfishy

I am a thirty three year old guy learning his way through life. In early 2010 I met a special person that changed my view on life. I have subsequently been learning a new way to live aside from the hustle and bustle of making a living. My journey has been going well and so I am choosing to share some of my thoughts and experiences.

Posted on 6 December, 2011, in Books, Food and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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