“ Brand: Dietary Specials / Type: Bread „
I had a really tough time finding gluten free bread that didn't make me feel ill as most of them contain guar gum, tapioca starch or potato flour that can cause stomach ache and sickness. Fortunately, the DS Ciabatta Rolls, Lunch Rolls and Baguettes don't have these ingredients which makes them the only bread I can eat, though I do find the Ciabatta slightly easier to digest than the Lunch Rolls or Baguettes. The only down side is that they contain soya and linseed which doesn't agree with everyone.
I asked my dad to get me some ciabatta rolls the last time he went to Asda and I knew he wouldn't know what he was looking for but I was impressed when he came home with the right thing. Nearly anyway because instead of getting normal ciabattas he got a pack of 4 part baked ones made by Dietary Specials.
They're made for people with wheat and gluten allergies and are free from these ingredients, after you've cooked them in the oven they taste yummy but are a bit different to the normal ciabattas that have got everything in them.
They don't go very brown in the oven but they do get a nice golden colour on the top and look yummy when you take them out. They cut like proper ciabattas and break a bit along the sides as you cut them, these have got a perfect texture too with a hard crust and chewy doughy inside.
The taste is a bit different like I said, these don't taste as rich as other ciabattas I've had from the supermarket. They're a good size and I think they are better filled with some meaty filling like fresh beef and horseradish sauce because they've got a bit of a dry taste if you eat them on their own.
The main flavour in these is dough and the bread is a bit salty, that's to give it the ciabatta taste but I think the taste is a bit TOO salty for me and I felt a bit thirsty after eating it. You can't taste the salt exactly but you know when you can tell yourself that there's a lot of salt in something.
I used one to soak up some of the sauce from a bolognese I had last night and it was delish like that with a bit of proper butter on it. The thing is that these have got more of an English taste but with a ciabatta texture, I like that about them because I think it makes them a bit more versatile but I still prefer the ones I've had that HAVE GOT gluten and wheat in them!
Recommended..... but don't trust your dad to go to the shop for anything more exciting than corned beef or cheese!!!