About our Breads
When you choose from our large selection of gluten-free breads you will actually taste a variety of textures and flavours. We don't just use one master blend of flours; each bread has a unique mixture of ingredients!
You'll notice our breads are sold unsliced - we do not use a bread slicer for several reasons. We are aware of many other allergens that concern our customers, so, to avoid cross contact of ingredients between the breads, we leave them whole. The texture of some of our breads can be fairly sticky on the first day, which doesn't work well with the blades of a commercial slicer. We do not use preservatives or dough conditioners in our breads, so they will dry out more quickly if sliced right away. We recommend slicing as you go for the first few days, and then slicing the remainder of the loaf to freeze.
Sometime you may get a loaf of bread with holes. We make an artisanal product without the aid of dough conditioners to smooth the dough or proofers to keep a consistent proofing temperature. Several factors that could affect the dough are mixing times, fluctuations in room temperature depending on outside weather, water temperature needed for proper proofing time, and how long the dough is left to proof.
All of our breads do freeze well, and we recommend freezing the bread 2 days after purchase (or sooner) to better preserve the texture/taste. We recommend slicing your bread before freezing, making it easier to remove only what you need at a time. If you have purchased one of our frozen unsliced breads you can still thaw, slice, and refreeze the bread.
If you place pieces of paper/parchment between slices before freezing, the slices will come apart more easily when frozen. After freezing, bread texture is improved by toasting. It is not necessary to thaw slices before toasting. Alternatively, you can microwave frozen slices to thaw instead, for more of a 'fresh baked' taste. We do not recommend freezing bread over 2 months, depending on how you store it.
If available, you can purchase day-old bread for a discount!
If you don't see the bread you want, ask if we have any discounted frozen bread. Yes, you can thaw bread, slice it, and re-freeze again if you like. The texture will only be slightly drier than if it had been sliced before freezing.
Are you buying bread for communion at church? Register your church with us, and we'll offer a 30% discount on breads you order on Fridays or Saturdays to use for your communion services. We recommend our Focaccia, Vega or Spring breads for this.