Thursday, June 26, 2014

Rudi's Gluten Free Ciabatta Rolls

I first learned about Rudi's Gluten-Free Bakery Ciabatta Rolls at the Gluten-Free Living Conference in April.  Samples of the new product were not available, but I started  looking for them in various stores I shop at in Orlando.  

I was so excited to finally find Rudi's ciabatta rolls in the freezer section at The Fresh Market in Winter Springs on Monday.  Yesterday, I purchased a second bag at The Fresh Market on North Mills Avenue in Orlando.  

Rudi's ciabatta rolls are gluten free, dairy free, nut free, and non-GMO.  As far as allergens go, they contain egg, and are baked in a facility that also uses soy, coconut, and almonds.  

Ingredients list: water, potato starch, tapioca starch, rice flour, rice starch, evaporated cane juice (cane sugar), egg white, yeast, sea salt, xanthan gum, olive oil, sodium bicarbonate, garlic powder, natural enzymes.  

Heating instructions:  Preheat oven to 400 degrees, arrange frozen rolls on a baking sheet, and bake for 8 to 10 minutes.  

For lunch today, I brushed my ciabatta rolls with extra virgin olive oil and baked them for 7 minutes.  

As far as gluten free bread from the freezer goes, Rudi's ciabatta rolls now top my list.  The taste and texture reminded me of the gluten-filled brown and serve rolls I used to eat pre-Celiac, when we lived in Pittsburgh.  I ended up eating three of them for lunch.  Thankfully, they are only 70 calories each, though I will admit I enjoyed them with some butter....ok, a lot of butter.  :-)

Even my gluten-eating daughters thought they were great.  I am definitely looking forward to trying the gluten free rosemary olive oil ciabatta rolls Rudi's makes.  The Fresh Market stores I purchased my rolls at only sold the plain ciabatta rolls.

June 29, 2014 Update

For lunch yesterday, we served egg salad with Rudi's gluten free ciabatta rolls.  I could eat this meal a couple of times a week, it's so good.  

My daughters and husband love egg salad.  I had never even tried it until a couple of weeks ago, because I have an aversion to mayo and mustard.  My family was raving about it so much, I finally gave in and tried it.  Wow, I had no idea egg salad could be so delicious!  My husband makes a really incredible egg salad, a recipe he learned from my uncle.

He hard boils 10 large or extra-large eggs, lets them sit in cold water for a couple of minutes, peels them, then chops the 10 egg whites and 5 of the egg yolks in a large bowl.  I added two pinches of kosher salt, and my husband estimates he adds 2 or 3 tablespoons of Hellmann's Real Mayonnaise.  Give it a gentle stir, then serve with gluten free bread.  My family likes it with a little bit of mustard, but I always ask my husband to leave it out if I am going to eat the egg salad.

You can view Rudi's product locator here.

Have you tried Rudi's amazing new ciabatta rolls?  Where did you purchase them?


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