My husband and I were watching a TV show, where the main characters went to Subway. I saw the sandwiches and started drooling. I imagined the soft, chewy bread with sliced turkey and crunchy fresh vegetables. Right then and there I had to make a Subway-like sandwich. Luckily, I had this Sun Flour Mills mix in my pantry.
Sun Flour Mills is a small Idaho-based company that prides itself in the inclusion of up to 75% whole grains in their mixes. This mixes retails for $6.99, but I occasionally find it on sale at Harmons grocery store for $4.99
With this gluten free mix, you can make one loaf of sandwich bread, or 12 individual rolls. I decided to make the rolls. I combined the mix with two eggs, 1/4 c oil, 1 T oil, 1 2/3 c warm water and included yeast. After mixing, I evenly distributed the dough into 12 pieces, and put them in a cupcake pan. After letting the rolls rise I baked them for 20 minutes in a 350 degree oven.
The rolls raised a bit more in the oven and browned slightly. When I pressed the roll it sprung back lightly. The rolls stay together very well when cutting, and with minimal crumbling. They were soft and remained soft for days. These gluten free rolls had a strong yeast flavor to them, which is overwhelming at first, but after a few hours the taste decreases and is less noticeable.
I tried to recreate my Subway sandwich, and I have to admit, it wasn’t the same. The bread was dense enough to hold the deli meat and veggies, and the texture was great, but I guess you can’t recreate restaurant food. This is a close second though.
Rating: 5 stars
Pros: soft, can be a loaf or rolls, no aftertaste
Cons: strong yeast flavor
Ingredients: brown rice flour, corn starch, white rice flour, sorghum, tapioca starch, sugar, salt, xanthan gum, yeast
Nutritional Snapshot: 11o calories, 0g fat, 29g carbohydrates, 2g sugar, 2g protein
Want to try this gluten free bread mix for yourself?
Visit the Sun Flour Mills website for their retail locations in the northwestern and western U.S.
Online purchases can be made via shopthenorthwest.com, a site that supports local farmers and small businesses.