For a long time now I have suspected that I suffer from a wheat sensitivity. Whilst I love eating the different breads that Paul bakes at home I always pay the price afterwards. I have tried to reduce the amount that I eat but even two small slices of bread will have an effect – bloating, cramps, general discomfort and a strange desire to sleep!
I didn’t really start to eat bread until I retired and discovered the delights of long, leisurely lunches in the south west of France. Who could resist those wonderful French baguettes and cheeses?
A week or so ago I confessed to Paul that I could no longer continue to eat bread. He was crestfallen, even though I insisted he should continue to bake bread for himself. He immediately started to do some research and today he baked, especially for me, a ‘wheat free’ baguette. Made from a special blend of rice, tapioca and potato flour the recipe also included vinegar, egg white and olive oil. The result was excellent. It tasted slightly different and was marginally heavier but I found it a delicious substitute to our normal bread.
I am now nervously waiting to find out if I am going to suffer from today’s bread indulgence.