For E’s birthday dinner last Saturday night, his parents gave me a very nice gift in a bag of Katz Gluten-Free Sandwich Rolls. I was hesitant as these are a frozen product that had hung out for a bit in the fridge to defrost. We put one in the oven until I felt it might be warm enough (the oven was already on, i think it went into a 400° oven for 10 minutes or so, that might be more or less because I don’t remember at all). I put it on the table and spent the start of our meal touching, poking, and sniffing it. It smelled right. On the outside it felt like bread. But I wasn’t sure — so many GF products look good, but are terrible on the inside. Finally, before it cooled off two much, I broke it open and met my first surprise. It did not crumble into dust. I put a small piece tentatively in my mouth and chewed. Meet surprise number two: It tasted like a roll and the texture in my mouth was right. It took a good amount of self control not to shove the rest of the roll into my mouth and eat it all right then and there. I’m happy that I didn’t because of surprise number three: It has held up to hummus torture. The only downside is they are pretty small; I can’t fit a whole one in my mouth, but I do like my rolls on the larger side. I’ve saved the remaining three (four to a bag) to make my lunches and dinner to tide me over during class. If you are looking for a GF roll to serve … I do recommend these. They are available at my local kosher market, Pomegranate, and probably many other places including online.
Historical post reiteration: I still miss the original Iron Chef and I’ve yet to cure my dolsot pots. I’ve only made bibimbap once this winter.
Next week: Review of a new-to-me-gf-pasta I found at Pom tonight. Quick: YUM and YAY!