NJ Food Artisans: Luce’s Gluten-Free Artisan Bread
Going gluten-free just got a little easier with Luce’s Gluten-Free Artisan Bread, a brand based in Berkeley Heights, NJ (Union County in North Jersey), that provides all the essentials to making a variety of allergen-free loaves in the comfort of one’s own home.
Diagnosed with celiac disease in 2002, the company’s founder Charles Luce did not see giving up bread as an option. Instead, he dedicated himself to creating recipes with allergen-free grains so that he could still enjoy his favorite doughy dishes without any dangerous consequences. Luce’s secret to creating what he calls “great gluten-free bread” is that he does not strive to mimic the taste of a traditional loaf. By bringing out the best flavors of gluten-free grains, he creates a product that “everyone can enjoy…whether they have special dietary needs or not”.
Luce serves up four original bread mix flavors, including New Italian, Bold Buckwheat, Classic Sourdough and OMG Flatbread. Each mix is part of a complete baking kit that comes with a baking bag, a parchment support sheet, and dusting flour. In addition to gluten, Luce also omits allergens such as dairy, egg, oils and soy.
We know what you might be thinking. How can bread that excludes the aforementioned ingredients possibly be anything but dry, crumbly and stale? This is where the rest of Luce’s baking kit steps in. After adding warm water to the bread mix, the dough is shaped into the included support sheet and then placed in the baking bag, which controls humidity and keeps the bread moist.
With one of Luce’s packaged flour blends and about ninety minutes of your time, you’ll be left with a 13-ounce loaf that will stay fresh for up to four days.
So if you’d rather skip the trip to your local health food store, pick up Luce’s Gluten-Free Artisan Bread Mix from their website and bake fresh, gluten-free bread in the comfort of your own home.
Luce’s Gluten-Free Artisan Bread Berkeley Heights, NJ Website