Our house has been gluten free for about three years now (including my husband for almost two years! Yay!) and let me tell you, finding gluten free breads that have an enjoyabe taste and texture is really, really hard.
I stumbled upon these rolls at a local gluten free health store. I was looking for something different than the usual loaf of bread that would become dry and fall apart within two days of buying it. I don't care how good something tastes...if it HAS to be frozen and then HAS to be toasted it's a little too high maintenance for me.
Seeing these on the shelf, I grabbed the bag, shifted my eyes around like a guilty shop-lifter and sort of squeezed the rolls through the packaging when no one was looking.
If you're not familiar with gluten free baked goods you won't realize what a big deal this is. Let's just say that the closest I'd gotten to soft bread so far was a local gf bakery's french bread loaf who's crust made such a terrible creaking noise in my mouth as I chewed it I threw almost the whole thing away.
I decided to gamble and buy the rolls, which weren't cheap...I think either $4.99 or 6.99, I can't remember.
I took them home, opened the bag and proceded to cut one in half, add some butter and eat it.
Without heating it up, toasting it or otherwise doctoring it up beyond adding a little unsalted butter.
A M A Z I N G.
Soft, slightly chewy, delicious.
Now, I know the package says these are parbaked (which I just found out means the bread is baked to about 80% finished, cooled, packaged and then shipped) and are supposed to be finished in an oven at home, but I have yet to do that with these rolls. They don't need it.
Maybe one day I'll get a package and finish baking them to see what they're like.
But that'll have to be a day when there's no butter, no jam and no peanut butter in the house to entice me to serve (and eat) these babies immediately after bringing them home!
You can visit Schar's website to find out more. They have an online club I'm checking out and you can purchase their products online. I have also found them in the Seattle area at Fred Meyer, Albertsons, online on Amazon.com and of course in our local GF stores, which I prefer shopping at if our budget allows it.