Happy Campers Baking, headed by Jan and Lacy, specializes in gluten-free bread. They can be found at several of the Portland farmers' markets, and Happy Campers will also ship their bread to you via USPS!
|All three loaves|
The loaves were conveniently cut in half, so I was able to take two different halves (the Party Hardy and the Garlic Rosemary) home and try right away. I cut two large slices (one from each half-loaf) and toasted them.
|Party Hardy (half-loaf)|
|Party Hardy (cross-section)|
|Kiss Me Garlic Rosemary (half-loaf)|
|Kiss Me Garlic Rosemary (cross-section)|
Each loaf has its strengths. I liked the Party Hardy for the whole seeds that are scattered throughout the bread's interior (sunflower seeds, flaxseeds, and pumpkin seeds). Just that extra nutty texture enhances the eating experience tenfold.
I personally enjoyed the rosemary garlic bread a bit more. That herbaceous flavor and smell just massages every sense imaginable. Heck, even my bag now smells like rosemary and garlic. Perhaps I shoulda left it in the car for a few minutes as well.
I would possibly like to see a sweet or a dessert-like gluten-free bread in the future. Perhaps one with cinnamon or dried fruit. Maybe it's even possible to do a gluten-free Hawaiian sweet bread or sweet roll recipe. Since there is a strong Hawaii contingent in the Northwest, it could be an idea to capitalize on.
For now, it's an excellent start. I look forward to trying any new gluten-free bread creations that roll out of Happy Campers Baking! And visit their website for more information!