4 breads that will make you rethink your decision to go gluten-free
Known for the Kitchen Garden and Suzette-The Creperie, the two founders-Jeremie Sabbagh and Antonia Achache and their partner Pierre Labail recently opened the Suzette Bakery in Bandra, Mumbai. This outlet, like its counterparts, has a modern, Parisian vibe, a collection of handmade artisanal bread and desserts and a range of teas and coffees. Now, we know there’s a global obsession with going gluten-free, but unless you have celiac’s disease (where gluten damaged the small intestine), there is absolutely no reason to give it up. If that’s not enough, read on to know our take on four breads that we tried recently, at the Suzette Bakery (aka bread heaven) that convinced us that going gluten-free is not an option.
Whole Wheat Multigrain Bread
What’s in it: Whole wheat, sunflower, flax and sesame seeds
Why is it good: Wheat is rich in fibre (it’ll fill you up) and iron (prevents headaches)
Have it with: Try the Suzette smoked salmon, cream cheese, capers and dill sandwich or the avocado one that’s topped with cream cheese and pickled red onions
Crusty or soft: A crispy exterior and dense, soft centre
Light Brioche Buns
What’s in it: Flour, butter, eggs
Why is it good: If you’re looking for something to add to your Sunday binge, load up on this carb-laden bread. Or, add it to your post workout meal occasionally. Thank us later.
Have it with: We recommends having it as it is
Crusty or soft: A real softy, inside out
Kitchen Garden Signature Rye Sourdough
What’s in it: Rye, emmer wheat
Why: Rye and emmer both have a low glycaemic index, which means they release sugar slowly and keep you feeling full for longer. Plus, sourdough is bursting with good-for-your-gut bacteria (like the ones found in yoghurt).
Have it with Butter and/or olive oil
Crusty or soft: A crusty exterior that gives way to a fresh, soft interior
Rye & Walnuts Sourdough
What’s in it: Rye, emmer wheat and walnuts
Why is it good: A variation of the signature sourdough, this one has walnuts that are packed with immunity system boosting nutrients
Have it with: Slather on butter or layer on some brie, roquett and roasted tomatoes
Crusty or soft: A crunchy outside and a sweet and sour inside
And, if you’re absolutely certain about going gluten-free, try the Suzette Keto Seeds & Nuts Loaf. It’s made using only seeds (like pumpkin and sunflower) and psyllium husk, all locally sourced