What ingredients do you use?
We use the highest quality gluten-free grains on the market from a local family-owned mill, Authentic Foods. They sustainably sources the best gluten-free grains and have been perfecting the milling process for many years. We are lucky to work with them on our own Custom and totally Unique flour blend. Since they are local, it allows us to pick up fresh milled flours greatly reducing our carbon footprint.
One of the main reasons our bread is so good is because of the care and attention to detail that goes into the milling process. Steve Rice, and his son Aaron, have been milling non-GMO gluten-free grains since 1993. Hands-down they have the finest ground flours we have ever had the privilege of using.
Why not organic? The simple answer is that our mill doesn’t currently have the warehouse space to offer organic versions of all their products. So, why do we working with this mill? Well, it's the best mill around and we're committed to quality first over certification. When Authentic Foods offers organic (meaning, buying more warehouse space to accommodate the organic certification process), then we will make the switch.
Here's a letter from the founder of Authentic Foods, Steve Rice:
"My name is Steven Rice and I am the President and Founder of Authentic Foods. I started Authentic Foods in 1993 when I heard about a group of people who had Celiac Disease and could not eat wheat or gluten. With a great deal of experience in the food industry and a background in biochemistry, I realized that I could develop baked goods that could help Celiacs get the proper nutrition in their diets with gluten-free baked goods that taste as close to, if not better than the same baked good with gluten...
Our goal is to make baking mixes that will keep you from wishing you could eat gluten again. We want you to be able to enjoy your baked goods like anyone else who is not on a gluten-free diet.
We love food just like you. We want to share our love for baked goods with you."
Is the bread vegan/corn free/nut free etc...?
All of our breads are free of the top 8 allergens (wheat/gluten, dairy, tree nuts, peanuts, soy, etc.). Our mill and kitchen go to great lengths to ensure there is no cross contamination of allergens. The bread will always be vegan and we will never use refined cane sugar. Instead, we use coconut milk, fresh coconut sugar and olive oil to enrich our brioche and cinnamon rolls.
How do I store my bread?
Our compostable bags are actually the perfect material to store and keep the breads fresh. Gently cut the top open and fold the bag over the bread to store. Our plant-based bags can breath sustaining the moisture level of the bread during shipping and storage. Once you receive your bread it should go right into your mouth... I mean fridge. Keeping the bread cool in the fridge or freezer will make it last!
Why does the bread seem hard or stale when I receive it?
Well, one of the ingredients we use, Tapioca starch, is very rigid when the bread is cool. We cool down the breads before packaging, so it might seem like the bread isn't fresh. However, we bake everything to order, so it's as fresh as possible. Once the bread is heated even slightly, it will soften right up. You can toast it, but you don’t have to toast it for long before it softens!
Bread Care Tips
Great bread is made without preservatives!
- If unsliced, keep the bread in a paper bag at room temperature. Once the bread is cut, place the sliced side down on a flat surface to retain moisture.
- For best results, we recommend immediately freezing any portion that will not be used within 3 days in our compostable bag (or plastic bag). Your bread will keep in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Slicing Your Bread
- We recommend a high quality serrated bread knife with a steady grip.
- Slice with a gentle, sawing motion.
CAUTION: Please do not attempt to slice frozen bread as it is easy to cut yourself if the knife slips.
Storing your bread in plastic will soften the crust. To recrisp, follow directions below.
- Freeze (up to 3 months) in our compostable bag (or a plastic bag) with the air squeezed out as much as possible.
- Thaw in the unopened bag at room temperature (bread will reabsorb the ice crystals).
- To warm and re-crisp, remove from the bag and place in a 350° oven for 10 minutes.
When will my bread arrive?
All of our breads are handmade, and we only bake-to-order to reduce waste and maintain the freshest breads. Please allow 3-5 days for baking and packing. We ship 2 day priority but be advised: all shipping companies are still experiencing delays universally so the bread may be in transit for longer than 2 days. Just remember to freeze your bread when you get it if its been longer that 3 days in the mail! In order to keep the bread as clean as possible, we only use one natural mold inhibitor (raisin juice concentrate) to extend freshness during shipping delays.
How do I edit my subscription?
Great question ~ We are working with our subscription development partner to automatically create an account for customers... but in the meantime you'll need to directly sign-up for an account here: https://superbloombakery.com/account/register. Once you sign-up/sign-in with the email use used to order, then you will be able to see all of your subscriptions, order history, etc. We wish this was more straightforward. 🙄
What are your sustainability practices?
Though the flours are not certified organic, they are sourced carefully from farms that integrate sustainable farming practices. We also use compostable cellophane bags and not plastic for our breads!