If there is one thing that I have really missed since switching to a gluten-free diet it is a tasty Australian hamburger with the lot. It's not like I ate them every day, week or month - but when the craving hits there is just nothing like the combination of bacon, beetroot, onions and sauce - magic.
I have to confess that last month I broke down and bought a hamburger at McDonalds Warilla. It was on a day filled with medical appointments and I just caved. I knew what the gluten in the bun would do to me but my restraint had just disappeared. I was riding past the sign for McDonalds when headed to the car park of Warilla Library when I found myself headed into McDonalds instead. Despite the fact I knew what previous visits had triggered (stomach cramps, bloating, irritable bowel, discomfort, brain fog etc) I just couldn't help myself. Sadly the hamburger was very disappointing and I was wishing that it had been a tasty hamburger with the lot.
As I look at the photo I took of the Hamburger with the Lot from Metzi's Tasty Takeaways it prompted me to make a challenge to all takeaway operators in the Illawarra and readers of this blog
MAKE YOUR OWN GLUTEN-FREE HAMBURGER!
I have found a number of recipes online and online stockists of gluten-free burger buns.
About.com - Gluten Free Burger Bun
Gluten Free bun featuring white rice flour, potato starch, tapioca starch and amaranth flour
Gluten Free Girl - Gluten-Free burger bun recipe
Includes almond and rice flour as well as a pre-bought flour mix
And for those that don't have the time, I can recommend SimplyWize Crusty Bread mix
Simply Wize Gluten-Free Crusty Bread
Open the box, make up the mixture and bake some of the tastiest crusty burger buns you can imagine.
Simply Wize has a growing range of gluten-free products to choose from. Ask your local supermarket, health food store or retailer to order some in today.
I have been fortunate to sample many of their products and look forward to trying them all.
Momentum Foods - Simply Wize
And after much searching I have found hamburger buns pre-made which could be frozen and kept on hand in home or at a cafe
SOL Gluten Free Hamburger Rolls - pack of 4
SOL Breads Gluten Free bread is famous for both taste and the added health benefits. Our gluten free bread is not only gluten free, but also free from yeast, dairy, soy, additives and emulsifiers.
"A great tasting gluten free loaf that Coeliac sufferers just can't stop talking about. Free of wheat and gluten but still providing an excellent source of Omega 3 without the use of animal fats and preservatives."
Only $5 for a pack of 4 rolls
Do you know of a takeaway or restaurant that offers gluten free hamburgers? Let us know!