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gluten-free bialys

There is one gluten-free baking bible out there: Against the Grain. Youll never have to shell out eight bucks for a terrible loaf of frozen bread ever again. Bid farewell to the rubbery, flavorless, additive-filled gluten-free goods of yesteryear and embrace your diet with delicious, wholesome, home-baked favorites. These bialys are a labor of love worth taking on. Just look at them. 

The bialy, a beloved round bread that is great for breakfast or pretty much anytime you want a doughy, oniony snack, is holding onto its prized position in the canon of Jewish baked goods with all of its might. In 2012, Lauren Bloomberg wrote about the onion-stuffed “not-a-bagel” for us, voicing our shared concern about its slow slide towards extinction.  Thankfully, the bialy is still occuping its place in our hearts and in at least a few New York bakeries: Bialys can be found at Zabar’s on the Upper West Side, at Kossar’s on the Lower East Side, and among the offerings of a few smaller bakeries, such as Hot Bread Kitchen, which you can find at greenmarkets around New York. Finally, we have a gluten-free recipe for this delicious bagel alternative. Hold onto hope that the bialy sticks around, and bake these to enjoy at home and keep the tradition alive!

Reprinted with permission from Against the Grain