When I decided to completely pull wheat from Ella's diet I researched several cookbooks on gluten-free baking. Knowing that she was used to the glories of wheat flour and would be able to tell if I was trying to pass off cardboard as bread, I wanted to find a way to make the best possible oven treats as possible. The main reason that I decided to buy GF Baking Classics by Annalise G. Roberts, was because I had read a review that went on and on about her French-Italian Bread recipe. It wasn't long before this became my favorite GF baking cookbook. There are so many recipes that I could sing songs about in her book (pumpkin muffins! vanilla cake! gingersnaps!) But the French-Italian bread really does hold a special place in my heart. It is simple to make and NEVER disappoints. It is the only bread that I make that disappears faster than it took for me to make it. The texture of the bread, inside and out, is so close to a "regular" loaf that you would never know that it does not contain wheat. Get the book. Make the bread!