I have said this a hundred times, but we try tons and tons of GF products and will only give thumbs up to products we truly love! Knowing the all too powerful influence of the web, I really hesitate to give negative reviews. First, these really are just my opinions here people. And second, products can change and improve but a few lines written in cyber world has everlasting staying power. Occasionally, if there is something that is just really awful, I will give it a thumbs down, but for the most part we try to stay positive.
That being said, it is extremely easy for us to give a gluten free shout out to Gluten Free Pantry and to offer this great giveaway.
In 1993, Beth Hillson, a professional chef who herself has celiac disease, struggled to find quality gluten-free baked products. To answer this need, she created Gluten-Free Pantry. In 2005, Gluten-Free Pantry was purchased by the Glutino Food Group, and today continues to make life easier and tastier for those living a gluten-free lifestyle. From breads, cookies, brownies and cakes, to muffins, pizza dough, pancakes and more, Gluten-Free Pantry offers one of the most comprehensive product lines available for gluten-free baking.
If you are looking for Gluten-Free Pantry on the grocery shelves, it has a new look, but the products inside remain the same.
I do not think we have had one bad loaf with this bread.
We also likes it because it makes a tall loaf of bread that is great for the Gluten Free Teens favorite breakfast - we call it Egg in the Middle.
RECIPE FOR EGG IN THE MIDDLE
It is really simple to make, just take a slice of Gluten Free Pantry Favorite Sandwich Mix bread, butter both sides, and cut a circle out of the center. We use a biscuit cutter but you could try the top of a glass.
Melt some Earth Balance, butter or Olive Oil in your frying pan, add the bread, break open an egg and add it to the cut out circle.
Salt and pepper to taste.
As soon as the egg gets hard, flip over to fry the other side. If you are being really indulgent you can add some shredded cheese on top of the egg at this point.
We will make the French Bread and Pizza Mix as well, but we really like the mix in this recipe for cut out cookies. These are great at Christmas, but we have made them at Valentines Day and Easter as well.
1 ½ sticks (10 ounces) unsalted butter (or Earth Balance for CF) at room temperature
1 cup sugar
Pinch of salt
4 large egg yolks at room temperature
1 t grated lemon zest or lemon juice
1 t vanilla
3 cups Gluten Free Pantry French Bread & Pizza Flour Mix
In your electric mixer, beat butter, sugar and salt until creamy (for 5 minutes).
Beat in egg yolks, lemon and vanilla.
On slow speed, beat in the flour one cup at a time until just combined (careful not to over mix).
Divide dough into three equal parts, flatten into disc, wrap separately in wax paper and refrigerate until firm, at least 30 minutes.
When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Flour the work surface and your rolling pin with tapioca flour and roll out one disk at a time to 1/8 inch thickness. The dough will break up a little bit on the first roll, but then becomes very easy to work with. On the other end, the dough will be hard to work with after it warms up too much, so keep extras in the refrigerator until you are ready to use.
Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters.
With a metal spatula, transfer to a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
Depending on the size, makes around 40 cookies.
Bake 10 – 12 minutes, until lightly golden. Cool on parchment.
Gluten Free Frosting:
1 pound box of powdered sugar
¼ cup milk (or almond milk for CF)
1 t vanilla
1 stick butter (or Earth Balance for CF)
Beat with an electric mixer until creamy, scraping the bowl often.
Separate into individual cups and add desired food colors.
NOW TO THE GIVEAWAY
To celebrate their new look, Gluten Free Pantry has most generously offered to send five boxes of some of their favorite mixes to three lucky readers. Email me with your name and address by February 21st to be entered in the drawing. I will only send the names and addresses of the three winners to Gluten Free Pantry. All others will be deleted. So do not delay! Enter now.
One entry per reader please! The types of mixes and shipping methods are at the complete discretion of the generous folks at Gluten Free Pantry.