My good friend Elizabeth, at Thank God It's Gluten-Free! recently sent me some of her GF baking and bread mix to try. I was so impressed, I just had to tell you about it!
First, I tried it as a straight-up bread mix (a packet of yeast is included.) It was easy-peasy to mix up and pop in the trusty old Welbilt Breadmaker. A few hours later, I was rewarded with a nice warm loaf of GF bread. It was perfectly cooked and nice and dense, just like I like it (Holes are cool in jeans, but not in my bread!) There was none of the grittiness that you sometimes find in GF breads and the crust was just a little crispy. Through the week, I enjoyed the bread toasted with PB&J, plain with a smidge of butter (okay, maybe a little more than a smidge...), I even used the crumbs to coat pork chops. It behaved just like the non-GF bread you probably miss.
A few days later, feeling a bit more adventurous (and craving chocolate), I made Elizabeth's Double Chocolate Brownie Cookies (recipe below.) Wow, friends - you have got to try these! Yes, they taste like brownies, but less crumbly and cakey. They were super chocolatey, but not overwhelmingly rich. Even my own personal non-GF cookie monster (Emma) loved them. The recipe made about 3 dozen cookies, but you must keep in mind that I might have tasted the batter a little. (I know, I know - it's unhealthy! But I miss batter so much!) They were amazing warm, fresh from the oven; but also awesome at room temp. I was going to try to freeze some to see how they held up in the freezer, but...well, they seem to have disappeared.
Thank God It's Gluten-Free! baking and bread mix is great for anything for which you would use regular flour, like cakes, pies, cookies, pancakes, waffles, pizza and pie crust. Thank God It's Gluten-Free! bread mix is made and packaged in a dedicated, certified gluten-free and Kosher facility. It is free of dairy, egg, soy, wheat, tree nuts, peanuts, fish and shellfish. This flour blend contains all natural, non-GMO ingredients and has a 12 month shelf life.
T.G.I.G.F! Double Chocolate Brownie Cookies
1/2 c. sugar
1/4 c. brown sugar
6 T. unsalted butter, softened
1/2 t. vanilla extract-I use Spice Islands
1 1/2 oz. unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
1 lg. egg
1 1/2 c. T.G.I.G.F! Baking and Bread Mix
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 c. dark chocolate chips
...and now for the giveaway!
T.G.I.G.F! is offering you a chance to win two bags of its amazing gluten-free baking and bread mix (523 g/each), plus a cute angel cookie cutter, a handy zippered pie crust bag, a cool oven mitt and a sweet cupcake spatula. (ARV $45 )