April 8, 2010

Gluten-free and easy (Four Girl, 4/07/10)

King Arthur has taken its time developing a new line of GF baking mixes, to good effect. I don't need to bake GF, so I compared the quality with that of regular boxed mixes I use from time to time.

Of the seven mixes -- Bread, Pizza Crust, Cookie, Brownie, Chocolate Cake, Muffin and Pancake -- I tried two. My favorite was the brownie. (No surprise there.) The mix makes some of the best brownies I've had from a box, GF or otherwise. They were chewy and deeply chocolaty. I'm not usually an edge-girl, preferring the tenderness of center-cut brownies. Yet I found that with this mix, the edge pieces were equally enticing. [...]

Another advantage to the King Arthur line is customization. These mixes are not just a multi-purpose GF flour (which is a separate King Arthur product). Pizza, pancakes and bread mixes contain xantham gum for stability and structure. Cookies and brownies don't need it, so those mixes don't have it.

The line is certified kosher and produced in an allergen-free facility; available at supermarkets ($5.95 to $6.95) and through www.kingarthurflour.com.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 8, 2010 6:37 AM
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