Mixing it Up With Gluten-Free Bread Mixes

Gluten free bread

The warm wafting aroma of fresh bread baking is one of the most comforting scents in the world. Breadmaking can be an exacting and time-consuming process and gluten-free breadmaking is especially so because of the lack of the gluten protein to give the bread bind and elasticity. I have several times experienced opening my bread machine in anticipation, only to find a lump of dense undercooked gluten-free bread. While a bread machine with a gluten-free specific cycle makes the work of gluten-free breadmaking much easier, pre-bought gluten-free bread mixes make the task even less daunting. There is a huge selection of gluten-free bread mixes out there, so we’ve collected Continue reading “Mixing it Up With Gluten-Free Bread Mixes”

2012 Best of Gluten-Free Winners: Part 2, GF Baked Goods, Baking Mixes and Breakfast Products

We will be announcing winners on Twitter and Facebook everyday this week for Awards Week at 10 AM (PST), 1 PM, and 4 PM. Here are the 2nd round Gluten-Free product winners!

 

 Baked Goods (Continued)

Best Gluten-Free Muffins:

Udi’s

Best Gluten-Free Bread Mix:

Bob’s Red Mill

Best Gluten-Free Premade Baked Goods:

Katz Gluten-Free

 

Baking Mixes

Best Gluten-Free Cake Mixes:

Betty Crocker

Best Gluten-Free Brownie Mix:

Betty Crocker

 Best Gluten-Free Cookie Mix:

Betty Crocker

Best Gluten-Free Muffin Mix:

Gluten-Free Pantry

Best Gluten-Free Pie Crust Mix:

Gluten-Free Pantry Perfect Pie Crust Mix

Best Gluten-Free Cornbread Mix:

Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Cornbread Mix

Best Gluten-Free All-Purpose Baking Mix:

Bob’s Red Mill All-Purpose GF Baking Flour

Best Gluten-Free Pancake & Waffle Mix:

Pamela’s Products Baking & Pancake Mix

 

Breakfast

Best Gluten-Free Cereal for Kids:

Honey Nut Chex

Best Gluten-Free Cereal for Adults:

Cinnamon Chex

Best Gluten-Free Hot Cereal:

Bob’s Red Mill GF Mighty Tasty Hot Cereal

Best Gluten-Free Granola:

Udi’s

Best Gluten-Free Frozen Waffles:

Van’s All Natural

2012 Best of Gluten-Free Winners: Part 1, GF Bread & Other Goodies

 

The time has finally arrived to reveal the winners of another incredibly successful Best of Gluten-Free Awards!

A huge thank you goes out to everyone that participated in the survey; we were thrilled to see almost 10,000 votes (double the amount of last year’s votes)! When Awards Week is over, Triumph Dining will be unveiling a new website consisting of  information about the awards and this year’s winners!

We will be posting more category winners everyday, so stay tuned! Below are the first round of winners.

Bread

Best Gluten-Free Sandwich Bread:

Udi’s White Sandwich Bread Loaf

Best Gluten-Free Multigrain Bread:

Udi’s Whole Grain Bread Loaf

Best Gluten-Free Specialty Bread:

Udi’s Cinnamon Raisin

Best Gluten-Free Pasta:

Tinkyada Gluten-Free Rice Pasta

Best Gluten-Free Pizza Crust:

Udi’s

Best Gluten-Free Pizza Crust Mix:

Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Pizza Crust Mix

Best Gluten-Free Hamburger and/or Hot dog Buns:

Udi’s

Best Gluten-Free Bagels:

Udi’s

Best Gluten-Free English Muffins:

Glutino

Best Gluten-Free Tortillas:

Mission Foods Corn Tortillas

 

Cookies and Baked Goods

Best Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies:

Pamela’s Products Chunky Chocolate Chip Cookies

Best Gluten-Free Oatmeal or No Oatmeal Cookies:

Enjoy Life Foods No-Oats “Oatmeal” Cookies

Best Gluten-Free “Other” Cookies:

Pamela’s Products Shortbread Cookies

Best Gluten-Free Doughnuts:

Kinnikinnick

Best Gluten-Free Brownies:

French Meadow Bakery

Pamela’s Introduces Ready-made Gluten-free Desserts!

Photo courtesy of Pamela's Products
Photo courtesy of Pamela's Products

The great folks over at Pamela’s Products sent us some exciting news about new products they are now offering and about two shows they will be exhibiting at soon.  You might have seen rave reviews about gluten-free items from Pamela’s Products on this site before. Though many people love Pamela’s bread mixes, making my own regular gluten-free bread is of no interest to me. On the other hand,  making corn bread, great cakes and quick breads with Pamela’s mixes is a normal part of my routine these days.

Excerpt from press release –

Pamela’s Products, a national leader in the gluten-free foods arena, will exhibit at both the 35th Annual Winter Fancy Foods Show (Booth # 1557), January 17-19, 2009 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA, and, the Natural Products Expo West (Booth #2865) in Anaheim CA, March 12-14. Back from a number of appearances at East Coast events, Pamela’s Products will offer tastings of the ready-to-eat, gourmet gluten-free line of cheesecakes, chocolate fudge cake and coffee cake during show floor hours at both West Coast Shows. Met with widespread enthusiasm, Pamela’s Products ready-made cakes have been flying off shelves. The company anticipates even wider distribution this year.

Not really one for cheesecake (I know it’s odd since I’m a cheese addict!), that is something I’ve not missed at all since starting the gluten-free diet. For cheesecake lovers there are several flavors to choose from including New York Style, White Chocolate Raspberry, Zesty Lemon, Hazelnut, and Agave Sweetened NY Cheesecake. Now that is a nice assortment of cheesecakes!  Since the cheesecakes are sold in two sizes, I might have to try one of the mini cakes eventually. Just because I can, you know?

Courtesy of Pamela's Products
Photo courtesy of Pamela's Products

Picking up a ready-made gluten-free coffee cake sounds like pure bliss to me! I’m on a bit of a low carb regimen after overloading on gluten-free sweets during the holidays. When I start adding treats to my diet again, I might have to  pick one of the coffee cakes up at Return to Eden in Atlanta. That is the only store that sells these cakes in GA presently.

It’s so great when gluten-free food companies are part of regular food shows. It just proves what most of us already know. The days of eating cardboard type substances – masquerading as food – are long gone. OK – I never had to eat but a few such items and most of that took place in 2006. Back then I didn’t know that one cookie mix made cookies that tasted like dirt and another made great cookies. Learning what brands are worth spending money on is pretty difficult in the beginning on one’s gluten-free journey.

Even though I made the Betty Crocker gluten-free chocolate cake this week and it’s very good, the Pamela’s Chocolate Cake mix is by far the best one I’ve tried to date. You can read my full review of the Pamela’s mix here. Make the Pamela’s Chocolate Frosting for the cake and people will think you toiled for hours in the kitchen – no doubt! Hopefully some of our readers are in the areas where these two food shows are being held and are can attend an event. In my gluten eating days I always wanted to go to the Fancy Food Show. Now that I’m gluten-free, I want to go even more so!