Posted on | October 24, 2007 | No Comments
While visiting the Twin Cities area in my home state of Minnesota, I loaded up on goodies from a local shop called the Bittersweet Gluten Free Bakery. I was eager to try their Bittersweet Pancake/ Waffle mix, since I am a huge fan of pancakes, but have yet to find a gluten free pancake that I truly adore. My attempts at homemade gluten free pancakes were just awful thus far, soÂ I don’t even bother trying anymore. I got sick of the mushy rice taste and texture.
This mix arrived in a simplistic white glossy bag with marigold letters and is priced at $5.75. The mix makes about dozen smallish/ medium pancakes. And I’ll be honest, I was not impressed at first. To prepare the mix, add eggs, oil, water, brown sugar, and vanilla. I made the pancake mix exactly as stated on the package and the mixture was so thick and hard to work with- it was driving me crazy! Even after adding a few spoonfuls of water, I had to spread the mixture in the pan with the back of a spoon. I cooked the pancakes in a bit of butter on medium heat to crisp the edges.
The pancakesÂ cooked unevenly and appeared bumpy with mounds of pancake rising into little peaks and valleys.Â Surprisingly, the pancakes had a pleasant and unique texture; they were dense, but not pasty or grainy like other gluten free mixes. In fact, I would say this mix is the closestÂ thing to a “regular” pancake texture that I have found thus far. The flavor is surprisingly sweet and pairs really well with fresh fruit and whipped cream. I imagine if the mix was thinned out enough, it would make some pretty tasty crepes. I will be in Minnesota again for my sisters wedding in December and plan to try it out!
PROS:excellent flavor and texture- yummy!
CONS: difficult to spread in the pan- verrryyy thick! Appearance isn’t so great, you have to add quite a few ingredients yourself.
Rating: 4 stars
This mix may be purchased at various locations around the Twin Cities; however, you’ll get the best prices at their main location on Cliff Road in Eagan. Please check their website for more information.
Â They do not ship at this time, but maybe, just maybe, if you call them and beg they may make an exception.
Ingredients: white rice flour, potato starch flour, tapioca flour, baking powder, sea salt, psyllium powder, xanthan gum