Posted on | September 24, 2008 | 4 Comments
What a great idea! Joan’s GF Great Bakes reminds me of the take ‘n bake pizza chains like Papa Murphy’s. The concept is that Joan’s GF Great Bake sells packaged, frozen dough to make “homemade” gluten free bagels, sandwich rolls, pizzas, cookies . . . and the list goes on. No more dried, crumbly gluten free products.
I agreed to review their products to see if this really is the case. The fresh gluten free products arrived safely packed in an insulated box with plenty of ice packs to keep the products frozen and fresh. I was very impressed!
First, I tried the onion sandwich rolls. The bread dough comes packaged in a rectangular metal tray, ready for baking. I baked these rolls for 20 minutes until they were golden on the top. I must admit, it was so great to have hot, fresh baked gluten free bread in my kitchen and not have to mix a sticky bread mix or measure a lot of flours to measure.
First and foremost, these 3 pack of rolls are large enough for a hefty deli sandwich, and could even be sliced in half to make six smaller sandwiches.This bread is quite good, compared to other gluten free breads I have tried. It is a thick, textured bread that is a bit course. It does taste “gluten free”, but I think that is what makes it good in this case. This is not a gluten free bread imitating a gluten based bread. It is just a good tasting gluten free bread that does not get soggy or fall apart when you eat it. I piled my sandwich with grilled veggies and chicken, cheese, tomato and a slathering of mayo, and ate it with only slight crumbling- nice! The onion flavor was a bit strong and may compete with the flavor of sandwich toppings. However, it complimented my hot sandwich nicely.
Overall, I think this is a great product that I would buy again.
Rating: 4 stars
Pros: fresh baked benefits with minimal fuss, holds lots of toppings without sogginess, no trans fat, nice flavor
Cons: texture is course, tastes “gluten free”
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