Posted on | May 28, 2008 | 3 Comments
I picked up this 22 ounce Gluten Free Pantry gluten free bread mix from Nature’s Pantry for $5.19. I thought it would pair well with yummy chicken soup on a chilly spring evening. I was not disappointed!
The prep for this bread was fairly simple with the help of my KitchenAid Artisan Mixer mixer. I added vinegar, milk, honey salt, melted butter, and eggs and let it rise for 40 minutes. I brushed the top with egg and baked for 40 minutes. The dough was sticky and a bit fussy to spread in the pan, but with the help of a wet spatula, it smoothed just fine. Total prep and cook time totaled 1 1/2 hours.
I have to tell ya, fresh from the oven this bread smelled just like “regular” french bread. I thought I hit the jackpot!
The exterior of this gluten free french bread was golden, chewy, and slightly flaky that provided the perfect crunch. The inside of the bread is soft, spongy and chewy, which was a little disappointing. After some cooling time, I sliced it warm with an electric knife. Yum! It tasted great warm from the oven- something that doesn’t work for many other gluten free breads.
This gluten free french bread isn’t a perfect replacement for “regular” gluten french bread, but it will definitely curb your craving if that is what you want.
PROS: wonderful french bread smell, slightly flake crust, slices fairly well
CONS: you have to add lots of extra ingredients, texture is a little spongy
Rating: 4 stars
Want to try it for yourself? Click the link below:
Gluten-Free Pantry – French Bread and Pizza Mix
Ingredients: white rice flour, potato starch, corn starch, guar gum, granulated honey, salt, yeast
Want to make homemade gluten free french bread? Check out the following recipes to get you started: