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Product Review: Gluten Free Pantry French Bread & Pizza Mix

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:

Karen at Gluten free Sox

Ashley at Recipezaar

Mike from Gluten Free Blog

AOL Canada


3 Responses to “Product Review: Gluten Free Pantry French Bread & Pizza Mix”

  1. Ruby
    June 18th, 2008 @ 11:30 pm

    I’m glad to hear this is worth the effort. I have a package sitting on my counter waiting to be made. I am going to try it in a baguette pan so that I can have some deli style sandwiches with it.

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  3. Megan
    January 11th, 2012 @ 9:27 am

    I made this Saturday in preparation for a big soup meal I was planning for Sunday. It was really tasty straight out of the oven, but not as good as I had hoped the next day. My recommendation would be to eat it all the same day you make it as I really don’t think it keeps well.

    This experience was actually what let me to this site…I wanted to see what others thought of it and if there were any other alternatives. I will probably make it again and I would also like to know if anyone has made it in the pizza crust version and what that was like.

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