Posted on | December 29, 2011 | 2 Comments
I found this gluten free brownie mix at my local Harmon”s grocery for $3.99. The price seemed fairly reasonable, as far as gluten free mixes goes, so I used that as an excuse to try it out.
There is one gluten free food that has never been replicated well, in my opinion. A brownie. I have never had a GF brownie that has the same consistency and texture as a “regular” brownie. I was excited to try this Hodgson Mill product to see if this company had gotten it right.
After mixing it, I definitely felt unsure of it. The dough was thick and looked delicious, but I tasted a bite, and it was awful! The flavor of the brown rice and sorghum flour
was overwhelming, and it did not taste very chocolaty.
After taking it out of the oven, I was even more discouraged. It looked australian online casinos awful. It had white specks, and looked more like cake than a brownie. I let it cool, and I gave it a try. The first few bites tasted like sorghum flour, and the chocolate flavor was more of an aftertaste and afterthought than the star of the brownie. The more bites I took, the better it got. The brownie got gooier, and fudgier. The flavor got more chocolaty, and much more like a brownie. By the end of the brownie I was in love. The best brownie I”ve eaten in a long time. I guess first impressions can be misleading.
I had three gluten eaters try them. They ate their piece and said it was good, but they did not ask for more. I kept the brownies covered for a few days and they stayed soft, and delicious.
Rating: 3 stars
Pros: Rich, gooey texture; great chocolate taste
Cons: first bites have a strong sorghum flour taste, and overall might not taste that great
Ingredients: sugar, cocoa, brown rice flour, sorghum flour, tapioca starch, cornstarch, baking powder, xanthan gum, flake salt, baking soda
Nutritional snapshot: 100 calories, 6 g. fat, 24g carbohydrates, 13g sugar, 1g protein, 106 mg. sodium
Want to try this gluten free brownie mix for yourself?
If you cannot find this mix in your local grocery store, it may be purchased individually at the Hodgson Mill website or in bulk at amazon.com: