Sunday, 21 August 2011

King Arthur Flour GF Mixes and a GIVEAWAY

Giveaway is now over!

http://www.kingarthurflour.com/is a well known and trusted American company that has been providing high quality baking ingredients since 1790. Recently, they have come out with a line of gluten free baking mixes and flours. Unfortunately, these products are only sold in the US (lucky for my American viewers), but international customers can order these mixes from their website.

The wonderful people at King Arthur Flour were kind enough to send me a few of their new gluten free mixes to try. The 3 mixes that will be featured here are the cookie mix, the pizza crust mix, and the bread mix. For all gluten free mixes sold by KAF check out their website. I am impressed with the quality of the ingredients featured in these mixes. They are a bit pricy (especially if you have to pay for shipping as well), but you definitely get what you pay for. When compared to the wheat flour mixes by KAF, you will find that the gluten free versions are very similar in price, which is uncommon and pleasantly surprising.

KAF Gluten Free Cookie Mix


This mix is very easy to put together and only required the addition of 1/2 cup butter (I used margarine), water, and 1 egg to create. You could choose to add 1-3 cups of your favorite add-ins (chocolate chips, nuts, dried fruit, etc) or simply cook the brown sugar based cookies as they were. I added 1/2 cup chopped raw almonds and 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips.

I loved the taste of this dough and so did my husband (who is not gluten free). I mixed the dough by hand, but you could also use an electric mixer. The suggested cooking time was 10-12 minutes and mine took 11. The mix made 30 cookies with an avg diameter of 2 3/4" (plus my husband probably ate 1-2 cookies worth before I could bake them).

The taste of the dough was great, but the baked cookies were even better. They were actually chewy! Something I have yet to create. I left some on the counter in a plastic bag overnight to see how they would keep and they were still chewy and soft! I also froze some and, after reheating in the microwave, found them to retain that same texture. My dad (who is gluten free) declared them "outstanding!" and my gluten-eating husband gave more of a "those are pretty good for gluten free" kind of review. I, however, am very impressed with the taste and feel of these cookies and am having a hard time resisting the ones sitting on my counter top. I would definitely recommend this mix because I have never tasted a better gluten free chocolate chip cookie!

I can't give this one a great review for health, something I wouldn't expect from a cookie anyway, so I will leave that part out of the overall rating. The mix is a good price for a brand like King Arthur Flour ($6.95), but still a little high for a batch of cookies. I would encourage you to treat yourself and try this one out! But don't feel the need to share with anyone who isn't gluten free ;)

Health    1 star
Cost       3 stars
Taste      5 stars 
Texture  4.5 stars

Overall Rating: 4.2 stars

my finished product


KAF Gluten Free Bread Mix

 click here for review


KAF Gluten Free Pizza Crust Mix
click here for review


GIVEAWAY INFO - NOW CLOSED

My very first giveaway! I’m so excited!

One of my lucky readers will get to choose 2 of King Arthur Flour’s new GF mixes to try for themselves.
You can enter up to 5 times, just follow the directions below! Note: this is only open to Canadian and American readers.
(you will need to post a different comment for each entry because I will be using a random number generator to pick one of the comments)

This is what you have to do:

1.      Leave a comment on this post with your name and an email address I can reach you at (or if you’d prefer not to show your email address to the world, you can send me an email at AndraGlutenFree@gmail.com identifying yourself) (This gets you 1 entry)
2.      Follow King Arthur Flour on Twitter. Then post a comment saying you did. (1 entry)
3.      Like King Arthur Flour on Facebook. Then post a comment saying you did. (1 entry)
4.      Sign up for the King Arthur Flour newsletter. Then post a comment saying you did. (1 entry)
5.      Join the community at King Arthur flour. Then post a comment saying you did. (1 entry)

Entries will be received until September 9th (2011) and the winner will be contacted by email and announced on this page. The winner will have 48 hours to respond. If I have not heard from them by then, I will choose a new winner and they will have 48 hours to respond etc. etc.

So good luck everyone!

21 comments:

  1. You won you won you won!

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  2. I just tried the King Arthur Flour gluten-free pancake mix the other day and really liked it. I'd love to check out some of their other gluten-free mixes too! :-)

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  3. I signed up for the newsletter!

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  4. I love the new mixes!

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  5. I Follow King Arthur Flour on Twitter @immortalb4

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  6. I Like King Arthur Flour on FacebookMeghan Finley

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  7. I signed up for newsletter

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  8. I used to bake with King Arthur flour all the time, but since I recently found out that I am gluten intolerant I would love to try King Arthur's GF cookie mix!

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  9. I "like" King Arthur flour on Facebook.

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  10. This is such an awesome giveaway! My email is victoryfabric at gmail dot com

    Thanks!

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  11. I also follow King Arthur on Twitter too!

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  12. I always loved King Arthur Flour when I ate gluten!

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  13. I'm following King Arthur on Twitter (@gfcheflaura)

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  14. I would love to try these! :)

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  15. I follow King Arthur Flour on Twitter (@giapett)

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  16. I liked King Arthur on FB (Gia Patton-Judge)

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  17. I Signed up for the newsletter!

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  18. I joined the community!

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  19. Congrats EA-The Spicy RD! You have won the giveaway. I sent you an email through your blog, but if for some reason that doesn't go through, feel free to contact me through a comment here or the email given in the giveaway directions. Hope to hear from you soon!

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