Friday, July 15, 2016

King Arthur Gluten-Free Bread Mix - and Donuts!!

King Arthur Flour is proud to introduce the very best gluten-free bread mix you’ll ever bake.  Certified Gluten-Free™ by the non-profit Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO), a program of the Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG®).

I’ve been Wheat-Free then Gluten-Free for over 25 years now.  And the two things that I desperately miss are donuts and bread :-(  I’m afraid to admit it…but I’m a bread snob.  There is NOTHING on the market that can beat a really great Wheatfull, Glutenfull bread or donut. {{Sigh}}  But I keep trying.  And I’ve found one or two that are actually worth buying or making on my own.  Rudi’s Raisin Bread is actually one of my favorites.  And I absolutely love my Chebe Rolls. 

So when I received some King Arthur Bread Mix I decided to just plunge right in and give them a chance too.  The other day I made up some of this new-to-me bread for our Gluten-Intolerance Support Group.  I followed the directions using coconut oil and coconut milk - I’ve been experimenting for a friend who is Dairy Free.  As it mixed up I watched in fascination as it all came together and actually began to look like bread dough!!  Not really the knead it on the counter consistency…but certainly not the pour it in the pan consistency I was used to.  It actually had a glutenous look…some elasticity.  I watched it for a minute and then began to wonder – Hmmmm, could I make donuts with this??  Needless to say, when it came time to put it into the pan I scooped some out and hid it in the refrigerator for after the meeting.  My loaf was a little small…but no-one seemed to notice :-)  It was actually a hit!  Everyone loved it; it was soft and not grainy at all.  It didn’t crumble when touched.  And true to their word three days later it was still really good bread.  I was impressed and put this on my list of possibilities for my future bread cravings.

The next day was Sunday...and the perfect time to experiment with some extra calories.  I remember my mom making Fried Dough or Doughnuts on Sunday mornings.  She'd actually stop at a local bakery and pick up a bag of their dough so we could make them fresh at home.  So out came my pot, my favorite cooking oil and the left over bread mix I had tucked away.  While I waited for the oil to heat up I mixed up a bit of cinnamon and sugar to coat my finished donuts with.  Since I didn't want to mess with the dough to much I decided to simply drop spoonfulls into the hot oil.  I was just tickled silly with the results!!  Within minutes I had several donuts sitting on paper to drain...then rolled around in the cinnamon & sugar mix...before taking my first bite of a still warm, wonderfully tasty, slightly sweet donut!!  They were perfect...golden brown on the outside with just a bit of crunch...white and incredibly soft inside...and topped off with a bit of sweet. MMMmmm!!

Egg Replacement Tips: We recommend using the flax egg replacer . We tried a commercial egg replacer, and our recipe based on starches, but found the flax gel worked the best, plus you get the added benefit of flax. The commercial egg replacer and the starch based recipe was slightly more dense. Use finely ground golden flax if you want a mild flavor, brown for a more “whole grain” taste.

135 US Route 5 South
Norwich, Vermont 05055-9430
phone: 802.649.3361
fax: 802.649.3365

Ingredients: Specialty Flour Blend (Rice Flour, Tapioca Starch), Tapioca Starch, Potato Starch, Sugar, Emulsifier (Rice Starch, Polyglycerol Esters Of Fatty Acids, Mono- And Diglycerides Of Fatty Acids), Salt, Xanthan Gum. Dry Yeast: Yeast, Sorbitan Monostearate, Ascorbic Acid.
Produced in a dedicated Gluten-Free, Allergenfree* Manufacturing Facility.
*Free of the 8 Most Common Food Allergens

Carolanne Le Blanc
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  1. One of my most favorite snaks everyday is pizza or donuts so whenever I passby a store selling it I can't stop my self to buy some :) lol food carving they say.

    Enah from Alachua

  2. I think most people love donuts. I loved donuts together with a coffee and a newspaper. It's my daily routine every morning.