Gluten-Free Gourmand Flour Mix Review & Giveaway

Gluten-Free-Gourmand-flour-mixGina of Gluten-Free Gourmand was one of the first gluten-free bloggers I met online.  She participated in my first Wednesday carnival which was originally called What’s for Dinner Wednesday.

When Gina recently contacted me about her gluten-free products, I knew they would be good.  She sells all purpose flour, pastry flour, and several mixes.  I sampled her all purpose flour mix.

I like the combination of flours in this mix:  organic brown rice , white rice, sorghum, organic amaranth, potato, and tapioca.  The flour mix does not contain any gum, so that should be added with our recipe if needed.  That’s a big advantage for people who need to avoid corn since xanthan gum is usually derived from corn.

I used the flour mix to make chocolate chip nut muffins and they turned out perfectly.

You can buy Gluten-Free Gourmand products from Gina’s web site where you will also find recipes.  You can also follow Gluten-Free Gourmand on Facebook.

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The Giveaway:  Gina is giving away a bag of either all purpose flour or pastry flour (your choice) to three winners.

  • This giveaway is limited to U.S. residents 18 and older.
  • One entry per person
  • Enter by leaving a comment on this post telling me which flour you would want if you win (all purpose or pastry).
  • The giveaway begins May 29, 2012 and ends on June 2, 2012 at 11:00 pm eastern time .

No purchase is necessary.  Odds of winning are based on the number of entries.  The winners will be randomly chosen and will be contacted by email.  The winners will have 24 hours to respond.  If the winner does not respond, a new winner will be randomly chosen.

Disclaimer:  I was provided with free product to sample, but was not paid to write this review. The opinions in this post are my own.




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Comments

  1. The pastry flour mix sounds like an exciting new development for GF baking! That’s what I would pick.

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  2. Sherron says:

    Although the idea of pastry flour intrigues me, I would like to try the all-purpose flour. (btw, what is the difference between the two?)

  3. I’d love the pastry flour. Congratulations to Gina!

  4. I’d truly love the pastry flour so that I can make rhubarb pie!!!

  5. I would love to try the pastry flour.

  6. I am going to attempt puff pastry dough and would love to try the pastry flour.

  7. I would love to try the all-purpose flour! Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. I would like to try the all purpose flour. Thanks!

  9. Thanks Linda for the amazing review and thanks to everyone for the great comments! The difference between the All-Purpose Flour and the Pastry Flour is that the Pastry Flour is much finer in texture and a bit starchier. It does not have brown rice flour in it, which can be too heavy for some pastries. It does have xanthan gum added, but in the minimum amount necessary to bind the flour. I hope that helps everyone decide which flour they would like to win!

  10. Erin Lembke says:

    Would like to try the Pastry flour mix for cinammon rolls!

  11. Katrina says:

    I would love to try the all purpose flour. I am new to eating gluten free and always looking for new products to try.

  12. Pam Brown says:

    I love to bake, the pastry flour would be fun to play with. So many wonderful thing to make. Yum!

  13. Malia J says:

    I love baking so the deluxe pastry flour would be so awesome to try!

  14. Great giveaway! I love hearing about new gluten free products! The pastry flour sounds awesome as I don’t bake gluten free a whole lot. Thanks!

  15. Andrea ONeil says:

    Pastry flour??!! WAHOO! Newly diagnosed Celiac and I’m a baker! I refuse to give up my passion :)

  16. Stephanie Andeson says:

    I would love to try her all purpose flour! I was just diagnosed with celiac last week and I am so new to this and would love to find a flour that is good to be able to bake with!

  17. Pam Bill says:

    I would love to try the all purpose flour. I have a gluten sensitivity as well as my niece. Would love to make some goodies for her and me.

  18. those chocolate chip muffins look amazing! thanks for sharing!

  19. The more products available on the market, the more competitive price AND the better the product. I’m so glad to hear of a mix that does not use xanthan gum! I’d like to try to all-purpose! Thanks!

  20. All purpose for me! Thanks.

  21. Heather E. says:

    I’ve just gone Gluten and Dairy free and am looking for a good flour. I would like to try the all purpose flour if I win. Thank you for helping us learn about gluten free products.

  22. Marge Sweitzer says:

    i would love to try the all purpose flour.

  23. Allison says:

    I’d love to try the pastry.

  24. I would love to try the all-purpose flour. I haven’t been brave enough to dive that deep into gluten-free cooking for the pastry flour. :) Thank you for this opportunity!

  25. Shari Hegland says:

    I’d like to try out the all-purpose mix for making muffins, scones and other quick breakfast breads for my son and I.

  26. Roxanna W. says:

    I was a former “bakeatarian”. Finding out I had CD turned my world on it’s head! I haven’t tried to bake yet. Therefore, I would love an opportunity to try a flour that I know others have had success with! :)

  27. Natalie says:

    I, too, would love to win the pastry flour but would be pleased with any of the giveaway flours / mixes.

  28. Wow, this would be awesome to win. I would love to try the all purpose flour mix. Many thanks! Kelly

  29. Kaitara says:

    I would love to try the pastry flour! It’s be an eternity since I’ve had croissants, and I would like to try making them.

  30. I would love to try the all-purpose mix! I usually mix my own as needed because I can’t bring myself to spend an arm and a leg for a mix. BUT, I’m all for trying it out!

  31. Margot C says:

    I think the pastry flour has a lot of potential.

  32. Allison Hardman says:

    I would love to try the pastry flour!

  33. I would love to try the pastry flour! It would be great for fresh fruit pies!

  34. Sophie W. says:

    All-purpose all the way! :)

  35. I’d love to try some of the all purpose flour.. Thanks!

  36. Cindy W. says:

    I would love to try the pastry flour. I didn’t realize there was a gf pastry flour.

  37. I would love to win the pastry flour. I just saw a recipe calling for GF pastry flour that I would love to try.

  38. Michelle says:

    I would definitely want to try the pastry flour first!! Did you see those croissants on their website? I am drooling!

  39. Lynda Clemons says:

    That is a tough decision to make, but I guess I use flour mostly for baking so I’d love to try the pastry flour.

  40. I WOULD REALLY LOVE TO TRY SOME ALL PURPOSE FLOUR. I RECENTLY HAVE GONE GLUTEN FREE FOR A HEALTHER LIFESYTLE.
    THANK YOU FOR THE GIVEAWAY!

  41. patricia J. says:

    Wow, I would love to win the All-Purpose flour. I do so much GF baking and love to try out new flour mixes. Thanks for the give-a way.

  42. It’s not even a question, the Pastry Flour! I want to make a legit GF/DF pie crust!

  43. I would love to try the pastry flour, because I haven’t yet attempted any pastries & that would be so much fun!!

  44. Definitely the AP flour. Thanks!

  45. Rayelle says:

    The all-purpose flour, definitely. Those muffins you made with it look wonderful!

  46. I would like to win the pastry flour, since I usually make my own all-purpose mix, but have never had a pastry flour mix.

  47. I would love to try the pastry flour!

  48. Jeanne Leder says:

    I have always wanted to have access to a pastry flour. That would be the choice for me!

  49. I saved her site on my favs and looked at the flours she uses. Sounds so delicious I’d like the waffle mix, so hard to find a good mix.

  50. I am new to eating GF, and would like to try her all-purpose flour blend if I am chosen as a winner. Thank you both for having this giveaway! :)

  51. Jane Norton says:

    I would love to try the pastry flour! But, Gina, have you thought about doing a sampler pack so that we can try them both?

  52. Carrie Elsass says:

    I would prefer the all-purpose:)

  53. I’m not entering the giveaway, but I had no idea that Gina had this line of mixes going–great to know! She was one of the first bloggers I met, too. :-)

    Shirley

  54. Deanne Johnson says:

    I would love to have the pastry flour! I so miss the wonderful homemade things I used to make before having to go GF!

  55. Marty Horne says:

    Thank you so much for the flour giveaway. And thanks, Gina, for developing a GF Pastry Flour. It does open up a lot of possibilites for those of us who have to bake GF. But, most of my baking is muffins, scones and cookies, so I would use the all purpose flour blend more. And I would really love to win that!.

  56. shelly says:

    All-purpose!

  57. Colleen M. says:

    I would love to try the all purpose flour!

  58. I love to bake, I would like to try the pastry flour.
    Thanks

  59. pastry flour! it would be nice to serve my little guy a piece of pie with a “real” crust:)

  60. Your tortillas sound delicious and was wondering if the same pastry flour should be used for making paneer or naan bread. One item I’ve been missing for years is croissants. The pastry dough, once again, sounds like it would be a nice match for the light and fluffy pastries.

    Good luck to everyone!

    • Marie – believe it or not I haven’t ever tried to make Naan – even before I went gluten-free. I bet the Pastry Flour would give you a nice, light-textured naan. I’ll put it on my list. Good luck!

  61. Catherine says:

    I’d love the all-purpose one

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  62. All purpose flour, I am just venturing into gfree baking. Diagnosed two years ago I am a bit intimidated by baking, still.

  63. Tracy Bennett says:

    I’m new to gluten free baking and would love to try the Pastry Flour.

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