Gluten-Free Naturals may be a company that is new to you, so I want to introduce you to them.
Who They Are: They are a company that makes gluten-free baking and flour mixes. You might enjoy reading their story. Gluten-Free Naturals works hard at making gluten-free food that tastes as good as or better than their gluten containing counterparts. Here’s what they have to say:
“What makes us different? Years of development making gluten-free foods for celiac family members, the best ingredients that we can find, and a quest to have foods that looked great and tasted great with no grit, grainy feel or aftertaste.
We have taken a different approach to product development – starting from scratch and lots and lots of non-celiac taste testing. When non-celiacs can’t tell a difference or prefer ours is when we introduce our products.”
Safety: First, they only produce gluten-free products which greatly cuts down on cross contamination risks. In addition, they send samples from every batch of their products to an independent lab that uses a test which can detects down to 5 parts per million of gluten. They also perform on-site quick tests of their ingredients.
This is not exactly a bread mix, but it is more than just flour. It contains flours as well as xanthan gum and a packet of yeast. You need to add salt, sugar, and wet ingredients.
I followed the instructions for a Zojirushi bread machine, but my machine is a Breadman. I custom programmed the times they recommend, but at the end of the mixing time (which was 10 minutes), the dough was still lumpy. I believe the Zojirushi has two paddles, and the Breadman only has one, so that could be the difference.
I decided to remove the dough and mix it with my KitchenAid mixer for several minutes. I then returned it to the bread machine without the paddle for the rise and bake time.
The bread turned out great. It wasn’t rounded on top, but neither did it sink. The mix makes a large 2 pound loaf. The bread had nice flavor and stayed soft and moist for a couple of days. My son used it for sandwiches which he packed for school lunches, and he really liked it.
The only think I didn’t like about the bread is that it contains soy. Both soy fiber and soy protein are listed in the ingredients. Not all of their products contain soy, though. Some of their items are soy free and many are dairy free.
The Giveaway: Gluten-Free Naturals will send three packages of their multi-grain bread flour to one winner. The giveaway is restricted to residents within the 48 contiguous United States.
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Disclaimer: I was provided with three bags of Gluten-Free Naturals multigrain bread flour. The opinions in this post are my own.