Naomi & her staff at Better Batter were kind enough to send me some free samples of Better Batter Flour and Better Batter Pancake & Baking Mix. I will review the Pancake & Baking Mix in another post. I want to concentrate now on the flour mix. The samples came to me in just the nick of time. I had begun to prepare a batch of chocolate chip cookies for Aaron’s boss and discovered that I was out of flour. Normally when I make cookies for his boss, I don’t make them gluten-free. I usually keep a bag of flour on hand for times like this. When I went to grab the flour, it was gone. Aaron had tossed it out thinking it was “old”. I then remembered that I had just received the Better Batter flour mix and decided that I would use that. What better way to test a product than to serve to someone who doesn’t eat gluten-free & begs for my chocolate chip cookies?
The chocolate chip cookies are the Better Batter cookies.
I couldn’t wait to taste these cookies. They smelled like heaven while baking. The kids were gathering in the kitchen like sharks around their prey. The result? ” Freakin’ amazing”, to quote Jon. I had to agree. Hannah said they were like heaven. I tried them right out of the oven, then warm, then cold. Really, they just kept getting better. I have made this recipe many times with other flour mixes and while they are still pretty darn good, I was very impressed by the Better Batter Flour. The true test was yet to come – Aaron’s boss.
Aaron gave the cookies to his boss the next day and didn’t tell him they were gluten-free until after he took a bite. He didn’t realize they were gluten-free until Aaron told him! Success!
Better Batter Flour is a little more expensive than some of the other GF flour mixes out there, but the end result is worth it and it does already have xanthan gum in the mix, so you can save a little money by not having to buy it to add to your baking.
I also used the mix to make Gingersnaps. Again, fantastic! Exact same texture as non-GF gingersnaps.
Do you like french fries? We love them here. Usually I make them myself buy cutting up either regular or sweet potatoes, spritzing with olive oil, seasoning & baking in the oven. However, in these times, sometimes dinners are rushed. McCain Potatoes has a gluten-free list on their site. My kids love the Smiles & Tasti Taters.
Another company that I have recently found gluten-free information on is Welch’s. Welch’s says that all of their products are gluten-free.
I will post my review on Better Batter Pancake & Baking Mix once I have a chance to give it a try. I am looking forward to making some fun stuff with it! Perhaps some banana bread! :)