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Gluten-Free Bisquick Mix by Betty Crocker

Betty Crocker just came out with a gluten-free Bisquick Mix, and it is YUMMY!  I tried the recipe for the biscuits, which came out light and fluffy with great taste and texture.  The recipe made 10 nice sized biscuits.  After eating our fill with butter and honey, I saved the rest to make breakfast sandwiches with fried egg and cheddar cheese.  They were delicious, even after refrigeration and re-heating.

The mix is expensive and sparse though.  There is only enough to make 10 biscuits, plus about 3/4 C. left over.  I will use that to make the Chicken Finger recipe on the box.  Given the price of the mix, I’m not sure this will be a common purchase for us, but it is really good to have it as an option.

The same morning, I also tried a homemade drop biscuit mix from Betty Hagman’s book, The Gluten Free Gourmet Cooks Fast and Healthy, just to compare the two.

Here’s how those turned out:

I’m sure there was some user error on my part, but it did emphasize the convenience of having a boxed mix on hand for baking success.  I’m not afraid to keep it real in the kitchen, but these were quite the failure.  I ended up toasting them and then using them for mini pizzas for lunch.

Click HERE to find more information on the Betty Crocker Mix, including where to purchase near you.  Hope you enjoy it!

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Gluten-Free Lemon Cake

2 boxes Betty Crocker gluten-free yellow cake mix, plus ingredients to make it.

3/4 C. Powdered sugar

6oz. lemonade concentrate, thawed

Directions:

Make cake mixes in a 13×9 or 2 round cake pans.  Let cool.  Using a fork, poke holes every 1/2 inch all over the top of the cake.  Mix powdered sugar and lemonade concentrate together, then pour over cake.  Top with white icing.

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Blueberry Corn Muffins

Don’t these look scrumptious?

They are made with Betty Crocker’s Yellow Cake Mix plus cornmeal.

The recipe can be found here at bettycrocker.com.

Please also check out all the other recipes using the new mixes.  There is a section specifically for the gluten-free mixes, but you could also adapt many of the other recipes which use the normal ones.  Just remember that the gluten-free mixes are about half the size as the normal ones, and adjust as necessary.

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Christmas Tree Brownies

Here’s a super easy and super fun Christmas Treat!  I brought these to our family Christmas, because I needed something easier to make than pie.

You start with the Betty Crocker Brownie Mix and bake it in a pie pan.  Top with icing and green sprinkles or green icing.  I brought it to the gathering this way, so that the kids could decorate their own tree with M&M ornaments and a gluten-free pretzel tree trunk.   Thanks, Betty Crocker, for this great idea!

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Gluten-Free Tres Leches Cake

DSC_1508Tres Leches is a traditional cake from Mexico.  It gets its name from the “three milks” that you blend together and pour on top until the cake soaks up all the moist, sweet deliciousness.  Tres leches is perfect for a gluten-free cake, because the milks overcome the shortcomings gluten-free cakes sometimes have in the dry, crumbly department.  The cake really is a side-show to the milks, and if I were to be totally honest I would admit to you that I actually drank some leftover milk mixture straight from the bowl.

DSC_1505Now that we have Betty Crocker’s Gluten-Free Yellow Cake mix, this is a super easy way to make a fancy cake the cheatin’ way.

First, bake the cake according to directions and cool.  Invert cake onto a platter with a rim.  Pierce top of cake all over with a fork to give the milk a chance to soak in.  Then mix a can of sweetened condensed milk (I used fat-free), a can of evaporated milk, and 1/4 C. of heavy cream in a pitcher or  a bowl with a spout.  Slowly pour about half of the milks onto cake, letting it soak in as you go.  Pour it all the way to the edge of the cake.

DSC_1501Because the cake mix only makes an 8×8 size cake, you will only use half of the milk mixture.  If you wanted to use it all, you could make 2 boxes of cake mix in a 13×9.  Or you could drink the rest, little by little throughout the day, pretending that it’s OK, because you used “fat-free”.

Let the cake soak in the milk while you make the whipped cream for the top.  Whip the rest of the heavy cream (I used a pint size) with 3 T. sugar until it is think and spreadable.  Spread the whipped cream on the top and sides of the cake.  Serve each slice with a cherry on top, or chop up some cherries and top the whole cake with them.

Viva Tres Leches!!!

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Brownie Bake-Off

I put 3 kinds of brownies to the test in a very scientific experiment to see which would come away with the prize of “best brownie”.  To make things fair and interesting, I included 2 gluten-free brownies, 1 brownie full of gluten and sin, and 10 tasters.

DSC_0497The 3 competitors were:

red team- Betty Crocker’s GF Brownie Mix

yellow team – Betty Crocker’s regular Brownie Mix

blue team – Gluten Free Girl’s homeade recipe:  http://glutenfreegirl.blogspot.com/2007/05/brownies-gluten-free.html

DSC_0499First up – Betty Crocker’s GF Mix

They say it’s a little thick, and they aren’t kidding!

Easy to make

8×8 pan size

$4.29 a box

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This is Betty Crocker’s regular mix

13X9 pan size

$1.79

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And, this is a recipe from glutenfreegirl.blogspot.com

Really fun to make by swirling the melted chocolate into the batter

I don’t have an exact price, because I used ingredients I had on hand, but probably the cheapest option.

You get to plunge the pan in ice water after it bakes too, which I’ll bet is great fun for any brownie.

Each person got small pieces of brownies with colored toothpicks in them, then rated their favorites in order from most to least.  7 People tasted all 3 kinds, and 3 people (my 2 kids and me) just voted on the GF ones.

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………………….And, the winner is……………….!!!

Betty Crocker’s GLUTEN FREE MIX!!!!!!!

The tasters agreed that they were all good, and the scores were pretty close.  glutenfreegirl’s were a little too sweet for most people, but I want to try that one again with less sugar.  The GF mix was more fudgey, and the regular mix was more cake-like.

I still have a few tests to run before I’m settled with my favorite brownie.  I’d like to find a homeade version, mostly for a cheaper option.  But, for now, the Betty Crocker mix will be my choice for quick, easy, and yummy.  Let me know what you think too!

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