Saturday, May 21, 2011

Review of Bella Gluten-Free's Pizza Dough, Rolls & Focaccia Mix

A lot of gluten free folks make their own pizza at home.  The last time that I bought a gluten free pizza at the store, it cost me $6 for something that resembled a personal pan pizza from pizza hut.  Very expensive for something so small that isn't served to you at a restaurant!  Bella Gluten-Free offers a pizza dough, rolls & foccacia mix that is multi-purpose, depending on what you have a craving to eat.  I received this mix to try and I decided to prepare focaccia bread.

The instructions were fairly easy for me to follow and you can even freeze half of the dough if you don't want to make the full recipe's worth of bread.  The yield is two 15" pizza crusts or two 9" loaves of focaccia bread.  I used my Kitchen Aid mixer and was glad I did because the hand instructions were 3 minutes of blending by hand, which might not sound like a lot, but the dough was viscous and sticky, just as the instructions mentioned it would be.

Here's a picture of how mine turned out:

You can't tell by this picture, but mine raised up about 1-1/2"

One thing I definitely learned from preparing this was to make sure I use a baking sheet with sides.  I brushed the top with olive oil as directed, but it slithered off somehow in the cooking and caused some smoke.  In the end, I had to do an oven cleaning, but that was entirely my own fault.  It wasn't like my oven didn't need cleaned anyway.

As a bread, I personally thought the mix was a mite too seasoned with herbs, but I'm a fussy eater.  I think had I used it for a pizza crust, I wouldn't have noticed as much.

Like the Bella Gluten-Free All Purpose Baking Mix, the pizza dough, rolls, and focaccia mix is also wheat free, gluten free, soy free, nut (including peanuts) free, egg free, lactose/casein free and contains no GMOs or modified starches.

You can purchase Bella Gluten-Free's Pizza Dough, Rolls & Focaccia Mix at www.bellaglutenfree.com.

Disclosure:  Bella Gluten-Free provided me with a mix, at not cost to me, for review purposes.  I was not compensated for writing this review and the opinions are 100% my own and were unaffected by receiving the item reviewed for free. 

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