Have you heard of Maninis Gluten free products?
I hadn't until I got a Google Alert about them in my mailbox.
If you are allergic to beans or rice, then these flour mixes are a must for you! They have several types of mixes- a multi grain bread mix, a country oat bread mix, a peasant bread mix, a pasta mix, and multi-purpose flour mix.
That is enough to get anybody started eating great gluten free breads
and baking delicious gluten free foods.
What is in their flours?
Well, each mix has slightly different ingredients but the basis for most of their flours is :
Hi-maize resistant starch
For example, here is the ingredient list for their Multi Purpose Flour Mix.
How do their breads cook up?
The texture of the breads are light and airy. The bread rose beautifully and fell very little after baking and cooling.
I made the country oat bread and the peasant bread. They tasted just like the artisanal loaves you buy in your local supermarket bakery.
The loaf rose perfectly in my warm oven.
Just look at the height of that loaf after it was baked!
It tasted as good as it looked!
Sliced up and ready for a slather of homemade strawberry jelly!
I made three loaves of their bread on different days and I had consistently great results.
Different day - different loaf:
And the Peasant Bread was perfect to slice up and make into garlic bread as a side to a meal.
And their Multi-Purpose Flour Mix?
I also made gingerbread cookies with their Multi-Purpose Flour Mix.
Everyone needs a good all purpose mix to make their favorite recipes.
And at Christmas time, you definitely need good gingerbread cookies!
I used the Multi-Purpose Flour Mix in the adapted version of Food Network's Gingerbread Cookies.
( I will post my adaption to that recipe in another post.)
I decided to try a recipe that I had never tried before. After all, the sign of a good flour is to be able to try new or favorite recipes with your favorite all purpose mix. Having one or two good all purpose mixes is essential to the ease of cooking gluten free.
The cookies turned out perfect!
The dough was easy to roll out and needed no extra flour to prevent sticking.
The cookies baked up to a light golden brown.
We of course dipped them in a powdered sugar glaze.
Texture - A+
Taste - A+
Easy of Making - A+
Consistency of Results - A+
I would recommend this flour to anyone. My family (those of us who can eat corn) loved the breads and the gingerbread cookies!
These mixes are well worth having in your pantry.
Check out their website here.
If you can't get them locally you can order from their website.
It's great to have another great product on the market to choose from!