Tuesday, May 19, 2009

365 Everyday Value's Gluten Free Pizza Crust Mix

Brand: 365 Everyday Value
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Product Name: Gluten Free Pizza Crust Mix

Location Purchased: Whole Foods

Cost: $3.99

Note: This product was part of Z's Blind Pizza Crust Taste Test! See the results!

Total From A to Z: 3.5 Stars

A's Review: * * *
This pizza crust has no real flavor and it's really soft. It needs something...spices. I made another one with some garlic salt and Italian seasoning and baked it longer. That was much better. But I don't feel like I should have to modify a mix that much. This is also quite a process to put together. Lots of ingredients and lots of waiting for the dough to rise.

Z's Review: * * * *
Getting four pizza crusts mixed and out of the oven around the same time for this taste test was no easy task! So I have lots of comments about the process of making these pizzas! First, this pizza required the most unusual ingredients of the four we tried. Besides the mix and the enclosed packet of yeast, you had to add 2 eggs and 1 egg white, sugar, salt, olive oil, and cider vinegar. So if you choose this pizza make sure you have all these things before you leave the grocery store! This mix was also pretty time intensive as it required letting the dough rise for 30-40 minutes before topping and baking. With the time it takes to mix the dough, plus letting it rise, plus baking for 15-17 minutes this pizza takes at least an hour to make! The directions say to use round pans, but we didn't have any so we had to make do with cookie sheets. We also had to make do without an electric mixer. It's important to note that when the whole box of mix is used and the directions are followed you end up with two pizza crusts.

As far as the final product goes, I think this crust could use some seasonings. (It might fix the problem to throw in some Italian seasonings while you are mixing it!) But other than that the crust browned pretty nicely. It was a little more bready than you expect pizza crust to be, but if you prefer soft crust to crunchy crust than this is a good option. Just make sure you have time to make it!

1 comment:

  1. I have this dough rising in the fridge right now... how did you get it "topping-ready"? I was going to just press it out with my hands onto my perforated pizza pan (very well oiled hands and pan).


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