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13 April 2009

Scrumptious Strudel (and more) from Gluten-Free Essentials

I had the pleasure of trying two mixes from Gluten-Free Essentials, a dedicated manufacturer of gluten-free baking ingredients, mixes and other foods located in Kansas. The facility is free of casein, egg, lactose, nuts, peanuts, sesame, and wheat. Their chocolate chips contain soy lecithin but the facility is otherwise free of soy as well.

We first tried the Cocoa Mudslide Cookies Mix, a cocoa marshmallow combination, warm and satisfying fresh out of the oven. Most were gobbled up right away but we did manage to save a few to enjoy later. If the speed at which cookies are devoured are any indicator of taste and texture--which I believe it is--then these cookies rate pretty highly, as they did not last 24 hours in my house!

More recently, we tried the yellow velvet cake mix, using an Apple Cinnamon Strudel recipe provided by the owner of Gluten Free Essentials. The finished product was fantastic! We loved this dessert. It was very simple to make and took slightly more than a half hour to make. The texture and flavor were great.

To order Gluten Free Essentials or for additional information, please visit http://www.gfessentials.com/. A number of mixes and other products are available on the site, including Gluten Free Essentials Kids--gluten-free, dairy-free and nut-free mixes for kids to make. There are also several recipes on glutenfreeessentials.com t0 get you started, including the scrumptious Apple Cinnamon Strudel. Stop by and take a look!

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