gluten free Bisquick was coming our way. (Figurative backflips, of course, I am not nearly that athletic.)After all, I am one of the newly gluten free, only two years. I remember vividly how easy meals used to be. I could eat anything, anywhere. For some reason Bisquick seemed like a return of this freedom and normalcy.
It took awhile to reach my local stores after being released. I was worried that it would be hard to find, or that I might not be able to find it at all. Thank goodness for MyBlogSpark! They offered to send me some to try and I was backflipping once again. Not only did they send me the gluten free Bisquick, but an entire prize pack to go with it. You may have guessed, Bisquick and MyBlogSpark have also provided one to give away! Look for details at the bottom of this post :) For now, on to the review!
Ease of Use
This depends entirely on what you are making. I used the mix to make waffles, pancakes, biscuits and dumplings. The pancakes and waffles are an easy mix-and-pour prep. D.D. loves the ease of this and now makes waffles every chance she gets.
The biscuits and dumplings took a bit more work since they required cutting shortening into the mix before adding liquid. Overall, though, I have to declare that this is a very easy product to use.
Gluten free Bisquick seems to have a habit of always looking the way it should :) It browns nicely and has a visible texture.
I kinda went picture happy with this product. Here are pictures of gluten free Bisquick in the form of chicken and dumplings and as pancakes. Both look great, if I do say so myself.
Taste and Texture
Oddly enough, this also varies by what you make. The flavor of everything is great. It tastes like Bisquick! Everything has that flavor that pops a bit. The difference is in the texture. The pancakes and waffles turned out perfect. The texture was smooth and happy, exactly what waffles and pancakes should be.
The biscuits and dumplings had a texture that was a bit grainy. They were fluffy and had a great crumb inside, perfect crisp on the outside, but a bit grainy. I wish I could describe it better than that, but it was very subtle, almost like an aftertaste.
Gluten free Bisquick is incredibly versatile. It can be used to make anything! There are recipes on the box and more on the website. Though I adore versatility, I may be sticking to pancakes and waffles, due to the slightly grainy texture. I will experiment a bit more before making a solid decision on this.
The Giveaway details were removed from this post when the contest was completed. Thanks!