Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Generally Speaking


BS"D

I just received a great link to General Mills Live Gluten Freely site. It lists all the General Mills products (and there are many) that are gluten free. Although I realize the main motivation is sales, I still thank General Mills for providing this invaluable information. I wish more companies would jump on the bandwagon and provide clear nutritional information at the click of a mouse.

The list includes such products as Betty Crocker Gluten Free Baking Mixes, Fruit by the Foot and Chex cereals! The list is convenient and worth forwarding to friends and family who may be in a position to feed your gluten free child.

The site also includes some good recipes using General Mills products---of course.

Below is a recipe from the General Mills Live Gluten Freely website utilizing the fabulous Betty Crocker Gluten Free brownie mix

Turtle Brownies

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Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Total Time: 2 Hours
Makes: 16 Servings
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1 box Betty Crocker® Gluten Free brownie mix

Butter and eggs called for on brownie mix box
25 caramels, unwrapped
2 tablespoons whipping cream
1 teaspoon gluten-free vanilla
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans
1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Grease bottom of (8- or 9-inch) square pan. In medium bowl, stir together brownie mix, butter and eggs until blended. Spread 2/3 of batter in pan. Bake 10 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, in medium microwavable bowl, microwave caramels and whipping cream uncovered on High 1 to 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until smooth. Drizzle caramel evenly over partially baked brownie. Sprinkle with half the chocolate chips and half the pecans. Drop remaining brownie batter by small spoonfuls onto caramel layer. Sprinkle with remaining chocolate chips and pecans.Meanwhile, in medium microwavable bowl, microwave caramels and whipping cream uncovered on High 1 to 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until smooth. Drizzle caramel evenly over partially baked brownie. Sprinkle with half the chocolate chips and half the pecans. Drop remaining brownie batter by small spoonfuls onto caramel layer. Sprinkle with remaining chocolate chips and pecans.
3. Bake 20 to 25 minutes longer or until top of brownie looks dry. Cool completely before cutting. Cut into squares, 4 rows by 4 rows.

1 comment:

  1. Yummy brownie recipe!
    Betty Crocker does provide an oil-substitute recipe (in lieu of butter) for their GF mixes. Instead of 1/2 cup butter, they say use 1/3 cup oil. I was surprised this wasn't listed on the box directions, as some would assume it to be same-ratio substitution.

    In any event, we are so grateful for their delicious GF brownie mix! And thanks for the helpful post.

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