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New Products from Katz Gluten Free

July 29th, 2011
Katz Bundt Cake

Katz Gluten Free Bundt Cake with Coffee Flavored Icing

Katz Gluten Free has recently added three new products to their stores and I was given the opportunity to sample them. First I taste-tested the coffee bundt cake. I am not a coffee drinker and so I didn’t have high expectations when I decided to sample this cake. The cake arrives with the icing in a small plastic cup and must be warmed up to frost the cake. After following the directions for icing the cake, I ended up with what could have been a centerpiece for a party. The cake looked delicious, and it was pretty tasty. I found that I actually enjoyed the coffee flavor of the icing. I would purchase this cake again in the future for special occasions.

Katz Apple Pie

Katz Gluten Free Apple Pie

Another new product from Katz includes their mouthwatering homemade pies in the flavors of apple, blueberry, and cherry. Unfortunately, I cannot tolerate cinnamon; my tongue swells up and my arms go numb. Needless to say my husband was happy to eat some apple pie for me. He thought the flavor was good, but the crust wasn’t as flaky as he would have liked. Obviously that is difficult to achieve in gluten-free baking. I did not serve the pie warm, and he thought he might prefer it that way. The pies are on the small side, so for those of you watching your waistline eating one slice will be great. I’m afraid it might be all too easy to eat the whole pie.

Katz Poppers

Katz Gluten Free Sugared Snack Poppers

Lastly I tried the Sugared Snack Poppers. I found them to be a great crunchy little cookie that I could just pop in my mouth. The flavor reminded me a bit of vanilla wafers I use to eat as a child. My mom would make a banana pudding with nilla wafers and that was a sweet treat. I attempted to do the same with these, but was unable to find an organic banana pudding mix so I went with butterscotch instead. It just wasn’t the same. I will definitely try this again, but with homemade banana pudding. These snack poppers could be addictive just eating them on their own.

Katz Summer Bloggin’ Giveaway
It is not to late to enter the Katz Summer Bloggin Giveaway! You too could try these great gluten-free snacks along with 37 other products. The contest ends August 15th, so sign up now to win a prize pack of 40 gluten-free items baked by Katz Gluten Free. Also, leave a comment on this post for a second chance to win a box of 10 treats from Katz.

NOTE: Katz Gluten Free provided samples for reviewing purposes.

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Gluten-Free Double Chocolate Cookies

July 20th, 2010
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Well I was hungry for some cookies tonight and had no mixes and no xanthan gum in the pantry so I attempted to make some gluten free cookies from scratch. I adapted a recipe from vegan chocolate to get me started in my first cookie experiment. The biggest substitution was the freshly extracted honey my hubby just claimed from his beehive. I used honey instead of brown sugar. The batter tasted delicious.

1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup spectrum palm oil
1 teaspoon of gluten free vanilla
1 egg
3/4 cup white or brown rice flour
1/4 cup tapioca flour
1/4 cup Dagoba cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 oz. package of chocolate chips (gluten free)

Combine the shortening in a large bowl with the sugars, honey, salt and vanilla. Mix well. Add the egg and mix well. Preheat oven to 350F. Mix in the dry ingredients, and stir in the chocolate chips. Next, drop the mixture by SMALL teaspoons onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and bake 8 – 10 minutes (watching carefully). Cool on pan for 10-15 minutes.

Although without the gluten, these cookies do end up flattening out, but I have always preferred a chewy cookie to one that is fluffy and cake-like. These chewy cookies are what I would call “Brownie Good”. I’ll definitely keep experimenting with this recipe to perfect it.

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