Friday, October 15, 2010
O'Doughs Gluten Free Bakery: Flax Seed Pizza Kit and Buns and a Giveaway
Recently, O'Doughs sent us a variety of products to review and we meticulously tasted each one. It can be a hard life. Two products stood out as clear winners - the white buns and flax seed pizza crusts.
The flax seed pizza crust comes in a kit, complete with pizza sauce. The crusts are square and medium thickness. They are very easy to work with and sturdy. The taste is slightly sweet with a nice nuttiness from the flax seed. We tested the crusts in our oven, toaster oven and on the grill. All worked nicely, creating a crispy crust. The accompanying sauce comes in individual packets, and the boys really liked it. It is a classic pizza sauce flavor with adequate spice. Nutritionally the flax seed crusts are better than many gluten free products. The fat content is moderately high, due to the flax and canola oil, but the crusts do have 5 g of fiber each. This isn't a traditional Italian crust, but a winner for taste and convenience.
And how did we top our pizza crusts? Aaron chose pepperoni of course, and I topped it off with blue cheese, onion, purple cabbage and peaches. The toppings played nicely with the sweetness in the crust.
Next up is the hamburger buns. Aaron preferred the white buns to the flax and appreciated the sturdy but not too dense texture of the buns. They were best toasted and had a neutral slightly sweet flavor.Overall, the buns were one of the better hamburger buns we have tasted. Often we find hamburger buns to be either dry bricks, super chewy, or to have strong off flavors from the gluten free flours. These didn't demonstrate any of those traits. And Aaron needs a good bun to keep in that bacon, blue cheese and mustard burger. Juicy and gooey deserves a good vessel.
As a special treat O'Doughs is offering a giveaway on Breaking Bread Blog. Leave a comment or send me an email at (sheryl at breakingbreadblog dot com) telling us how you would top your pizza crust or burger bun, and we we enter you into a drawing to win one of three sampler boxes each containing four full size O'Doughs products. The deadline for entry is Friday, October 22nd, midnight Pacific time and the super lucky winners will be notified by October 25th, 2010.