THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THE WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN A POST BY FEB. 4.
Enter Giveaway below to win a box of gfJules™ Gluten-Free Baking Mix.
Receive a FREE sample of gfJules™ Gluten-Free Flour. (Scroll to bottom for details.)
Jules Shepard has started a new line of Gluten-Free mixes. To be more precise, she is re-launching her popular gluten-free baking mixes under a new company name: gfJules™. So, if you’re already familiar with her gluten-free flour mixes, make sure you’re getting THE Real Jules.
I’m happy to support Jules in her new venture. She has done so much for the gluten-free community. Her cookbook was one of the very first I bought when I started this gluten-free lifestyle almost 10 years ago. I bought it directly from her at a Chesapeake Celiac Support Group. You may have participated in the annual Gluten-Free Cookie Swap on Facebook and Pinterest that she organizes each year. And, we’ve all benefited from her work on the 1 in 133 organization. My family and I were glad to be able to attend the 11-foot tall gluten-free cake-building event in 2011. The event was certainly a big push to get the gluten-free labeling laws noticed, passed, and finally implemented last year.
I make a lot of gluten-free food from scratch. I have a pantry filled with a variety of gluten-free flours, but I have to say that I really like the convenience of starting with baking mixes. A tried and tested gluten-free mix that works just right for the product you want just seems to make life a little easier. Jules sent me a box each of the Gluten-Free Pancake & Waffle Mix and the Graham Cracker/Gingerbread Mix to try.
The gfJules website says this about her baking mixes:
- “All gfJules products are free of the Top 8 food allergens
- All gfJules products are made in a dedicated GF and allergen-free facility
- If you don’t love it, and we can’t find a way to help you love it, then we’ll refund your purchase price”
gfJules™ Gluten-Free Pancake & Waffle Mix
- No brown Rice Flour
- No Bean Flours
- No Dairy, Nuts or Soy
I was so happy to see that this mix is dairy-free! So many of the gluten-free mixes in the stores contain powdered milk. I made pancakes with the mix, and my kids LOVED them! The pancakes browned very nicely, but I have to warn you. It is a very thick batter. The first batch I made I added some water to thin it out, so the batter would spread after being poured onto the skillet. That was my mistake because the pancakes ended up gummy inside. After reading the cooking instructions more carefully, it says to “spread the batter with a spoon so the pancake is not too thick.” OK, lesson learned.
Following the directions, the pancakes turned out much better and still moist. That makes it perfect for reheating frozen leftovers in the toaster, if you have any. Each box comes with two bags of mix. I found that each bag made about 16-20 pancakes depending on the size you make them.
gfJules™ Gluten-Free Graham Cracker/Gingerbread Mix
The graham cracker mix makes a large batch. It was quick and easy to mix them up. To roll them out, I didn’t add extra flour as the directions said to do. I simply rolled them out on parchment paper, with plastic wrap on top. That works out well for me, and I don’t have to worry about extra flour. I rolled out half the dough to about a 12″x 16″ rectangle, and cut the crackers into roughly 2″ squares. (I ended up with about 80 crackers.) I sprinkled some of them with cinnamon-sugar before baking and they were even tastier.
Perfect for some yummy s’mores, or just for snacking. This would be great for making gingerbread men and gingerbread houses for the holidays, too. You just need to add some additional spices to the mix.
Enter to win a gfJules™ Gluten-Free Baking Mix
Finally, the giveaway details! Jules has offered to give a full-size box of one of her baking mixes to two lucky readers.
- To enter, simply leave a comment below saying which product you would like to try: gfJules™ Pancake & Waffle Mix or gfJules™ Gluten-Free Graham Cracker/Gingerbread Mix.
- You can receive bonus entries for letting your friends know about the giveaway on Twitter, Facebook, or other social media. Just be sure to come back and leave an additional comment below letting us know where you mentioned it.
- Make sure when you’re leaving a comment, that you put your email address in the appropriate box so that I can contact you if you win.
- All comments/entries must be received no later than 11:59 pm EDT, Saturday Jan. 31, 2015.
Two Winners will be chosen using a random generator. Each winner will receive one box of their choice of gfJules™ gluten-free baking mixes. The winner should respond within 48 hours after being contacted by email. If I’m unable to contact a winner, another winner will be chosen. Good Luck! Keep reading for details on how everyone can get a sample of gfJules™ Gluten-Free Flour Mix.
Jules has also generously agreed to send EVERYONE a 3/4 Cup sample of gfJules™ Gluten-Free Flour Mix. The flour is used as a 1:1 replacement that works in just about any recipe, but it will come with a recipe to make muffins. It costs you nothing, not even shipping. You simply need to send an email requesting a sample to Samples@gfJules.com. Be sure to include your U.S. shipping address. (Sorry, the free samples will not be shipped out of country.)
Some of the benefits of her Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour:
- Certified GF from GFCO
- Certified Kosher from OU
- Made in a dedicated GF and top 8 food allergen-free facility
- 1:1 flour that works in nearly of your favorite recipes (and it’s guaranteed)
- the flour is tasteless and has no grit – just like the white flour you’re used to baking with
- 18 month shelf life