I’d heard about Better Batter gluten-free flour mixes and baking products for a while but hadn’t been able to track any down in Saskatoon. Then a few weeks back I was in Home Sense and found a stash of Better Batter products in the gluten-free food section. I got pretty excited.
According to the Better Batter website Winners and Home Sense are the only stores in Canada they’re currently selling in. It looks like they were shipping orders placed by phone to Canada at one time but unfortunately not anymore.
I bought the basic flour blend and two packages of the biscuit and pancake mix.
Since I’m not a pancake fan I wasn’t even interested in using this mix for pancakes. But biscuits … now that’s something I like.
All you need is the mix and some liquid – milk, buttermilk, water. I used unsweetened almond milk with 1 teaspoon lemon juice.
I made one plain biscuit and then mixed in fresh dill and some Daiya cheddar to make a cheddar-dill biscuit. The dill flavor didn’t totally shine through but I bet if I used dried it would have been even more dilly. Using more fresh dill would work but then you’d probably need so much that it would look funny. It’s up to you.
I added 1/2 cup of Daiya cheddar shreds and 2 heaping tablespoons of fresh dill.
The biscuit mix combined nicely and it was a soft, sticky dough – just like the package said it should. When I added the Daiya cheese it got a bit dry, so I added a bit more liquid.
The instructions say to drop the biscuit mix by 1/2 cup measures onto a greased or parchment-lined baking sheet. I think 1/2 cup is a lot. Those would be huge biscuits. Perhaps if you do biscuits as sandwich buns or something then that size would be okay. Instead I did 1/4 cup measures and got 10 nice sized cheese biscuits and 1 larger plain biscuit (equivalent of 2 smaller biscuits).
Have you ever had Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits? They are buttery and garlicky. So I felt like replicating this type of biscuit by melting some vegan margarine (about 1 heaping tablespoon) with 1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic. I brushed the tops of some of these cheddar biscuits with the melted margarine. Yum!
The plain biscuit tasted great, by the way. It was fluffy and light. There was a perfect amount of saltiness. I’d eat these plain any day too.
I paid $5.99 for a box of this Better Batter Gluten Free Pancake/Biscuit Mix at Home Sense. When I looked online on the Better Batter website it looks like this same size box sells for $7.50. I feel like I got a pretty good deal then! I’m definitely going to stock up on their products the next time I see them at Home Sense.