Eat Pastry. I love that name. And I usually have a container of the company’s yummy cookie dough in my refrigerator. Just in case I need a hot cookie or a spoonful of dough. So when the company recently offered to send Chic Vegan some samples of their new gluten-free baking mixes, I was eager to try them out.
First, a little background. Eat Pastry is a vegan-owned and operated business. While the products are not certified organic, they use select organic ingredients. Everything is 100 percent vegan, non-GMO Verified and made in a Gluten-Free Certified Facility. Impressive.
I tried three of the new mixes. Here’s my impression of each:
Chocolate Chip Muffin. This was my least favorite of the three. The chocolate chips all sank to the bottom and I had a hard time getting the muffins out of the tin. They tasted OK, but they weren’t very good muffins overall. Perhaps some ingredient tweaking is in order. Note that they offer a plain muffin mix, which might be a better choice.
Buttermilk Biscuits. I love biscuits. I especially love them plain and hot out of the oven. I’ve made them for years and I know how easy it is to overcook them, so I was especially careful to watch the time on these. Good call. They were yummy. A tiny bit grainy, but nice and doughy overall. I would buy this mix again.
Chocolate Cake. This was the best of the three and a winner all around. It made a cute little cake (you can also make cupcakes) that tasted great. My husband, who isn’t remotely vegan and who loves anything sweet, tried a piece and loved it, too.
By the way, the batter for each mix was tasty on its own. Raw batter – isn’t that one of the perks of being vegan?
The mixes are all simple and only require the addition of oil and non-dairy milk. You can dress them up as much as you want (the boxes have some suggestions). They would be handy if you need a quick treat and they would also be great additions to a gluten-free care package. Start with the chocolate cake. You’ll like it!