Crimbles gluten free pastry. Speedy delivery, well priced, product as described.
Acceptable alternative to normal pastry. My daughter is gluten inolerant and it’s been a big struggle finding replacements for all the things she liked and got used to before the intolerance was diagnosed. Pastry is of course a fairly important basic ingredient and we’ve found that making your own from gf flour is a hit and miss affair. Thank you mrs crimblejust add water and this mix makes a very acceptable pastry. It is quite tricky to work – if you get it too wet it turns into a sticky mushy mess – but even if you get it just right, it doesn’t hold together like normal pastry: it’s best used in pie tins or dishes and it needs to be formed quite thick. Consequently, the finished pie is rather stodgy and a lot of pastry gets left on the side of the plate. It has an unassuming but somewhat distinctive taste – slightly salty – and texture – slightly gritty. Failings aside, it does the job well enough.
(6 PACK) – Mrs Crimbles – Pastry Mix | 200g | 6 PACK BUNDLE
- Gluten Free
- Makes one large pie or 14 tarts.
- Can be made dairy free
- Wheat free
Does what it is supposed to do.
This is the first time i have used this pastry mix, i have tried all the other gf ones and they were all a waste of money, but, this mrs crimbles came out perfect. It held together well and rolled out like normal pastry made with wheat flour. It is certainly much better than my own gf pastry and i will now be buying this in multi-packs.I make a lot of pastry goods. My husband thought it was a great improvement over mine. . Add the water a teaspoon at a time, not all at once. Blend it in fully before adding more, do not over water, it’s best with too little than too much, then just work the pastry on a floured surface until it holds together and is smooth, roll out, cut out, bake, perfect.
This is my first time using this mrs crimbles pastry mix and it is the best i’ve found so far, making much more palatable pastry than other packet mixes i’ve tried or home made pastry. It is surprisingly easy to use as it is quite pliable and not too crumbly like it so often can be. I have only used it as a top crust for small pies, and just pat it flat and shape with my hands, using some gluten-free flour on the worktop saver and my hands. I’ve not tried making a big pie with it though. You only need to add water to this mixture, and i found it easy enough to reduce the quantities quoted if you aren’t using all the mixture in one go. You can get about 4 top crusts using a one portion pie dish, as i don’t make large pies. It’s real handy to have in the cupboard for when i need it, and i will be purchasing some more. As with any gluten-free pastry you do have to keep it quite thick, which means it can have quite a different consistency after it has been cooked to normal wheat flour pastry. It bakes with quite a hard top and quite crumbly and soft underneath, but this is the case with any gluten-free pastry and anyone with a gluten intolerance accepts that pastry just doesn’t taste the same as with the normal wheat flour type.
(6 PACK) – Mrs Crimbles – Pastry Mix | 200g | 6 PACK BUNDLE : My son will be pleased he can have a pie.