Let me start by stating that I am NO Betty Crocker! I do not like to cook/bake/etc. and I dread spending time in the kitchen. That said, I was a bit curious as to how I would feel about the new Pillsbury Simply… Biscuits & Breads. I love the idea of fresh, warm bread but would it really work out for our family?
When reading the ingredients on the Simply… Rustic French Bread, I was glad to find that there is no milk listed. We have a hunch that my daughter may be lactose intolerant so I have been searching high and low for lactose-free products. I love how this bread only contains basic ingredients like water, flour, and baking powder. Just pop open the roll, throw it on a greased cookie sheet, and stick it in the oven for about 20 minutes.
Voila! Fresh French Bread!
The bread came out lovely. It was crisp and flaky on the outside but the inside was fluffy and baked to perfection. My daughter and I enjoyed it with olive oil and balsamic vinegar while my husband had it straight. He was not very impressed. As a stand-alone snack the bread is very plain as it is very simple. That just means that it is ideal for garlic bread, with soup, and to dip. I definitely prefer this over store-bought loaves.
The Simply…Buttermilk Biscuits got a different test. Two peckish women and six ravenous little girls waited patiently as I got the biscuits ready. This was easiest baking I have ever done. Each biscuits is already pre-cut so you just separate and place on a cookie sheet. Twelve minutes later you have piping-hot nooks and crannies ready to be cut and buttered.
These went over fantastic with everyone, from the biscuit-loving 9-year-old to the four-toothed 14-month-old. One of my friends commented that she is very familiar with Pillsbury products and she could definitely taste the difference in the recipe. It was apparent that these biscuits did not contain all the additives that are usually found in like products. I know what I’m picking up the next time I want to make breakfast sandwiches!
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