Thursday, August 6, 2009

Cherrybrook Kitchen Products

I've known about Cherrybrook Kitchen for awhile, as my sister has made it for me before. However, I decided to try out the mixes for myself since I'm becoming a baker after the release of the Betty Crocker Gluten Free mixes. Cherrybrook Kitchen's entire "Gluten Free Dreams" line is also vegan and peanut/nut free, so it's very good for people with multiple allergies or sensitivities.



My old roommate introduced me to the Cherrybrook Kitchen Vanilla Frosting awhile ago. Neither of us were very pleased with it -- it was hard to spread and practically tasteless.

The first mix I tried was the Chocolate Chip Cookies mix.



The cookies came out terribly. They didn't cook through very well despite beginning to burn on the bottom while in the oven. I told my sister this and she reminded me that she had the same experience when making Cherrybrook Kitchen products in the past.

The other mix I tried was the Gluten Free Chocolate Cake.



I was much happier with the results of this mix.



The cake came out pretty well, but I still had problems with it not cooling very well. It came out of the baking pan without a problem, but once I let it sit out it didn't really cool properly. I went to spread the frosting on an hour later (or maybe even longer) and the frosting did not spread very well.

All in all, I would consider using the Chocolate Cake mix again but wouldn't go back to the Chocolate Chip cookies. After perusing their website, I saw that they now have a gluten free chocolate chip pancake mix -- look for a review on that soon!

Enjoy!

Cherrybrook Kitchen
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1 comment:

Debbie said...

Yeah you know I'm not a big fan of the Cherrybrook line. I completely agree with you on the frosting, and found their cake mix fickle. If I'm going to use a mix I typically go with Pamela's but more often do it from scratch with the Tom Sawyer Flour Blend.