Gluten Free Crescent Rolls

Read any of my previous blog posts and you will quickly learn about my love for all things Chebe Bread. Seriously, the stuff is amazing and makes for some killer gluten free recipes! (Including one of my favorites – the Buffalo Chicken Calzone!) But sometimes, you’ve got to stick with the basics. Chebe Bread is fantastic for basic, delicious dinner rolls.

About a week ago, I decided to put a little twist on my Chebe rolls. I was planning a yummy gluten free pasta night for the Hubs and myself – and what would go better with pasta than cresent rolls with cheese and garlic powder? Sounds great, right? Here’s how I did it…

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What you’ll need:
1 box Chebe Bread Mix (I used the Chebe Cheese Bread Mix)
Ingredients for bread (eggs, oil, water)
Melted Butter
Garlic Powder
Cheese

Follow the instructions on the box to prepare the Chebe Bread mix. I never stray from the instructions except to sometimes add just a touch more water if it seems a little too dry.

Once you’re dough is ready, roll it out into a flat circle. Take your melted butter and brush it over the surface of the dough until it is completely covered. Then, sprinkle on some garlic powder (let your taste buds decide how much garlic is too much!)

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After that, cut your circle into triangles, as if you were cutting up a pizza. Sprinkle each triangle with some shredded cheese of your liking.

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Roll up each triangle into a cresent roll and bake at 375 degrees for approximately 15-20 minutes.

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The only thing left to do now is enjoy! 🙂

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Gluten Free Cinnamon Roll-Ups

It’s no secret that I love Chebe bread. In fact, I could start a Chebe bread fan club I love it so much. Usually I have to order it online from Amazon.com because I can’t find it in any local stores, but recently a local health food shop downtown started stocking it. Needless to say, our house is fully stocked up now!

So when this weekend rolled around, my brand new box of cinnamon roll mix was calling my name. Nothing like some freshly baked cinnamon rolls, or roll ups as I like to make them, to start the day.

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The thing that I love best about Chebe mix is that it couldn’t be easier. Just preheat your oven to 375 degrees and follow the instructions on the box! All you need is the mix, milk, vegetable oil and 2 eggs!

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Once your dough is ready to go, take a rolling pin and flatten it out. Brush melted butter over the dough.

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Then take some brown sugar and cinnamon or cinnamon sugar and sprinkle it over the top. (I always through in some powdered sugar as well, but I love powdered sugar! Totally up to you!) Cut your delicious dough into strips.

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Now it’s time to roll up those strips! Place them on a cookie sheet with the seam facing down and bake.

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Once they come out of the oven, I always add a little melted butter to the top (just to soften them up a bit!). Today I sprinkled some powder sugar on top. But sometimes I like to mix powdered sugar, butter and milk together to make a “frosting” topping. Or maybe you have a frosting mix of your own that you’d like to try! No matter what, these rolls are delicious!

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Enjoy!

The Biaggi’s Experience

For those of you who are gluten-free, you know what a treat eating at a restaurant with a really good gluten-free menu can be! I don’t mean one of those restaurants with a “pseudo” gluten-free menu where they really just highlight the salads, steaks and potatos and call that a gluten-free menu. I mean a really good, authentic gluten-free menu with pizzas and pastas and breads! Yum! Bet your mouth is watering right now just thinking about it!

Well Biaggi’s is one of those restaurants. And bonus for me – there is one less than half a mile from my office!

Check out the menu here: http://www.biaggis.com/pdf/menus/menu_glutenfree2.pdf

One of my favorite things about eating here has always been not just the amazing pizza and pasta, but also the delicious gluten-free bread they bring out before the meal. Of course you have to request it, but it’s always warm and SO SO good! Since being gluten-free means I hardly ever get bread at a restaurant, this is a special treat for me, and I come extra hungry whenever I plan a meal at Biaggi’s!

Well last Friday I went to lunch at Biaggi’s with my co-workers. Prepped for a carb-loaded lunch, I skipped breakfast and came to lunch extra-hungry. I ordered my usual Diet Dr. Pepper and gluten-free bread. Our server responded with “Gluten-Free bread is an extra dollar.”

I said, “Excuse me? We eat here all the time. When did that happen?”

She told us this was a new policy that went into effect about two weeks ago. She asked if I still wanted the bread and of course I said yes. I was starving! And so excited about eating bread at a restaurant!

My co-workers were so upset! Their regular “gluten-filled” bread was brought to the table at no additional charge. Of course I wasn’t upset about the dollar. It was just a dollar after all. But they were upset about me being singled out like that.

I understand that gluten-free items are more expensive than regular menu items. But several days later something still doesn’t feel quite right about my experience… I will definitely be removing Biaggi’s from my list of favorite Gluten-free friendly restaurants.

Have you ever had something like this happen to you at a restaurant because of a food allergy? Tell me about it!