I have written about Holiday Baking Company 2 separate times, here and here. Well, I went to the library yesterday and since HBC is right down the street, I stopped in. I had heard through the grapevine that there were going to be selling Take & Bake Pizza and I wanted in on that! Lisa, the proprietor, informed me that the Take & Bake Pizza will be available starting on Thursday (July 16, 2009). Also, next week (July 21, 2009 – July 25, 2009) they will be having a “Christmas in July” sale! They will be sampling & selling all kinds of Christmas cookies, gingerbread & fruit cakes! I will definitely be stopping by for that!
In lieu of the Take & Bake, I bought a pre-baked pizza crust, multi-grain dinner rolls & and some mini cappuccino chip muffins. I love trying new GF goodies!
I came home & Jon got down on his hands & knees and begged me to make pizza for lunch. Okay, twist my arm. I heated the oven to 350 and spread the pizza crust with some Three Cheese Prego sauce & sprinkled some mozzarella & provolone cheese on top. I baked it for about 12-14 minutes, checking frequently. Jon loved the pizza, as did I! The crust is got a little crisp to it, which is not easy to accomplish gluten-free. The spices in the crust were perfect. Jon had leftover cold pizza for dinner last night and said it tasted just like Donato’s! That is a huge compliment coming from my son.
The multi-grain dinner rolls were fantastic! I had one with my dinner last night at room temp, un-toasted and no spread and it was wonderful. It didn’t need anything. Great texture & flavor. Jon had 2 today…I split & toasted them in my toaster oven (which I think I broke, by the way) and then topped with Prego again and more mozzarella & made mini-pizzas. Jon loved them! We have them set to use for mini pulled pork sandwiches tonight.
We have had the cappuccino chip muffins before and they did not disappoint.
Thanks again, Lisa, for all of your hard work. We gluten-free customers really appreciate it!
Make sure to check out my new Examiner article on Gluten-free Christmas in July in Columbus.