Who wants some carbs????
(I know. That wasn’t a serious question.)
A few weeks ago, Dassant reached out to me and asked me if I’d like to try some of their mixes. I was all set to receive four free samples, when I realized, “WAIT!!!!”
“Can I have some for my friends too?”
I mean, I don’t like to talk about something unless I have enough to share with everyone, you know?
So they said that I could have some to share with you too!
Over the past few weeks, I’ve tried three of the four mixes they sent me.
First, there were the truffle brownies. They were easy to make (mix + butter + an egg) and turned out perfectly — chewy, chocolately, and begging to be smothered in vanilla ice cream (which I did).
Next, there was the beer bread.
I love beer bread, and while it’s super easy to make — I have a very trusty recipe I use often — I didn’t mind going this route. It was just beer + mix and baked up pretty quickly, thanks to my super-hot oven (side note: if anyone can recommend a good/cheap oven thermometer, I’d appreciate it). I served it with the chicken kebabs and creamy pesto dip I made a couple weeks ago and loved it. It was definitely better than my homemade stuff!
On Sunday night, in an effort to get excited for the week ahead, I made the cinnamon bread (egg + water + mix). I’m torn between the cinnamon bread and the beer bread as my favorite, but the cinnamon bread definitely wins the award for “Best In-Oven Smell.” It just smelled amazing while it was baking. The bread was even better than I expected; the flavor isn’t strong like cinnamon raisin bread — it’s more of a light, sweet, carmel flavor. It doesn’t need butter or anything; I’ve just been having it plain as a bedtime snack.
I haven’t made the pumpkin mix yet, because you actually need canned pumpkin for that, and since it’s 100 degrees outside right now, buying pumpkin just isn’t on my mind. I might save that mix for when I want to pretend it’s fall here.
Overall, I really liked all the mixes! The brownie was good, but I probably wouldn’t order it online, just because it was as good as some store mixes I love making things from scratch, but I have no problem getting help from the experts from time to time, especially when it means I can keep myself from dirtying up more measuring cups.
Give It Up to Me
Dassant has generously offered to give one of you a four-pack of the mixes of his or her choice! To win:
1. Check out the Dassant website and choose which mix you’d most like to try. (It’s not easy!)
2. Leave a comment here letting me which baking mix you’d choose and what person, dead or alive, you’d most like to spend an hour in the kitchen making said mix with (and tell me why)!
You have until Sunday 8/21 at 11 PM PST to enter; I’ll choose a winner at random from the all of the comments.
And if you can’t wait that long to try out one of their mixes, you can use the promo code RACHEL when you order on the Dassant website for 25 percent off your purchase!
Over and out!