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Thursday, December 9, 2010
Pamela's Products Unveils Holiday Baking Menu
PAMELA'S PRODUCTS UNVEILS HOLIDAY BAKING MENU
MAKE ANY HOLIDAY DISH GLUTEN-FREE WITH PAMELA'S PRODUCTS BAKING MIXES

(Ukiah, CA--November 2010) Pamela's Products has developed a special Holiday Dinner Menu to make your gluten-free holiday quick, easy and delicious with their versatile baking mixes. The mixes are so easy-to-use that most holiday recipes can be easily transformed into a gluten-free dish without having to search for new 'gluten-free recipes'. You can view our entire Holiday Menu online at http://www.pamelasproducts.com/fallmenu/fallmenu.html.

With the holiday season around the corner, home chefs are spending time making special treats and planning festive menus to share with family and friends. Planning pre-dinner cocktails? Our new Holiday Dinner Menu is filled with winning recipes of great 'bites' from our Annual Greatest Gluten-Free Recipe Contest. BLT Fritters with Pesto Mayonnaise, Cornbread Cuties, Steamed Pork Dumplings, Sausage Rolls and Cheese-puff Pastry Appetizers will have everyone sated and looking forward to your main course. And gravy is back on the menu. Just add some of our Baking & Pancake Mix or Gluten-Free Bread Mix to your pan drippings and you can make a delicious and satisfying gluten-free sauce or gravy. Dishes with breadcrumbs or toppings? We've got that covered too, with our simple recipe for Pamela's Amazing Toasted Breadcrumbs.

Most would agree that a Holiday Season staple is Pumpkin Pie. To make the Perfect Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie simply substitute traditional flour with Pamela's Products Gluten-Free Bread Mix:

Pie Crust
1/2 bag Pamela's Gluten-Free Bread Mix
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 sticks (16 TBSP) unsalted butter, chilled
6 to 7 tablespoons cold water

Filling
1 can of pumpkin puree (15 ounce)
1 can of evaporated milk (12 oz)
1/2 cup of sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon of salt
Yield: One 9-inch pumpkin pie

In bowl, cut butter and shortening into Pamela's Gluten-Free Bread Mix with two knives until small pea sized pieces form. Slowly add water until dough comes together, not sticky. Add 1 teaspoon additional water if dough is too dry. Do not over handle dough. Roll out dough between two sheets of parchment or wax paper. Peel off top paper and invert into a lightly greased pie dish. Peel off second sheet and fix crust edge.

In medium bowl, beat eggs slightly with wire whisk. Beat in remaining filling ingredients. Pour filling into pie plate. Cover edge of crust with 2- to 3-inch strip of foil to prevent excessive browning. Place pie plate on bottom oven rack. Bake 15 minutes at 425°F. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F. Bake about 45 minutes longer, removing foil during last 15 minutes of baking, until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 30 minutes. Refrigerate about 4 hours or until chilled.

While 1 in 100 individuals suffer from Celiac Disease, with many more suffering from gluten-intolerance, many families are learning they can easily create delicious, all-inclusive dishes for all their loved ones to enjoy. Gluten is present in almost all forms of traditional bread, baking mixes and baked goods, making holidays especially challenging for those with gluten-intolerance. But, planning an all-inclusive holiday menu can be done with simple substitutions. Pamela's Products baking mixes eliminate the stress of having to locate or create 'special' dishes or treats. For example, Pamela's Products Baking & Pancake Mix can be used to make biscuits, cookies, nut bread, loafs, cakes, muffins and other baked treats, and Pamela's Products Gluten-Free Bread Mix can be used to make an assortment of savory breads, rolls and pie crusts. And, don't forget the gravy, casseroles or anything that needs thickening...

Pamela's Products website has many new sweet and savory recipes that may tempt you for the Holidays or any day. Recipe variations and baking information may be found at www.pamelasproducts.com/recipe_frames.html. If you would like to skip baking altogether, Pamela's Products offers a delicious array of readymade cookies and cakes. Readymade chocolate cake, coffee cake and cheesecakes are the perfect ending to any decadent holiday bash.

Pamela Giusto-Sorrells, founder of Pamela's Products has appeared on NBC & ABC affiliates nationally, KRON and KTVK. Pamela's Products have been featured on the Today Show, The Doctors, in Gourmet Magazine, Woman's Day, Real Simple and many other outlets.

For additional information on Pamela's Products, please visit www.pamelasproducts.com. Media inquiries, please contact Agnes Gomes-Koizumi (agnes@ agkmedia.com) or Julie Du Brow (julie@dubroworks.com) at 323-937-5488 or 310-821-2463.

ABOUT PAMELA'S PRODUCTS
Pamela's Products (www.pamelasproducts.com) offers a complete line of Traditional Cookies, Organic Cookies, Biscotti, Simplebites Mini Cookies, Baking Mixes and Ready-to-Eat cakes. Award-winning, Pamela's Products can be found in natural food and grocery stores throughout North America and on the web at www.pamelasproducts.com. Setting the standard for great taste since 1988, Pamela's Products continues to create the most delicious wheat-free and gluten-free foods, with their Baking & Pancake Mix and Chocolate Brownie Mix consistently holding the #1 position in the entire Natural Foods category.

Pamela's Products are a tried-and-true staple for Celiacs. Celiac Disease is the world's most common autoimmune disease, with the only treatment today being a strict adherence to a diet devoid of gluten. Gluten is most commonly contained in wheat (durum, semolina, kamut, spelt), rye, barley and triticale. (For more complete information, please visit www.gluten.net, "About".) People with autism spectrum disorders, cancer, wheat allergies, alternative diets, and even those adhering to a Kosher or 'natural' diet, also frequently turn to Pamela's Products for satisfying that sweet tooth or simply for making bread or pancakes.

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