Product: Udi’s Gluten-Free Classic French Dinner Rolls – $8.99+
You read that right. But go ahead…read that blog title again. Befuddled, are you? Did I mistype? Am I playing some sort of cruel practical joke?
Not at all. What you read is the absolute truth.
Last year, Udi’s unveiled their new dinner rolls (two different kinds: Whole Grain and Classic French), and my area finally got them in. It only took a year. And trust me…I’ve been hunting high and low.
Why? Because every attempt I have ever made at making my own gluten-free dinner rolls have had less than satisfactory results. Too heavy. Too dense. Not the right taste. Wrong. Wrong. All wrong.
But that doesn’t have to be the case anymore. Because Udi’s made gluten-free dinner rolls a no-hassle event. Honestly. These rolls are kept in the freezer. And even though they come from a frozen state, they are so easy to prepare. Put them on a pan and cook from 10-15 minutes. What emerges are perfect dinner rolls, crusty on the outside and light and fluffy on the inside. Light. And. Fluffy.
These rolls are so versatile. Sure, you can serve them up as a side at dinner, with a schmear of butter. Or…you can use them in other ways too. In fact, that’s exactly what I did tonight. After a 4.5 mile run after work, I wanted to come home to an easy-to-prepare dinner. My thought…sliders. While I didn’t have any gluten-free veggie burger patties prepped, I did have some of my gluten-free and vegan homemade bacon in the freezer. I also had some fresh veggies…tomato, avocado, onion, spinach…a deluxe BLT slider looked like it was shaping up.
So, I preheated my oven to 400°F and put the rolls onto a pan. Into the oven they went…for about 5 minutes. Just enough to warm them through. After 5 minutes, I pulled them out and sliced each of them in half. I topped one half with a slice of vegan cheese. Then, I turned on the broiler. Back into the oven they went for a couple of minutes…just enough to melt the cheese. They emerged lightly toasted to perfection. I topped off each slice with the veggies and the vegan and gluten-free bacon, gave it a schmear of my own creation – a sriracha vegan mayonnaise. I pressed the halves together and…viola…Deluxe Gluten-Free and Vegan BLT Sliders. All compliments of Udi’s and their Classic French Dinner Rolls.
I am not going to gussy this up with flowery words. The Udi’s Gluten-Free Classic French Dinner Rolls are AMAZING! Honestly. If you had company over for dinner and placed these in a bread basket for dinner…no one would even guess that they were gluten-free. My roommate, as we know, does not have to eat gluten-free and she LOVED these rolls. Loved them. Especially how weightless they seem. They taste fantastic…on their own or dressed up however you like it.
If you haven’t tried these amazing dinner rolls from Udi’s Gluten-Free…you are missing out. Find them. And if you can’t…see if your grocery store or natural food store can order them in. Trust me. They are amazing and I intend to always keep them stocked in my freezer. I can build meals around these…or just let them shine as a side.
Thank you Udi’s…for filling the dinner roll gap I had in my life. Much love.