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I've started to get my appetite back a little bit after over a week of being ill and now that I'm feeling better I was itching to get back into the kitchen. I wanted to make something tasty but really easy - gluten free mini pizzas seemed the perfect answer!
Newburn Bakehouse - aka the gluten free branch of Warburtons - kindly sent me some samples of their new recipe sandwich thins to try, and these seemed perfect for my base.
They sent me two flavours - the linseed, millet and sunflower seed ones, and the sweeter version with sultanas and orange. Both are gluten and dairy free and suitable for vegetarians.
New recipe vs old recipe
I confess I have never even tried the old recipe ones so Newburn Bakehouse also sent me a pack of the old recipe linseed, millet and sunflower seed ones to try.
On first glance the difference was clear to see - the older ones looked a lot more dense while the new ones were softer and a bit bigger too.
I also thought the newer recipe had a nicer, more golden look to them. They tasted nicer too - a lot softer whereas the older recipe were a bit dry in comparison. A good start so far!
Sultana and orange thins
I didn't receive an old recipe of the sweeter thins but I can imagine the difference is pretty similar. These smelt amazing and reminded me of hot cross buns! I toasted these lightly and just spread them with a little butter and they were amazing.
I found them really soft and there were loads of yummy pieces of fruit - they'd be lovely in place of a teacake or similar with a cup of tea in the afternoon!
Making mini gluten free pizzas
Using these to make mini pizzas was so simple and these would be great for a buffet, party food for children (or grown ups!) or a picnic, as you could eat them cold too.
I was a bit limited by what I had in the fridge but I topped half of them with:
- Gluten and dairy free pesto from Sacla
- Goat's cheese
- Chopped red peppers
And I topped the other half with:
- Goat's cheese
- Chopped jalapenos
I popped them all on a baking tray and put them in a 200'C oven for 10 minutes and they were done! So simple, and you could top them with anything from sun-dried tomatoes and olives to pepperoni or spicy chorizo. The choice is all yours.
You can find the Newburn Bakehouse sandwich thins at stockists including Tesco, Sainsbury's, Morrisons, Ocado and Waitrose.
Have you tried these gluten free sandwich thins? What would you top them with? Comment below with your best suggestions as I still have a few left to eat and would love some ideas!
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