Look who's late to the party! I recently moved to the 'burbs and in the midst of closing on our house, moving and dealing with our bambino I totally got lazy with my blog. I seriously bought a box of Betty Crocker Brownie Mix and Cake Mix in like late May/early June. I was SO excited you don't even know. I have since carted my cake mix from my last place to the new place and intend to make a double layer cake soon - which I will of course post about. :)
Today though, it's all about their brownies. Let me just say that I applaud General Mills for stepping up and being progressive by offering specialty lines of mass market products. I love that I can go into any supermarket and pick up gluten free cereal and now dessert mixes just as easily as I can milk. I have to admit though, I was never a huge fan of Betty Crocker before. I am more of a Duncan Hines girl, but that doesn't matter now right? ;)
The Betty Crocker gf brownies are easy to make. Pour out the mix, add your ingredients, mix together and bake. The result is a soft, yet believable brownie that is similar to their non-gf version (I made the hubby try it). The downside - they don't fluff up very much and they get hard after a day. I had them wrapped in plastic, but they still got a bit hard around the edges. That didn't really stop me from eating it the next day, but it would have been nice if they lasted a tad longer. I know Pamela's brownies tend to stay soft for a couple of days.
Overall I was pleased. I don't know that I would favor the Betty Crocker mix over an established GF brand like Pamela's, but in a pinch I would definitely pick up a box - plus it's really affordable.