A Line of GF Baking Mixes and Sweet Products
Product Description: Sticky Fingers Bakeries was founded in 1987 by fraternity brothers Tom Owens and Ted Vogelman of San Diego. The scones were such a hit in their retail bakery that they developed a mix so customers could always have them on hand. We asked them to send us the “plain” in their GF line, which they call “Original”. The mixes come in many flavors including Meyer Lemon, Wild Blueberry, Pumpkin Cranberry and others. They claim to have one of the largest selections of English scone mixes sold worldwide. The mixes contain no artificial flavors, colors, preservatives, trans-fats or saturated fats. The Cranberry Orange Curd is a “bright and lively take” on the classic English lemon curd. Their fruit spreads are made in small batches with fresh fruit and contain no preservatives, artificial flavors or high fructose corn syrup.
Scone mix: White Rice Flour, Sugar, Potato Starch, Buttermilk Powder, Tapioca Starch, Baking Powder [(Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Corn Starch, Monocalcium Phosphate) leavening], Canola Oil (Ascorbic Acid & Rosemary added to preserve freshness), Sea Salt, Baking Soda, Xanthan Gum. Contains: Milk Produced in a certified gluten-free manufacturing facility.
Curd: Sugar, fresh eggs, water, butter (pasteurized cream, salt), cranberry juice concentrate, pure orange oil, citric acid, xanthan.
Test Kitchen Overview: The mix is quick to put together. We added some raisins and blueberries to our scones. Very easy to make but we found the result just okay. On the other hand, the Cranberry Orange Curd had caught our eye, as we love lemon curd and hadn’t seen this variation before. It made our lips and brain pucker (in a good way) and pay attention!
Pros: The mix takes all the guesswork out of making a GF scone. If you are looking for a very basic mix, give this one a try. We loved the curd; a great alternative to classic lemon. Color and flavor are bright and clear and strong. Slathered on top of a buttered English muffin, this Cranberry Orange Curd was stellar.
Cons: Scones had a slightly gummy texture and were very “white” in look and taste; somewhat bland.
Suggested Use: The mix was very easy to make. The curd can be used on muffins and scones or even as a filling for a cake or tart. Both would be good for tucking into a gift basket.
Where to Buy: From Sticky Fingers directly or use their find-a-store feature.
Price at Time of Review:
Mix is $6.25 and makes about 10 scones.
The curd is $5.99 for 8.2 ounces.
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Bakepedia received this product as a gift for review. All opinions are the reviewer’s own.