Does anything smell or taste better than homemade bread? Probably not, so we were very happy when we were asked to test Pillsbury’s new artisan bread mixes.
Pillsbury has introduced three new savory quick bread mixes, which you can easily make and enjoy—even when you are short on time. The new Pillsbury artisan bread mixes only take 40 minutes to prepare from start to finish and will allow you to enjoy fresh baked bread, homemade pizza, focaccia and bread sticks any time of the day.
The Pillsbury artisan bread mixes come in three varieties; County White Artisan Bread Mix; Garlic & Herb Artisan Bread Mix and Parmesan & Basil Artisan Bread Mix.
We decided to make the garlic and herb variety. There were instructions on the box for both bread and rolls. We decided to make the rolls. The instructions were simple. Mix together the packet of yeast and flour with some water. Mix until combined, then knead about 50 times. It was very simple to do. No bread making experience is required for this. The mixture had to rest for a few minutes but no rising time was needed. The instructions told us to make 16 dough balls for rolls and bake. We were at high altitude (5700 feet) when we made the recipe and there were no instructions on the box or modifications needed. They did let me know what changes to make which are provided after the review.
The rolls baked up quickly and browned nicely. I generally prefer crunchy rolls and bread and these were not crunchy. However, they were more like rolls we used to enjoy years ago. They had a nice, hearty interior that is perfect for sopping up stews and casseroles. They were very good just slathered with butter, but I kept envisioning them on top of a creamy chicken casserole.
All in all we enjoyed these rolls and when we want rolls without taking an entire day to make them, these are the ones we will go to.
For a quick and easy margherita pizza using Pillsbury artisan mixes, try this recipe.
High altitude changes -- increase oven temp by 25° F, decrease bake time by 1-3 minutes, add up to 2 Tbsp additional all purpose flour and add 1-2 additional tablespoons water.
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