A few years ago when my elder daughter Sofia was put on a gluten-free diet for her eczema, I realized how difficult it can be especially during the holiday season when everyone around seems to be indulging in their favourite baked goods. Even though she is no longer on a gluten free diet I thought it would be interesting to try out the range of gluten free baking products by McCormick Club House when I was offered the opportunity .
Today, more than 125 years old McCormick Canada is the largest spice, dry sauce and seasoning, extract and specialty food operation in the country. The largest of McCormick’s brands is Club House which is now the 54th largest brand in Canada.
Features of newly certified Club House Gluten-Free Baking Products include :
Gluten-Free and carries Canadian Celiac Association Gluten-Free Certification Program trademark
Simple to personalize and easy to use
Resealable and convenient stand-up pouches
Even if you are not on a gluten free diet these products are a great addition to your pantry and can be used in many recipes for gravies, sauces, puddings and baked goods.
As soon as I received my samples, one of the first things that I made from Club House Minute Tapioca was an old favorite of mine – Tapioca Pudding. I grew up eating this simple and comforting dessert back in India where it is known as Sabudana Kheer. However, there it was made with pearl tapioca which needs to be soaked and takes much longer to cook. My mother’s preferred choice of flavor for Tapioca Pudding used to be cardamom and/or saffron but I liked the vanilla version better. Sometimes she also added grated bottle gourd / long squash to the pudding . My Mom didn’t add any eggs to the pudding but I followed the Club House recipe which required eggs and I liked the creamier texture that it provided.