I first came across BFree and their Multigrain Wraps at the allergy show back in June (see my post about it) and it was definitely one of the highlights. This is the first time id come across proper gluten free ‘tortilla’ wraps after years of looking on with jealously when my friends ordered their fajitas. These wraps from BFree are the real deal – my wheat eating friends say they can’t tell the difference! They hold together well, you can freeze them and defrost them very quickly at mealtimes but best of all, they are only 99 calories each! Compare this to 200 calories per wrap of a leading brand of wheat tortillas this makes them a healthier alternative. What’s more, you could replace your usual gluten free sandwiches with these wraps for a lower calorie lunch, a leading brand of gluten free bread has up to 210 calories per two slices. They also have the added benefit of being high in fibre, dairy free and egg free so anyone can enjoy them. They are currently stocked in Asda here in the UK but for you lucky people over in Ireland you can find them in Dunnes Stores, Supervalu, Centra and Spar . See below for some more ideas on using these versatile wraps.
BFree Wrap Pizzas
These wraps make great pizza bases that are crunchy, light and lower in calories than a traditional gluten free pizza base. I was inspired by BFree’s blog to create my own pizzas so here is one of my creations! (Recipe below)
Roast Mushroom, Gorgonzola and Rocket Pizza
1 BFree Wrap
1 large flat mushroom
3 tbsp grated cheddar
6 small cubes of Gorgonzola
1 tbsp tomato purée
Pinch of mixed herbs
Splash of olive oil
Rocket for serving
1) Pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees
2) Cut the mushroom into 6 wedges and drizzle with olive oil, roast for 10 mins
3) Whilst the mushroom is roasting, add the toppings to your wrap pizza base. I spread the tomato purée on first with a pinch of mixed herbs, topped with the Gorgonzola and Cheddar adding the mushrooms once cooked
4) Bake in the oven directly on the shelf for 5 minutes or until the cheese is bubbling and the edges have browned
This pizza is nice served with rocket but you can you pretty much add anything you want onto these bases!
Sandwiches and Fajitas
They are perfect to use for sandwiches, I like having them with fish fingers! I usually use Young’s Gluten and Dairy Free Fingers from Ocado or Sainsburys Free From Fish Fingers, both equally as good.
I also stumbled across another BFree product on my last visit to Northern Ireland with my other (Irish) half to see his family. Whilst walking around Belfast we went past O’Briens Sandwich shop and I was pleasantly surprised to find out they now offer a gluten free sandwich using BFree Soft White Loaf.
O’Briens are hot on eliminating cross contamination; I saw the girl change her gloves and get a new preparation board that had a plastic removable cover placed over it. I could choose pretty much any filling and I went for mozzarella, pesto and sun-dried tomatoes which they warmed through in the oven. The bread was very good and held itself together no problem even with so much filling inside! One slight downside was that it was half the size of everyone elses sandwich and £5.95 which is quite steep for a small sandwich but it tasted good so that’s all that matters!