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Pillsbury® Dishes Up New Ready-To-Bake Gluten Free Dough With Chef Cat Cora And Gluten Free Guru Danna Korn

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Pillsbury® Dishes Up New Ready-To-Bake Gluten Free Dough With Chef Cat Cora And Gluten Free Guru Danna Korn

08:00 EDT Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Gluten Free Pizza Dough, Pie and Pastry Dough, and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough are available at grocery retailers nationwide

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pillsbury® is proud to introduce its first-ever line of refrigerated gluten free dough, allowing even more people to enjoy its classic family favorites. Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Gluten Free Thin Crust Pizza Dough, and Gluten Free Pie and Pastry Dough are now available in most major grocery stores nationwide.

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"We're excited to welcome the gluten free community back to the fresh dough aisle. Pillsbury Gluten Free Dough provides so many possibilities and makes enjoying meals together easier," says Rebecca Thompson, marketing manager for Pillsbury fresh dough innovation. "As a company, we are committed to the gluten free community and to providing great-tasting, easy-to-prepare products from brands they trust." 

To help kick off the product launch and inspire baking, Pillsbury enlisted the help of Iron Chef, cookbook author, TV personality and mom Chef Cat Cora. Cora created 10 unique and easy recipes using all three dough varieties. Her gluten free recipes include delicious snacks and meals for a variety of occasions. Cora's recipes include:

  • Gluten Free Hummus and Veggie Pizzettas
  • Gluten Free Baked Samosas with a Red Pepper, Mango and Mint Chutney
  • Gluten Free Cookie Dough Energy Bars
  • Gluten Free Chocolate Cookie Dough Cupcakes

Find all 10 of Cat Cora's gluten free recipes at www.Pillsbury.com/CatCoraGlutenFree.  

"I've always loved the classics Pillsbury is known for, and I'm excited to showcase these versatile gluten free dough products through my homemade recipes," says Chef Cora. "It's admirable that Pillsbury is making it easier for more people to enjoy making and eating gluten free foods for a variety of occasions."

New Pillsbury Gluten Free Dough puts fun back into gluten free cooking. It comes in convenient, refrigerated tubs for easy storage and portioning that are available at most major grocery retailers. The whole family will be able to enjoy Pillsbury Gluten Free Dough in these three varieties:

  • Pie and Pastry Dough: 15.8-oz. tub, makes two 9" pie crusts, 250 calories per serving, MSRP $4.99.
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough: 14.3-oz. tub, makes approximately sixteen 2" cookies, 110 calories per serving, MSRP $4.49.
  • Thin Crust Pizza Dough: 13-oz. tub, makes one 10" pizza crust, 170 calories per serving, MSRP $4.99.

Pillsbury has also partnered with "Gluten Free Guru" Danna Korn, a bestselling author, and the founder of Raising Our Celiac Kids (R.O.C.K.). She has been an advocate for the celiac community and living a gluten free lifestyle for more than two decades.

"My passion is to help people learn to live and love the gluten free lifestyle," says Korn. "Going gluten free is a life-changing experience for most people, and it's common to feel a loss of convenience and accessibility to great-tasting foods. For Pillsbury to come out with easy-to-make, delicious products that are widely available is a game changer, and I couldn't be more thrilled!"

For more information on Pillsbury Gluten Free Dough including recipe inspiration, please visit www.pillsbury.com/glutenfree.

About Pillsbury®

Pillsbury products have been trusted by families to make mealtimes special times for more than 130 years. Favorite Pillsbury products include refrigerated cookies, crescent dinner rolls, breads, biscuits, pie crusts and sweet rolls as well as frozen biscuits, pie crusts and breakfast items. For product information and great-tasting recipes, visit www.pillsbury.com. Log on to www.generalmills.com for company information.

About Cat Cora

Cat Cora made television history as the first female Iron Chef on Food Network's Iron Chef America, and most recently became the first woman to be inducted into the American Academy of Chefs® Culinary Hall of Fame. She is an accomplished author, restaurateur with six dining establishments, avid philanthropist and television host. Cora has authored three successful cookbooks, and one children's book. She has appeared in a number of hit TV food shows, including Food Network's Melting Pot; Kitchen Accomplished; NBC's Celebrity Cooking Showdown; and Bravo's Around the World in 80 Plates. In 2004, she founded Chefs for Humanity, a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing hunger worldwide by supporting humanitarian relief and promoting nutrition education. Cora grew up in an intimate Greek community in Jackson, MS, where she developed a passion for the culinary arts while watching her family infuse Southern spices with Mediterranean delicacies. She resides in Santa Barbara, CA, with her wife and four sons.

About Danna Korn

Danna Korn is a bestselling author, respected gluten free community advocate, liaison to the medical community, and renowned specialist in the gluten free lifestyle and medical conditions that benefit. A pioneer and trailblazer in the gluten free community, Danna has been researching celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, and the gluten free lifestyle since 1991, which is when her son Tyler was diagnosed with celiac disease. She is the founder of R.O.C.K. (Raising Our Celiac Kids), an organization composed of 150 chapters that allows kids to celebrate being gluten free. She speaks around the world promoting the gluten free lifestyle as with a "live and LOVE the lifestyle" approach.

SOURCE Pillsbury

For further information: Anne Deanovic, adeanovic@olson.com, 612-845-9879; or Mike Siemienas, media.line@genmills.com, 763-764-6364

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