In light of the market growth for gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian products, Pan’Artisan adds gluten-free dough pucks to its ‘free from’ range of pizza bases.
Pan’Artisan’s new gluten-free products will address this ever-expanding market, providing its customers with accessibility to the latest dining trend and offering an easy solution to the inclusion of gluten-free products on menu.
According to Mintel Global New Products Database, ‘as many as 56% of UK adults have eaten vegetarian/meat-free foods in the six months to July 2018, a significant increase from the 50% who had eaten these foods in the six months to March 2017. Estimated to reach £740 million in 2018, sales of meat-free foods (including a growing range of vegan products) have shot up 22% between 2013-18. Growth is set to continue as value sales of the meat-free market are forecast to increase by a further 44% by 2023 to reach £1.1 billion.’
The Company’s new gluten-free dough puck has been developed by Red House specifically for Pan’Artisan and is the perfect way for operators to easily offer a gluten-free option for gluten intolerant diners. The pucks are supplied frozen and once thawed, can be shaped or rolled to your desired size and shape, to create various menu favourites such as pizza, calzone, bruschetta, topped flatbreads, garlic bread, flavoured bread sticks and even canapés and street food carriers.
In addition to the gluten-free dough puck, the Company has developed a vegan, gluten-free naan dough puck; a real bonus for operators as the distinctive flavour of naan is usually derived from the inclusion of yoghurt. It can be rolled and shaped into the classic ‘teardrop’ shaped naan, brushed with oil and sprinkled with chopped coriander as the perfect accompaniment to curry, or filled and used as a carrier for a delicious hand-held snack.
In addition to the pucks, there are two new gluten-free pizza bases that offer a lighter, fluffier texture and a softer crumb to deliver real gluten-free alternatives without compromising on taste or quality. These new bases are ideal for topped pizza but can also be used as a garlic bread base, topped flatbread starter and dessert pizza to make any menu more inclusive. The bases are made from a variety of grains, including tapioca flour, rice flour and maize starch, giving a superb finish that looks and tastes great.
Pan’Artisan’s gluten-free dough pucks are available in 240g and 150g weights; the gluten free vegan naan dough puck is available in 150g and the new gluten-free bases are available in popular 9” and 11” sizes.
Product preparation: the dough pucks are ready to prove. Simply thaw overnight and prove at room temperature for two hours, then roll to the desired shape and size, sauce and top before baking on a pan remembering to use rice flour for rolling and a designated gluten-free and, if necessary, vegan pan.
For more information on the Pan’Artisan range of products call 01730 811490 or visit www.panartisan.com