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I have been eating a lot of cake recently. Isn’t that a great thing to shout about when you are coeliac? Normally faced with #notanotherchocolatebrownie I have been seeking out the capitals best bakers found at food markets that embrace gluten free consumers and see us an opportunity to be impressed. I suffered sugar highs and lows in order to bring you this information, I hope you appreciate it?
No mention of “gluten free” or “free from” in the business name is becoming an indicator of AMAZING cake, that happens to be gluten free. I first discovered this wonderful, inventive baker at Blackheath Festival last year. I couldn’t believe everything was gluten free and I had to make a choice. Lemon and thyme or Banana and Pomegranate? Coconut, rum and lime or Earl Grey tea cake? See what I mean. Plus Serena uses free range eggs, almonds and seasonal ingredients, whilst also making some sugar free and dairy free. Check. Her. Out!
I had heard about some gluten free vegan cakes on offer in Greenwich. I live just 5mins away, but can never summon the courage to plough through the hoards of tourists on the weekends, when Ruby’s of London is resident at Greenwich Market. But one wet weekend, I happened to be in Greenwich and searched Ruby’s stall out. Wow, am I glad I did. I had no idea such fantastic quality, pretty, creative cakes were on my doorstep. Packed with flavour and decorated with expertise, I yet again had trouble choosing. Chocolate with coconut, the best salted caramel, chocolate brownies swirled with cheesecake, lemon and bluberry crumble… I could go on, but I am salivating too much. Needless to say I shall be baking less at home.
Broadway Market is like the Borough Market of East London. Just on the edge of London Fields, this market has exploded in size and variety since my fist visit as a fresh new Londoner more than 10 years ago. This includes the stunning gluten free bakery Floris Foods. Sisters make and sell everything themselves and even though it looks rather homemade, they taste is fantastic and the variety is like nothing else I have seen to date from one baker. Profiteroles, focaccia, baguettes, tarts, cakes, proper english jam filled doughnuts and so much more.
Do you know a wonderful gluten free baker that should be included on this market list? Get in touch!