Udis Gluten Free Bread Review

I mentioned in my last post that I might do a review on a gluten free product and since then I have been to the Allergy and Freefrom show in Liverpool which was amazing. I came back with so many gluten free treats which I had never even seen in the shops…

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… The most exciting thing by far had to be the gluten free donuts by Feel Free (this was my first time trying a donut and they didn’t disappoint). However the thing that I am going to talk today about is the Udis Tiger Bloomer bread:

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This bread is undoubtedly the best gluten free bread on the market at the moment. It reminds me of homemade bread and it actually tastes just like the bread my mum used to make for me when I was little (back when gluten free was almost unheard of and the only way you could eat bread was to make it yourself). I love the fact that its not sliced so you can cut big, thick chunks off yourself which also means that you get a decent sized sandwich instead of tiny thin ones that I had got used to over the years.  It was so nice that I didn’t even want anything other than butter with it, the texture and flavour were that good.

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Plus, it didn’t crumble and it lasted for ages! Fellow coeliacs will understand what joy it is to find a gluten free product that doesn’t fall apart in your hands when you eat it. I would recommend this bread to any coeliac who is fed up of dry, tasteless, boring bread… this is a real treat.

And just to finish off I thought I’d share these photos of me when I was little eating my favorite cherry cake – it was my favorite then and it still is now! I think you can tell by these pictures that I’d grow up to be a cakeaholic :p

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An Update on Hannah’s Gluten-Free Goodies

The reason I’ve been so quiet lately is because things have suddenly got very busy for Hannah’s Gluten-Free Goodies! Last Saturday I was at Philpotts in Shrewsbury for the day handing out lots of free tasters of my cakes – people certainly love free cake whether it’s gluten-free or not! The feedback and comments that I got from people were really lovely, not to mention the fun and friendly staff at Philpotts – thank you for having me!

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Since then I’ve had three orders to do this week… I’ve literally been baking and delivering all week but its what I love to do so I don’t mind at all. Here are a few pictures of some of the cakes I’ve baked this week…

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All in all a very busy but fun and rewarding week! So if you’re in Shrewsbury then head to Philpotts or The Old Market Hall Cafe where you will find some of my gluten free goodies, or if you’re in Oswestry then a selection of my gluten free cakes are now available in Gillhams Delicatessen & Coffee Shop. I hope my cakes show that being gluten-free does not mean that you have to miss out on taste or variety!

 

 

Chocolate Raspberry Ripple Fudge

I’ve been exploring sweet making recently, and one of my favorite sweets is fudge so I thought I’d have a go at trying my own! I wanted to do something which reflected summer and I thought one of the best ways to do this is to pick my all time favorite summer fruit and incorporate it into the fudge. And voila – chocolate raspberry ripple fudge was created! The thick layers of white and dark chocolate are sandwiched between sweet raspberry puree made from fresh raspberries – heaven! And of course made with completely gluten free ingredients.

Chocolate Raspberry Ripple Fudge

Chocolate Raspberry Ripple Fudge

 

Chocolate Raspberry Ripple Fudge

Chocolate Raspberry Ripple Fudge

Cherry and Almond Loaf Cake

This is probably one of my favorite bakes. I love cherries but here I used Maraschino cherries which have a delicious almond flavour to them, which when combined with the almond extract and the ground almonds in the sponge… you are left with a beautiful almond and cherry cake bursting with flavour! The brown sugar topping finishes this cake off perfectly.

Cherry and Almond Loaf Cake

Cherry and Almond Loaf Cake

 

Cherry and Almond Loaf Cake

Cherry and Almond Loaf Cake