I am a big fan of my Cake and Tea London book – as you may know, I carry it around errywhere in my bag, just incase the craving strikes when I’m out and about town. There are still a lot to try, but I am slowly working (or eating) my way through the long list of dreamy looking cafes dotted about town.
The only litttttle problem is that I can only enjoy em’ properly if they have gluten free bits and bobs – otherwise it is just well, tea. Which frankly ain’t an option. Luckily more and more cafes are introducing a gluten free range to the rostra. Knowing that I am a fan of gluten free loveliness, Beas of Bloomsbury invited me down to try out their GF bakes, so I shrugged on my jacket, pulled on some boots and headed on down.
I sat down with the brains behind the GF range, Abi to have a chinwag about everything gluten free, but first a big ole cappuccino and a slab of their Banana and Pecan loaf.
It was beautifully soft and moist (had to say it). Unlike the usual crumbly affair you get with most GF goods – bananas are a great way to boost the moisture and bind all the ingredients together, they use GF flour as the substitute with creamed butter and sugar, so I may have a go at making my own banana and pecan loaf of loveliness without the butter and sugar so keep your eyes peeled!
Next, the Abi appeared with their gluten AND dairy free cookies. I took a bite and cooorrrrrrrrr, heaven in my mouth. Beautifully melty, soft and gooey in the middle ‘n’ crunchy on the outside – the recipe was secret but I would most definitely grab one next time you pass by, absolutely dreamy.
We sat and chatted for a whilst and I polished of my various cakes and slurped down the rest of my coffee.
Feeling round and happy, I nipped off with a bag full of delights to eat on the bus, gluten-ous I know!
Where’s you favourite spots for gluten free goods?