Gluten Free… 10.25.10
How many of you had even heard of Gluten Intolerance??? It certainly was something new to me when I first heard of someone “allergic to wheat”.
A few relatives and friends of mine are, so it has been on my radar for some time.
Schar, a company started in 1922 just south of Innsbruck Austria has made it to the US and many “regular” grocery stores now carry their tasty breads, cookies and rolls. They also offer some terrific gluten free main course and desert recipes on their website. http://www.schaer.com/en/
Recently I came across a great little shop here in Manhattan. tu-lu’s Gluten Free Bakery is located in the East Village on 11th street and offers some amazing treats!
The cute little shop has cookies, brownies, muffins and most importantly… cupcakes in regular and mini size! Those familiar with NYC know there are several places with amazing cupcakes alas, they are not gluten free…
So for a taste test, I purchased two chocolate with chocolate frosting and two chocolate with peanut butter frosting. Not only was the frosting delicious which is not the hard part, but the cake was moist and yummy. You would never know it was gluten free!
Tully, the owner comes with quite a pedigree. After attending SMU, she went to Le Cordon Bleu in Austin and then an internship at Gramercy Tavern leading to her own bakery. Not only can you get the product instore, she also sells on-line with delivery to just about everywhere so be sure to check out http://tu-lusbakery.com/
Gluten free is getting easier and most importantly tastier!