March 12, 2012

Antoinette's Gone Gluten Free: Let Them Eat Cake

If you are a market-goer then you may have already stumbled upon Antoinette’s Bakery who is the new kid on the block and has been making some of the rounds. Found at Stillorgan Shopping Centre Food Market on Wednesdays, Leopardstown Racecourse Farmers Market on Fridays, and sometimes at either The Supernatural Food Market (Pearse St) or the Ha’Penny Flee Market (The Grand Social) on Saturdays, Gluten Free and sometimes Vegan and Refined Sugar Free sweet treats are never too far away!

I met Sinead (the founder of Antoinette’s Bakery) last Saturday at the Super Natural Food Market on Pearse St. and bended my sweet free rules ever so slightly in order to try out one of her many tempting items. I love markets because the portions are usually closer to my ‘home sized’ slices so I happily tucked into a thick slice of slightly sweetened cornbread.
Everything looked beautiful but I had to go with the cornbread in hopes of it being the least like a forbidden sweet... This cornbread is definitely not a savoury bread as it sweetened with ‘Sweet Freedom’ and although the sweetness was definitely present, it was gentle and not overpowering which helped with my guilty pleasure. The slice was thick and a bit crumbly but not without moisture and by the time I had savoured each bite I was quite content.
F. chose one of the technicolour pink coated doughnuts which contained traditional sugar and definitely blew the sweet tooth off him.

On the menu are giant Chocolate Chip Cookies for only €1 each (which had one little boy coming back multiple times), Banana Bread Muffins, Peanut Butter Brownies, Victoria Sponge Cake, Lavender Shortbread, Quiches, Lemon Squares, Apple Cake Slices and more!

The best news, in my opinion, is that for once the Gluten Free treats (all made in a dedicated Gluten Free Bakery) are made with a Potato Free blend! Sinead’s personal flour blend is made up of Rice flour, Gram flour and Corn flour. Most items are Soya Free (just ask for direction). The Banana Bread Muffin, the Doughnuts and the Cornbread are all Vegan and the Apple Cake Slice is Dairy Free (but contains Egg).

Outside of the market circuit Sinead will whip of a batch of whatever you fancy for direct sale, See the contact details below.
Warning: For Nut Allergy eaters you should be aware that Antoinette's Bakery use coconut, almonds and peanuts in the bakery.

Antoinette’s Bakery
tel: +353 (0)857 361387

1 comment:

Amy McAlinden said...

everything i have had from antoinettes is amazing... really worth a taste!!