27 April 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Gluten-Free Gingerbread

Apologies: This post has been written for weeks. Like, since the day after Easter. But I’ve been busy…selling a house, buying a house, traveling from work. And it never got published. Oops. So, here it is, rather delayed and barely relevant.

Easter weekend has just passed, and I got together with my extended family for dinner. Unlike my last family dinner at Thanksgiving, I was actually able to enjoy all the sides! Everyone tried out some new recipes this year, and none of them included gluten.

As well, my mom brought me a little treat to have for desert while everyone else had custard tarts – some gluten-free gingerbread cookies!

Mad Batter Bakers Gluten Free Gingerbread

Mad Batter Bakers is a custom bakery in Toronto. Their specialty is gingerbread and sugar cookies, and they don’t mention gluten-free products on their website at all. But apparently they do make some, and supply other shops in and around the GTA with them – my mom actually found these at The Apple Factory in Brampton.

The cute little gingerbread men (people) have the same look and scent you remember gingerbread having. And when you first bite into them, they are slightly soft and you think they are going to be moist and chewy.

In fact, they actually have more of a silty mouth-feel. And the taste of ginger, cinnamon and molasses isn’t nearly as strong as the scent implies.

However, they were fairly good, and it was a treat to be able to enjoy dessert with everyone. I have a handful left to eat still, and I would consider buying these in the future.

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