Product Review: Baked Goods from The Little Aussie Bakery
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Mar 9 2010

Product Review: Baked Goods from The Little Aussie Bakery

For my birthday my mom sent me a gift certificate to The Little Aussie Bakery located in San Antonio, Texas. I was able to shop online and have the baked goods shipped directly to my house.

A little about The Little Aussie Bakery:

The Little Aussie Bakery & Cafe, located on Avenue B (off of Broadway @ Tuleta) in San Antonio, Texas, prides itself on being a 100% gluten free establishment. Serving those who are diagnosed with gluten intolerance, we offer a menu filled with a wide variety of tasty dishes including gluten free cakes, gluten free cookies, gluten free bread, gluten free rolls, gluten free pizza, gluten free sandwiches, gluten free pies, and other gluten free recipes, that are sure to please.

The products that I ordered included:

Flaxseed Bread -“Our delicious 100% gluten free white bread comes in buns or loaves. It really is hard to believe that it is gluten free. It is modeled on an Italian style crusty light and fluffy bread. It freezes well, doesn’t crumble and break, ideal for croutons, French toast, and the famous fresh tomato and onion sandwich, Australian style.”

Cinnamon Raisin Bread -“Our delicious 100% gluten free raisin bread comes in buns or loaves. Best served hot with melted butter. And it makes outrageous French toast . Like all of our breads it freezes well, slices easily and behaves pretty much as any quality bread would.”

Rye Bread – “It is finally here, the wait is over, everyone calls our 100% Gluten Free Rye Bread, Rye, because it tastes so much like a good German Rye, but of course it has no actual Rye in it or it wouldn’t be gluten free.”

Using the Rye Bread as a base for a tuna melt:

tuna  melt

Ice Cookies -“These are definitely just too delicious, our famous iced lemon cookies, with a distinctive tangy lemon icing.”

Pretzels – “We produce our own excellent gluten free pretzels. These are hand made. Not only are they gluten and yeast free, but they are a great tasting snack!”

Croutons -“Then again, why would you make your own croutons if you could have our delicious home style gluten free croutons… outrageously delicious!”

Pizza Crust -“We make an excellent gluten free pizza crust. Buy one or many of our crusts and build your own gluten free pizza with whatever toppings you like! They have to be tried to be believed!” Jon’s personal cheese pizza:

Before I go any further, I must say that I have missed rye bread so much since I have gone gluten-free. I didn’t realize how much I loved it until I couldn’t have it. I found that Trader Joe’s has a “Rye”less Rye and it tastes great, but the pieces are very small, which is great for appetizers, but not for sandwiches. The Rye Bread from The Little Aussie Bakery had me re-checking the label to make sure it was gluten-free. It is amazing! The flavor is exactly that of what I remember rye bread being. It does require toasting, but freezes well & heats well. If you are missing rye bread, give this bread a try!

The Flaxseed & Cinnamon Raisin Breads are both very good. They also require toasting. Jon really liked the Flaxseed for his PB & J sandwiches. The iced cookies were favorites, as was the pizza crust. Couldn’t tell either were gluten-free. Jon begged for the croutons nightly on his salad until they were gone & then I began to break up the pretzels for his salads! The pretzels had a great flavor, but they were a little too hard, especially at the knots. They seemed to work better in the salad, perhaps because of the dressing?

If you are interest in giving The Little Aussie Bakery a try, they are offering free shipping on all orders over $65.00 in the continental US. They have 6 different sampler boxes that you can choose from or you can create your own order from their products. If you are in the San Antonio area, drop in to The Little Aussie Bakery – they have an on-site gluten-free cafe! Another bonus of being local – cakes & éclairs that can be ordered & picked up!

Have you tried any of the products from The Little Aussie Bakery?

Article Written by:

Kimberly Bouldin is a gluten-free wife, runner & blogger with two children in Columbus, Ohio. After her celiac diagnosis in 2006, she has made it her mission to embrace an entirely new approach to nutrition in a gluten-free world, exploring options that run the gamut from "made from scratch" homemade bread to sampling and reviewing the gluten-free prepared foods that are continuously being introduced to the market. While navigating the waters of becoming gluten-free, Kim shares her experiences and passes along valuable product reviews in addition to helping other moms of celiac kids develop healthy menus that are kid-friendly and palatable. Kimberly is a valuable resource for those who are newly diagnosed, as well as for the more seasoned gluten-free veterans. Follow Kim on Twitter!

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Comments

  1. Our very first 100% gf restaurant experience was at this bakery. To order my meal without any questions was both a surreal and emotional experience for me. We stayed at http://www.ChickenParadise.com while in SA and the owner (who runs the support group there) told me about The Little Aussie Bakery. We loved the pizza, the bread and chicken lasagna we had there. However, the most amazing part for me was walking in and seeing a dessert case filled with about eight gorgeously decorated cakes. They could have been in the finest Manhattan bakery. My husband opted for the lemon cake and I got the sponge cake with passion fruit frosting. The lemon cake was quite good but I consider my dessert the best sponge cake I’ve ever had AND the best gluten-free cake I’ve tried in over four years. It was just beyond words really and I’ve often thought about asking the LAB if they would ship their sponge cake without frosting to GA!

  2. Tiffany,

    Sounds like a wonderful experience! That sponge cake sounds awesome!! I bet they would ship it without the frosting. If they do, let me know, I need one! ;) LOL!

    Kim

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