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:
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?