The Grainless Baker is a dedicated gluten-free bakery in Pennsylvania. Two of my favorite things from the bakery are the Graham Crackers and the Creme Sandwiches. Both items are exceptional in taste and texture and neither seems ‘free’ of anything. Most every gluten eater I’ve served them to thinks they are incredible as well. At our house the Graham Crackers from The Grainless Baker have to be hidden from the gluten eater even though he doesn’t typically care for gluten graham crackers or crackers in general. I prefer having them with hot tea and so far have not found any other such decadent a treat in the graham cracker category. The Grainless Baker product is definitely in a class all by itself!
The Cream Sandwiches from the bakery are something I nicknamed gluten-free Moon Pies, even though they are really nothing like the old fashioned gluten treat. The cakes are much better then Moon Pies. These types of treats are often called whoopie pies which a more apt description. There are two small chocolate cakes with a creamy filling in the middle. Forgetting the shape, think Hostess Cupcakes with high quality ingredients. These treats are best when eaten fresh but they do freeze very well.
The Grainless Baker also has really good hot dog and hamburger buns which can be purchased online and locally at Atlantis Natural Foods and Return to Eden. If heated up just so – they will definitely remind you of a gluten containing bun. The Hoagierolls from the line work great for Philly Cheese Steak sandwiches.
The latest outstanding product from the bakery is their new Cheese Crackers. Until now, the only phenomenal cheese crackers I’ve found come from a bakery almost as far away from Atlanta as you can get and still be in the U.S. Sunny Valley Wheat Free Bakery in the state of Washington makes what can only be described as a gluten-free Cheeze-It cracker.
This new cracker from The Grainless Baker looks like a cracker but tastes more like a cheese straw. The only way I’ve known to enjoy a gluten-free cheese straw was to make them from scratch. They are fairly easy to make but for the most part I’d rather buy such a cracker than make them. For a party where a lot of them are needed, making them at home will save a bit of money. However, when looking for a cracker for just me (remember the gluten eater in our house doesn’t not care much for crackers) to snack on, this new item is exactly what I’ve been looking for. In fact, the search has lasted almost four years.
Recently, while doing an article about crackers in general, I spoke to Jane, the owner of The Grainless Baker. She mentioned she was going to introduce a cheese cracker that I’d flip over. All I can say is that Jane was right! If you liked cheese straws when you ate gluten and don’t care to make your own, consider asking your store to carry this outstanding new item from The Grainless Baker.
These special crackers will be going to TN with us next week. Even though I can’t necessarily afford to share them, the gluten eaters we’re staying with can nosh on Gold Fish crackers, after all. One thing is for sure – these delicious crackers are better than any Gold Fish cracker ever dreamed of being! Think Geraldine’s Cheese Straws -only gluten-free! The Cheese Crackers from The Grainless Baker are available at Return to Eden in Atlanta. Check the company’s website to find out if they are sold near you.
Special thanks to Jane and the team at The Grainless Baker for creating such a special product for the gluten-free set. What a gift they are, and how fitting that they arrived just in time for the holidays!