When I was told about a bakery that specialises in gluten-free, I must admit to not being very interested. Not being a coeliac, I mostly associate gluten-free baked products with substandard flavour and texture.
This misapprehension was certainly dislodged by Balmain’s specialist bakery Brioche. Their Gluten-Free Orange Almond Cake ($4.50) is a brightly flavoured, moist knockout.
And their Spinach Lasagne ($9.90) makes healthy food taste well… great (it’s gluten-free too).
I was even quite taken with a Spicy Lentil Pie ($5.90).
In fact, the only place I missed the elasticity of wheat was in the gluten-free bread - luckily for me, they bake the regular sort too.
349 Darling Street, Balmain
Ph: (02) 9555 7703