Remember Maltana?? Well, I think I’ve found the equivalent for intolerant tummies! As I mentioned in a previous post, I went along to the Allergy Fair in the RDS and came across lots of stands specialising in wheat-free foods. One family I got chatting to were Foods of Athenry. Lovely people with loads of products. I’m always on the lookout for new wheat-free products and when I find something good, I like to shout about it. I met Paul Lawless who filled me in on the family business and told all about the goodness in their products, so I sampled a few for myself. I tried the Spelt Fruit Tea Brack. What’s nice about it is that it actually tastes healthy! It isn’t as stodgy as some cakes can be. Made sugar free, dairy free, and spelt flour is used .(Please note, spelt is not gluten free, it has very low traces of wheat and is often a good alternative for those avoiding wheat as it often doesn’t cause sensitivity. If you are coeliac, you cannot eat spelt.). Also in the ingredients are sultanas, eggs, mixed spice, sunflower seeds, bread soda and the secret ingredient and sweetener is concentrated apple juice. I thought it was a delight – natural and wholesome, and very filling too. Perfect with a cuppa, and as mentioned above, tastes like maltana if you toast it and put some butter on it! I can see why it was a Great Taste 2009 Gold Medal winner and a Blas Irish Food Award winner. See a list of their stockists on their site. Only place their products are available in Dublin is Dunnes Stores in Blanchardstown.
Fruit brack made with love
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