Sunday, 25 May 2014

Konditor & Cook Gluten Free choices

Layered noisette cake (left) and Choc Hazelnut cake (right) both GF
At Konditor and Cook they have lots of delicious cakes and small bites to tempt anyone, even us gluten free eaters.

I was very impressed recently when I tried the gluten free Almond St Clements cake and had promised myself to go back to test some of the other gluten free temptations ;)

A slice of the gorgeous cakes above
This time I even had a bit of banter with the lovely lady behind the counter at the  Waterloo branch, who let me take some photos, and was very informative, even though it was a Sunday afternoon, very near closing time.
Thanks for your patience!!!

So, what tempted me?
I got a slice of the two gluten free cakes I hadn't tried yet:

* Chocolate Hazelnut cake (£24 for a full cake, approx £3 for a slice)

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Ingredients: Dark Chocolate, Crushed Hazelnuts, Butter, Soft Brown Sugar, Polenta, Organic Eggs, Milk, Cocoa Powder, Cream, Splash of Rum
This cake was delicious, in a chocolate lover kind of way, a great cake if you like your dark chocolate.

* Layered noisette cake (£28 for a full cake, approx £3 per slice)
Ingredients: Sugar, Light Brown Sugar, Hazelnuts, Dark Chocolate, Polenta, Organic Eggs, Butter, Mascarpone, Giandujia Chocolate, Vanilla Pods, Splash of Rum
This cake was by far my favourite, also chocolatey but lighter than the other one and so nutty!

I didn't get any of the Mount Hazelnut small bites, which I reserve for future visits.

With cakes this delicious they should have an emergency line!

Konditor and Cook
Waterloo branch:
22 Cornwall Road,  London,  SE1 8TW

Pizza da vinci Take away Gluten free pizza

Gluten Free Da Vinci pizza
I recently discovered Pizza da Vinci in Battersea and decided to try them.
They make pizzas with or without gluten and they deliver them to you if you live in an SW or SE postcode plus a couple of W ones.

I ordered a da Vinci (just add £1 for gluten free) and my friend the Bella Ragazza.

On their website they give you an estimate on when the pizza will arrive, and ours was very much on time (aprox 40 mins).

Bella Ragazza Pizza (with gluten)
The gluten free one was in a different box, and the delivery man pointed it out for me.

The dough is quite thin, which I liked, my only critisism would be the edge which was a bit dry in both pizzas.

Overall the toppings were quite nice, and they have lots of choices on their website. They also have other things like salads and desserts (a couple of gluten free ones), so overall I would recommend it ;)

Pizza da Vinci
103D Lavender Hill, Battersea, London, SW11 5QL
Phone: 02072234000