Eating Ideas’ Lynne Crowther reviews gluten-free goodies from Fivemiletown’s Scott’s Bakery.

I was asked to sample the gluten-free fairy cakes and mini-muffins made for Tesco by Scott’s Bakery in Fivemiletown. I am always keen to support local producers and definitely happy to try buns so this was the perfect task for me!

While I love baking, sometimes you just can’t beat the ease and convenience of a bakery baked option, especially if feeding people on a gluten-free diet! One of my best friends must follow a gluten-free diet and I am very aware of how hard it can be to find gluten-free baked goods that taste good! They can be very dry and unsatisfying to eat and can also be difficult to find.

Local bakery, Scott’s has introduced two new gluten-free options to Tesco stores in GB, Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins, and Assorted Fairy Cakes. Both are approved by the Coeliac Society and carry the Crossed Grain symbol.

I made sure to sample these with a few friends, including my gluten-free friend, Ali, as I was keen to see how she found them compared to other gluten-free cakes. My first impression was that they look gorgeous and very appetising!

We started with the fairy cakes- a fairy good place to start.

These come in a six-pack with two of each type – a creamy white chocolate topping, a jam & cream filling and a chocolate topping. It was great to have the choice of flavours but I must say that the absolute favourite was the one with the surprise jam and cream filling which was totally yummy!

Next up were the mini-muffins. These are a perfect size for when you just want a taste of something sweet. These are packed full of chocolate chips but really hit the right balance taste wise as they aren’t too sweet and have a lovely flavour.

I have to say, if I hadn’t been told or read the label, I wouldn’t have known that these were gluten-free so they really don’t need to be limited to people on a gluten-free diet.