Peace of Cake London
Peace of Cake London, who make a range of delicious gluten and casein (dairy) free cakes and sweet biscuits, have launched in Selfridges inLondon, and we have reviewed some of their newly launched products.
The Financiers Pistache and Financiers Almonde are both very good, a little like madeleines - moist, nutty, and slightly oily which is not a problem. It was hard to identify the pistachio and the almond, although they do contain almost 20% pistachio and almonds respectively. Peace of Cake London have refrained from using any artificial flavourings in their products, which is probably why the nut flavours are less than intense. The Financiers Almonde are a little sweeter than the Pistache. These are both £2.99 a bag.
Apricot Abricotines have a lovely chewy texture, and are very pleasant macaroon type biscuits, but again the apricot flavour is hard to find. We really like the idea of the Abricotines, even though they are mild. £3.99 a bag.
The Brownies are moist and light, warm, rich and chocolatey, with excellent nut content. With a good gooey, melt in the mouth texture and a sweet, slightly sugary aftertaste, these are just right. £2.99 a bag.
The Carrot Loaf Cake rather divided us. The praisers felt it had everything: carroty, nutty, moist, spicy and zesty. It is a fine grain cake, which the critics felt was a bit wrong, because it was not not your traditional rugged carrot cake. Whatever we thought, it has a very nice texture, with a moist and crumbly crumb. £4.49 for a cake.
The products are all gluten, dairy and wheat free, but do contain egg. Available at Selfridges Foodhall in London and soon to be available from the Peace of Cake London website.