If you're a regular visitor, you'll know I seldom promote products, unless I come across something very special. Charlotte Woodbridge's sweet stuffs are just that.
Charlotte started trading earlier this year. Family experience with food allergies and intolerances led her to quickly conclude that not only were there not enough wheat- and gluten-free products out there, but what was on offer often lacked in taste what it lacked in allergens.
A period of illness led her to reevaluate her life, and compelled her to take the plunge and start her own business. After months of kitchen trials and research, and a series of rigorous taste tests, her chocolates, cakes and preserves were ready to sell.
'I love to bake, and nothing makes me happier than to be in the kitchen', she tells me. Her laudable mantra is that her products must be indistinguishable from their gluten-laden counterparts. And I'm delighted to confirm that they are, particularly her delectable chocolate brownies - moist, sticky, and rich - and boozy chocolate truffles. Believe me, you will not taste the difference.
Charlotte's sweets and treats are an ideal gift for anyone with a weakness for sweet things, not just coeliacs, or those with an intolerance to wheat and gluten.
Oh, and all her products are organic, too.
You can order her products direct (contact and sales: firstname.lastname@example.org), find her on Twitter, Facebook (where all new outlets are announced), or visit her on the 9th, 10th and 16th Dec. at The Green House Community Market, Letchworth, HERTS.
Check out these recipe websites for excellent gluten-free savoury and sweet recipes:
La Tartine Gourmand
The Baking Beauties
If you'd like to learn how to make gluten-free bakes, join Sarah Jones who has just set up a baking course.