Let the good times roll! Or as they say in New Orleans, laissez les bon temp rouler! New Orleans will have been full of beads, colour and revelers this week as Mardi Gras Celebrations were in full swing. Mardi Gras is as synonymous with New Orleans as Bourbon Street, jazz and beignets.
New Orleans has been on my trip wish list for a long time but the closet I’m getting any time soon is Glasgow’s answer to Cafe Du Monde: Wild Flours Gluten-Free Bakery.
Wild Flours Bakery is a popular Southside bakery situated in Giffnock which serves a selection of gluten-free cakes, bread and savoury options. I, myself, am not gluten-free but it’s great that Wild Flours caters for all, so no one misses out.They serve these all week long. But Sundays? Sundays belong to the beignets.
Beignets are small fried choux pastries dusted in icing sugar and possibly one of my favourite sweet treats! I’m not going to lie, I first found out about beignets in Disney’s Princess and the Frog and even in cartoon form they looked amazing!
I searched high and low around Glasgow before stumbling upon the gem that is Wild Flour Bakery. The best place to serve beignets and gluten-free baking in Glasgow.
The beignets come in portions of three or five, covered in icing sugar with an option of sides. Sides include: Bacon & Maple, Banoffee, Salted Caramel, Nutella and various seasonal treats.My favourite is maple syrup and bacon!
Going for walks to Giffnock for beignets has become somewhat of a tradition for me and my partner since moving to the Southside of Glasgow. One that we’re very much keen on continuing!
Have you tried Wild Flours or do you have any recommendations for places to try? Please let me know!
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