Reviews

I'm so sorry I haven't blogged in a while. My life has been crazy busy between school, babysitting, and college applications. Tonight, however, I had the pleasure of going to a bakery opening. This wasn't just any bakery opening though, this was the first gluten-free bakery to open in Fresno/Clovis area. Although I am a baker myself, having the option of someone else doing the work is nice. This new bakery is located on 435 N. Clovis Street, Suite 106 in Clovis, Ca. They also have a Facebook: www.facebook.com/gfpleasebakery

Any way... back to the important stuff: the food. Overall, the food was really good. They serve everything cupcakes(savory ones too!) to biscuits, and even bread by the loaf. While, they served only a few flavors of cupcakes tonight, I can tell already that they have a bright(and long) future in the Fresno/Clovis area. Although I HATE when people go on and on about all the things they didn't like, I do want to offer my honest opinion. I will compare them in a "pro/con" form to give a clearer picture.


PROS 
~ Their dairy-free vanilla and spice cake(with goat cream cheese frosting) are amazing! They are sooo moist and I will definitely be going there just for those two cupcakes.
~ They have the BEST gluten-free pizza I have ever tried. Over the last year I have been experimenting with different recipes, so I wasn't expecting to like it. It was so good that I forgot it was gluten-free(which is a huge compliment!).
Pepperoni/Cheese Pizza

Shortbread(bottom left), Dairy-free vanilla cupcakes, gluten-free stuffing

Spice cupcake with goat cream cheese frosting(yum!)

IN-BETWEEN
Note: There were a few bake goods tonight that were not awful, but needed a little help. Because of this, I decided to have an "in-between section."

~ I liked(not loved) the carrot cake. It was moist, but it didn't have enough "carrot" flavor for me.
~ Like the carrot, the chocolate was moist, but I couldn't tell it was chocolate(I wanted a "deeper" chocolate flavor)
~ The biscuits were good, they just need maybe something on top(maybe garlic salt?)
~ The snickerdoodle had really good flavor, but they were a little crumbly




CONS 
NOTE: I feel really bad for saying anything negative, because I hate being critical. However, I want people to know that I love their food overall, but I want to give constructive criticism to allow them to improve.
~ The shortbread was very dry(I know shortbread is dry but like a different kind of dry, if that makes sense). It also needed more butter-y/shortbread flavor.
~ I want to first say that I made some french bread and it turned out the same way...crumbly and dry. I was really hoping that they had found the secret. However, that was not the case. I think that gluten-free bread is just really hard to get right. 
~ The business is small....more of a take-out place. I am hoping that they will continue to expand, allowing them to get a bigger place.

As a final note, I wanted to say that I enjoyed myself tonight. I got to meet other gluten-free bloggers and enjoy some really good gluten-free food. I am looking forward to trying their lemonade cupcake with strawberry butter cream and their savory cupcakes(my mouth is watering!)

Reviews

I'm so sorry I haven't blogged in a while. My life has been crazy busy between school, babysitting, and college applications. Tonight, however, I had the pleasure of going to a bakery opening. This wasn't just any bakery opening though, this was the first gluten-free bakery to open in Fresno/Clovis area. Although I am a baker myself, having the option of someone else doing the work is nice. This new bakery is located on 435 N. Clovis Street, Suite 106 in Clovis, Ca. They also have a Facebook: www.facebook.com/gfpleasebakery

Any way... back to the important stuff: the food. Overall, the food was really good. They serve everything cupcakes(savory ones too!) to biscuits, and even bread by the loaf. While, they served only a few flavors of cupcakes tonight, I can tell already that they have a bright(and long) future in the Fresno/Clovis area. Although I HATE when people go on and on about all the things they didn't like, I do want to offer my honest opinion. I will compare them in a "pro/con" form to give a clearer picture.


PROS 
~ Their dairy-free vanilla and spice cake(with goat cream cheese frosting) are amazing! They are sooo moist and I will definitely be going there just for those two cupcakes.
~ They have the BEST gluten-free pizza I have ever tried. Over the last year I have been experimenting with different recipes, so I wasn't expecting to like it. It was so good that I forgot it was gluten-free(which is a huge compliment!).
Pepperoni/Cheese Pizza

Shortbread(bottom left), Dairy-free vanilla cupcakes, gluten-free stuffing

Spice cupcake with goat cream cheese frosting(yum!)

IN-BETWEEN
Note: There were a few bake goods tonight that were not awful, but needed a little help. Because of this, I decided to have an "in-between section."

~ I liked(not loved) the carrot cake. It was moist, but it didn't have enough "carrot" flavor for me.
~ Like the carrot, the chocolate was moist, but I couldn't tell it was chocolate(I wanted a "deeper" chocolate flavor)
~ The biscuits were good, they just need maybe something on top(maybe garlic salt?)
~ The snickerdoodle had really good flavor, but they were a little crumbly




CONS 
NOTE: I feel really bad for saying anything negative, because I hate being critical. However, I want people to know that I love their food overall, but I want to give constructive criticism to allow them to improve.
~ The shortbread was very dry(I know shortbread is dry but like a different kind of dry, if that makes sense). It also needed more butter-y/shortbread flavor.
~ I want to first say that I made some french bread and it turned out the same way...crumbly and dry. I was really hoping that they had found the secret. However, that was not the case. I think that gluten-free bread is just really hard to get right. 
~ The business is small....more of a take-out place. I am hoping that they will continue to expand, allowing them to get a bigger place.

As a final note, I wanted to say that I enjoyed myself tonight. I got to meet other gluten-free bloggers and enjoy some really good gluten-free food. I am looking forward to trying their lemonade cupcake with strawberry butter cream and their savory cupcakes(my mouth is watering!)
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