I can’t believe I forgot to mention the Balboa Bakery earlier…
Gluten free is all the rage now and American bakers are working overtime to come up with new recipes for gluten free this and gluten free that. They ought to take some tips from the masters of gluten free baked goods–the Persians. They have been baking with all sorts of flours for centuries!
The delicate rice flour cookies that melt in your mouth at the Balboa Bakery are proof that gluten free can be delicious and sophisticated.
But the rice flour cookies are just a tiny part of the large repertoire of delicious Persian baked goods–with or without gluten. The baked goods at this bakery have a nice subtle and not overly sweet bite that melts in your mouth. They are the perfect dessert to serve with a fancy or simple dinner; or just with a cup of good cardamom tea–which is what I’m about to do right now.:-)
The very nice bakers here will help you figure out the perfect dessert choice for any occasion.
5921 Balboa Ave. San Diego, CA