Last week I had the opportunity to sample some delicious gluten-free baked goodies made by Tully’s Bakery. Tully is an up and coming young female chef in New York City, originally from Memphis, TN, so she’s a gluten-free southern girl at heart. Diagnosed with celiac disease in 2008 and a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu in Austin, TX Tully’s made it her goal to create yummy gluten-free cookies and brownies that actually taste like cookies and brownies. I love seeing young women out there, making their celiac diagnosis into a positive life change. Tully has combined her culinary gift with a desire to serve and bring quality food to others with celiac and gluten allergies and intolerances.
Not only are Tully’s cookies and brownies delicious, but I love Tully’s logo, website and the wrapping that she uses for her products. I got to taste Tully’s dark chocolate brownies and both varieties of her cookies, chocolate chip and oatmeal, cranberry, white and semi-sweet chocolate. All of her products shipped well and tasted fresh upon arrival.
David and I enjoyed and savored all three varieties, but could not come to a consensus on our favorite. He said that Tully’s brownies were the best gluten-free brownies he’d ever tried and I agree. I’m definitely biased about my favorite Tully’s product though, and prefer the oatmeal, cranberry, chocolate chip cookie. I love a ‘trail mix’ combination of ingredients in a sweet treat. I’m always trying to put gluten-free oats into my food so I applaud Tully for doing just that. Part of what makes Tully’s cookies so good is that she bakes with milk and egg products and she doesn’t shy away from quality baking ingredients, as long as their gluten-free. She doesn’t try to fit every dietary need into one cookie and I’m confident Tully’s way makes for a much better cookie.
So now that you’re salivating just thinking about these baked goodies, you may be wondering, “Where do I get Tully’s treats?” Well, sadly for us Georgians, the only locations Tully sells her products are coffee shops and bakeries in New York, but you can order them online at her website. Tully’s prices are very reasonable for a made from scratch baked good. I’m hoping to get Tully’s into some Atlanta stores in the future, so I’ll keep you posted.
On Tully’s website, she writes, “Eating gluten-free allows you to explore grains, seeds and starches you may never have tried before.” That’s what I’m talking about! It’s so much better to embrace the foods that we can eat as opposed to focusing on what we can’t have. Thank you, Tully, for contributing to the gluten-free community, creating delicious, flavorful sweets. (Also, I froze one of Tully’s cookies last week so I’m looking forward to enjoying my last Tully’s cookie sometime soon!)