I was recently contacted by Mannings about the official launch of their gluten free bakery, which is trading under the name The Liberty Baker. Mannings are already an institution in Dublin 8 for their cakes as well as their sandwiches/salads in the cafe, so a gluten free bakery is another string to add to their bow.

They kindly sent me a hamper of goodies to sample last week. Thank god I’m 6 months pregnant and have *some* sort of excuse for savaging the lot over the weekend (with a little help from friends and family!).


manningstartEverything was absolutely delicious and I was particularly impressed with the apple tart which is a hard one to get right with GF pastry.  I also tried their chocolate cake, biscuit cake, muffins  and cookies, you can see a full selection of their GF offering at the link above. I know where I’ll be going the next time I need an occasional dessert, the black forest gateaux pics on their website look ah-maz-ing.



To ease any cross contamination concerns, I can confirm Mannings are operating their GF operation from a dedicated kitchen and only need 48 hours notice for their gluten free cakes. You can visit Mannings on Thomas street or at one of their concessions in Tallaght or Blanchardstown shopping centre. Full contact info is on their website.