Guilt-Free Desserts for the Whole Family!
Updated MARCH 23, 2021
Ever wanted to order a treat for your family, but couldn't find something that everyone enjoys and fits everyone's dietary needs? Or worse, finding a bakery that offers what you like, AND fits your dietary needs, but isn't halal? It's a common frustration we all face, and most of the time we either end up skipping dessert or eating something that we know isn't good for our health.
Linda Majid is familiar with this situation. She has a son on the autism spectrum and is very proactive in ensuring he's in the best health, which means that most sugary treats are out of the question. Research has shown that limiting sugar input helps autistic children manage hyperactivity and overstimulation.
However, she didn't want to completely deprive him of the joys of a good dessert. "There has to be a balance, we can't just limit absolutely everything he eats,” she said. That was the inspiration behind Naturally Artisanal. Linda wanted to create desserts that her son could enjoy, that could also be shared with the family.
Naturally Artisanal offers halal, diabetic-friendly, keto-friendly, and even gluten-free desserts that can be enjoyed by everyone! Linda specialises in baked goods of all kinds, including wedding cakes, cupcakes, muffins, and more.
We tried out a whole range of baked goods that Naturally Artisanal has available. Our first try was the Keto-Friendly (and gluten-free!) Strawberry Shortcake ($28 and up), decorated with fresh strawberry chunks and looking like an absolute treat! The cake was moist and spongy with a generous filling of cream, and the fresh strawberries added a nice zest that we enjoyed. This cake, like most of Linda's bakes, can be customised to be keto-friendly, sugar-free, or gluten-free, and is available in a few sizes.
Next up was the tea-flavoured cookie series, featuring Thai Milk Tea and Earl Grey Tea cookies. These are all eggless, so they're great for your vegan friends or anyone who's allergic to egg. They also come in a sugar-free variety! The cookies were crunchy, crumbly, and delightful, and you could really taste the unique tea flavours. Linda only uses premium tea leaves for these cookies, and it shows in the quality of the flavour. Definitely a snack you could munch on all day, especially if you get the sugar-free ones.
Last but not least, we got to try a customer favourite - burnt cheesecake! Linda had prepared 3 varieties for us to sample, including the Original Basque Burnt Cheesecake, and the Speculoos and Nutella variants. Her cheesecakes have a whole range of other toppings available for the more adventurous out there, including Milo Dinosaur! We especially loved the Speculoos one, the crunchy biscoff and signature flavour went really well with the creamy cheesecake. The Nutella was also mouth-wateringly delicious; chocolate and cheese are always a good match!
Linda was kind enough to give us a box of samples to bring back to our office, and they were all gobbled up within the hour. Naturally Artisanal is proof that being health-conscious does not mean having to sacrifice delicious desserts. It's just a matter of finding the right dessert that you can enjoy without compromising your health!
Dine for Charity with Naturally Artisanal
If you'd like to order a delicious (and halal!) dessert, visit Naturally Artisanal's Instagram page and DM to order
From now until the end of April 2021, Linda will be donating part of the proceeds from each bottle of Eggless Earl Grey Tea and Thai Milk Tea cookies to Global Ehsan Relief Singapore's Care for Single Mothers project. This project supports struggling single mothers by providing them with monthly grocery hampers and cash, so they can focus on other needs such as education.
How to order
Place your orders at @naturally.artisanal through DM. Provide the code DFC2021 for your purchase to support Linda while also helping underprivileged communities in Singapore.
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