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Food & dining

Millis cafe’s breads, cupcakes made with gluten-free care

MILLIS — The “twist” in the name Twist Bakery Cafe is that all the baked goods and lunch items — empanadas, sandwiches, roll-ups, salads with a variety of dressings, cupcakes, moist macaroons and muffins, tart lemon squares, cakes, and brownies — are gluten- and peanut-free and many are made without dairy.

Owner Kathryn Ernst, 50, would have loved a spot like this when she was younger and discovered she had an allergy to gluten, the proteins that give bread and baked goods their texture. Even with so many food companies and restaurants adjusting their menus for gluten-free diners (see related story, Page 18), there was still a demand for baked goods.

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