It's just about typical for me that I have developed a Dairy intolerance, to be fair, it has been around for a while, but I actually just went and got myself tested and found out what it was all about. So, I have been trying some good old recipes using dairy free spread to see whether I can still eat the things I already love!
I thought I would have a go at Chocolate and Oat cookies as you can have 50% and above dark chocolate if you are going dairy free and just replace the butter with dairy free spread.
They tasted pretty damn good too, the only difference I could tell is that they spread a little more in the oven.
You will need: 113g dairy free spread ( I use Vitalite or Pure Soya), 110g brown sugar, 100g caster sugar, 128g plain flour, 106g oats, 1 egg, 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda, 100g dark chocolate (50% and above) and 1 tsp vanilla extract.
This recipe is relatively easy, put all the ingredients together in a bowl and mix well, then add a desert spoon sized dollop onto baking sheets and put in the oven at 180 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
That is literally all you need to do. This recipe makes about 15 cookies, I doubled up my batch to make loads for a friends birthday and they seemed to go down very well. I don't think they even knew!
What's your favourite recipe, whether dairy free or not, let me know in the comments below. If you do have any great recipes for dairy free though, I would love to hear about them as I am trying to find more all the time.
It does make me very hungry doing these posts, but as they are so quick I could probably just make up a a batch after work, right?