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Creamy dairy-free peanut chicken satay skewers

Creamy dairy-free peanut chicken satay skewers

This quick and easy grilled chicken skewers make a delicious free-from dinner or lunch. Served with creamy peanut satay sauce with hints of fresh ginger and soy sauce.

Easy homemade dark chocolate bars (tempered chocolate)

Easy homemade dark chocolate bars (tempered chocolate)

Create your own chocolate bar with this easy dark chocolate bark recipe. Wrap it up in cellophane for an impressive homemade gift idea, or break up into chunks to enjoy with a coffee after dinner. Customise with any topping you fancy, from crushed nuts to dried fruit or a decorative white chocolate swirl.

Cherry & dark chocolate gluten-free blondies

Cherry & dark chocolate gluten-free blondies

Cherry & dark chocolate gluten-free blondies

Soft and gooey with thick chunks of melting dark chocolate and zingy cherries, these gluten free blondies are an indulgent treat. Made with dairy-free butter and a sprinkle of gluten-free flour, the vanilla flavoured batter is a nice change to the classic brownie, while still giving you a chocolate hit. 

PREP TIME: 10 MINS

COOK TIME: 30 MINS

TOTAL TIME: 40 mins

Gooey dark chocolate gluten free blondies

Saying this straight up – these blondies aren’t a healthy spin-off recipe. They’re rich, buttery and crammed with soft chocolate chunks, perfect for a super indulgent dessert or post-walk treat with a big cup of tea. 

Similar to my fudgy GF dark chocolate brownie recipe, I’ve tried to minimise the amount of gluten-free flour used in the mix. The result is a very squidgy consistency that melts in the mouth, rather than a cakey texture. 

gluten free chocolate raspberry blondie stack

Ingredients

Gluten free flour blend – I used Dove’s plain GF flour for these, but other blends should also work fine (including non GF if not following a free-from diet)

Dark chocolate – I opt for a breaking up a big bar into large chunks, so that the chocolate still retains it shape after baking, rather than fully melting like chocolate chips would. This way, with each square, you end up with a delicious, soft chunk to bite into.

Cherries – I use fresh cherries for this recipe, but you could also swap them for dried sour cherries for a more zingy option

Vegan butter – again, any brand works fine for this. Feel free to sub for normal butter if not following a dairy-free diet

Sugar – I mixed white and brown sugar together for this, to get a hint of caramel/treacle, without the mixture becoming too brown

Egg – to bind everything together. Feel free to sub out for a flax egg if preferred.

Vanilla extract – a key part of any blondie recipe! Try to use high quality vanilla bean extract for this

Salt – to bring out the vanilla flavour

Baking powder – just a smidge

Gluten free dairy free easy chocolate cherry blondie recipe

Method

Preheat the oven to 180C/350F and line an 8 x 8-inch square pan with baking  paper.

Mix the flour, baking powder and salt

Cream the sugar and butter in a separate bowl, using an electric mixer to beat well. Then add the eggs and continue beating for another minute.

Mix the two bowls together and gently fold in the vanilla, chocolate chunks  and finally the cherries.

Pour the batter into the tin and bake for 20-30 minutes, until the mixture doesn’t look like runny liquid when you give the pan a gentle shake

Remove from the oven and leave in the tin to cool completely, before slicing into squares

dark chocolate dairy free gluten free chocolate chunk blondies

Storage

These blondies are best enjoyed straight away, but can be stored in an airtight container for up to 5 days after baking. 

Cherry & dark chocolate gluten-free blondies

Soft and gooey with thick chunks of melting dark chocolate and zingy cherries, these gluten free blondies are an indulgent treat. Made with dairy-free butter and a sprinkle of gluten-free flour, the vanilla flavoured batter is a nice change to the classic brownie, while still giving you a chocolate hit. 
Course Baking, Dessert
Cuisine American, gluten free
Keyword baking, chocolate, dairy free, gluten free
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 9 large blondies
Calories 310kcal

Equipment

  • Mixing bowl
  • 8 inch tin
  • Electric mixer

Ingredients

  • 130 g 1 cup plain gluten-free flour
  • 200 g (7oz) dark chocolate, bar broken in pieces
  • 50 g white caster sugar
  • 75 g light brown sugar
  • 80 g (2.8oz) vegan butter
  • 1 medium egg
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large pinch salt
  • 150 g (5oz) fresh cherries, pitted / dried sour cherries

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F and line an 8 inch square pan with non-stick baking paper
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt
  • In a separate bowl, cream the sugar and butter together using an electric mixer until smooth and light. Then add the eggs and continue beating for another minute
  • Pour the butter/egg mixture into the other bowl containing the flour mix, and fold together until just combined. Then add in the vanilla, chocolate chunks and cherries, giving a final gentle stir to combine
  • Pour the batter into the prepared tin and bake for 20-30 minutes. The mixture will start to brown from around the 20 minute mark, so start checking regularly from this point. The batter shouldn't behave like a runny liquid when you give the pan a gentle shake - if it still sloshes around in the tin, continue baking for another five minutes. Repeat this process as necessary until the blondies are cooked
  • Remove from the oven and leave the blondies in the tin to cool completely, before slicing into squares
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days
Flourless, refined sugar free, 3-ingredient peanut butter cookies

Flourless, refined sugar free, 3-ingredient peanut butter cookies

These easy to make peanut butter cookies are ready to eat in less than 20 minutes, with barely any cooling time needed. With just three main ingredients, they’re the perfect healthy snack when you’re craving something sweet but still low in sugar and free of any nasty added ingredients.