I'm pretty much the Queen of the sweet tooth (and my dentist sadly knows this, whoops). As someone who tries to limit her dairy intake, with a partner with nut allergies, I know how frustrating it can be to make yummy food, especially when baking, that fits with your needs. But Delicious Alchemy* answered my prayers, providing me with eons of reasons to procrastibake and fill my kitchen with the scent of warm baked goods. Delicious Alchemy sell products that are not only gluten free, but also dairy AND nut free, which is something I've rarely encountered in the past. I'm forever scouring the 'free from' section in my local supermarket in a vain attempt to find something that fits into all of these categories AND doesn't look like cardboard, but honestly, I've always been out of luck in that department.
Despite considering myself a bit of a baking Queen, sometimes my produce ends up a bit ... haphazard (to say the least!). So thankfully Delicious Alchemy's baking packs are super easy to use, and you can whip up a miracle in no time. When I was a kid I used to spend ages ogling the cupcake making kits in stores, pleading for that little extra bit of sugar, and I'm so excited to see *slightly* healthier versions of all the things I wanted to give a go on the shelves!
Delicious Alchemy were kind enough to send me a whole variety of goodies to give a go, so i got cracking straight away and created havoc all over my kitchen (the mess is part of the fun, right?). The chocolate brownies* were my firm favourite of all the things I received. Although the recipe for this wasn't vegan, you can swap the eggs for flax seed eggs to make it so. I had a favourite brownie recipe that I used to make all the time a couple of years ago, which I lost one day and have spent hours scouring the internet to find ever since with no luck. These brownies taste exactly like them but without the post-dairy eating bloating! I wasn't the only one who fell in love with these either - my housemates had wolfed the whole lot down by time I came home from work that day!
Next on the favourites list was definitely the gluten free porridge*, which has become my staple on a cold morning - topped with some blueberries and honey of course! If you've read my vegan pear and raspberry oatmeal recipe, you'll know how much I've been loving porridge oats recently. They're really great for providing you with slow release energy throughout the day, plus there's just something inherently comforting about them.
I also got to give their oaty cookie mix* a whirl. These were a little too dry for my taste, but they were a lot of fun to make and the raw mixture was absolutely heavenly (I mean, I totally don't try before I bake, psssht). I found once they hardened after baking they were a little too crisp for me and became stale quite quickly. I guess that mostly means all the more reason to snap them up quick!
What are your go-to gluten free brands?
*Although this was a sponsored post, all opinions are my own.