It may still be March, but the weather today looks perfect for a trip to the beach. As I’ve mentioned before, picnics are very hard if you are egg/dairy/nut-free. It’ll be sandwiches, crisps, vegetable sticks, fruit and these cookies I made last night. They’re chocolate and orange and hopefully will stand up to the journey…. I’ll post the recipe later, got to make the picnic now!
I wonder if we’ll be able to get an ice lolly? Obviously ice creams are out of the question, but last year good old Calippo ice lollies you can get nearly everywhere started to contain traces of nuts – that risk may be ok at home, but certainly not in the middle of nowhere on a day out. It’s rather gutting for a child to not be able to even have an ice lolly when everyone else is tucking in on a hot day…
UPDATE: Here’s the recipe, inspired by Vegan Cookies Invade the Cookie Jar. Apparently they’re like Pepperidge farm Milanos – I’m from the UK so that means nothing to me!
Choc n Orange Lucky Clover Cookies (dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, soya-free, vegetarian and vegan)
Makes about 18 cookies
- 1/3 cup oat milk
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup sunflower oil
- 1 tsps vanilla paste (2 of essence)
- 1 tsp orange essence
- 1 tbsp orange juice
- 2 cups of flour
- 2 tbsps cornflour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 45g dairy-free ‘milk’ chocolate, chopped
– Preheat oven to 180 degrees centigrade
– Whisk together the oat milk, sugar, oil, vanilla, orange juice and orange essence
Sift in the flour, cornflour, baking powder and salt. Mix well. Stir in the chopped chocolate.
– Using floured hands form large marble sized balls of dough and place on a lined baking sheet. Flatten slightly. (I then stamped mine with a clover template)
– bake for about 15 minutes
– Cool slightly, then move to a wire rack to cool.
(These were great for a picnic, but I reckon they’d be even better half coated in dark chocolate when cool)