If you’ve ever been allergic or intolerant of a food, I think you’ll feel me when I say the other night was one of those ‘I’m going to eat it regardless of how ill it will make me’ blips. The weather was cold, it was a long week, and girl wanted chocolate.
I feel at this stage of the game, two years after the love affair with myself and chocolate ended, I’m still reminiscent of a jealous ex stalking a FaceBook page, except its more me crying hysterically on the floor of the sweet aisle in Tesco because my body has malfunctioned and decided to no longer enjoy dairy.
YOU GET THE PICTURE.
Whilst all toys were out of the metaphorical pram, I had a lightbulb moment and remembered the brownie mix I had stashed away in the cupboard for a rainy day. Well, this was a royal thunderstorm of a day, and so the brownie mix was cracked out, swooping in to save the day.
I bought this brownie mix from Delicious Alchemy at the FreeFrom show in Liverpool, it’s my favourite find of the entire day- I do love baking from scratch and before being dairy free I never really used baking mix packets, however, it’s hard to get the whole ‘this is dairy free but also super chocolatey’ thing right, usually I’d have to bake with dark chocolate which I’m not wild about, but somehow these brownies are magical and the most similar product I’ve tasted to regular brownies, they taste like milk chocolate, they’re gooey and chewy round the edges and I’ve really missed a fudge taste, which these have. If you’re dairy/gluten free, and missing fudge brownies, get yourself online and order these! Any product I find that taste like the real thing so we don’t have to miss out on the taste is a huge winner in my book.
I’ve also got an oaty cookie mix, which I’ve yet to try, but after these, I have high hopes for them!
They’re crisp on the top and so super hard to cut without them cracking!
All you have to do to make them, is add 100g dairy free butter, and 2 eggs. You melt the butter and mix it together with the mix, then add two beaten eggs, then pop it in a lined brownie tray and cook for 18-20 minutes (mine were ready in 18!)
I used Vitalite dairy free butter which worked really well, I usually use Pure but had none in the fridge so used this instead!
Have you tried any of the Delicious Alchemy products? Which ones would you recommend?