Gluten Free and Vegan Peaches and Cream Shortcake

Peaches and Cream Shortcake
Gluten free and Vegan

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Delicious Gluten Free and Vegan Raisin Oatmeal Cookies

Delicious Gluten Free , Vegan Raisin Oatmeal Cookies

Something Iconic this week !! Simple but delicious

Raisin Oatmeal Cookies !!!! Okay I can hear some disapproval that you are not keen on raisins !!!

Well Im sorry but you are missing a treat

I’ve also read that folk feel duped when they get a raisin cookie , thinking its chocolate πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚…. well every cookie doesn’t have to contain chocolate SURELY !!!

Well not in The Cauldron Anyway

This recipe is so easy , one that you could easily get the kids involved in !!

They have the soft middle with chewy outer that fit the bill of a great oatmeal cookie , plus the bursts of soft raisin to boot

The everyday cookie that just keeps giving

My last recipe for 3 to 4 weeks but I will explain that after the recipe

So with that lets bake ( Oh and another video for you to show how easy it is )

Delicious Gluten Free and Vegan Raisin Oatmeal Cookies
What a Delicious Group !!!!


Raisin Oatmeal Cookies GF, DF V

Delicious soft and chewy Raisin and Oatmeal cookies

You can use a hand mixer , stand mixer or wooden sppon to make which ever you require


  • 125 g Unsalted Plantbased Butter ( I use Flora plant based )
  • 100 g Light Brown Sugar
  • 75 g White Granulated Sugar
  • 3 tbsp Chickpea/ Besan Flour
  • 3 tbsp Water
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
  • 150 g Gluten Free Plain Flour Blend ( I recommend Doves Farm Freee UK or Pillsbury Us )
  • 1/2 tsp Xanthan Gum ( omit if your flour blend contains it )
  • 150 g Gluten Free Rolled Oats
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder ( make sure it is GF )
  • 1/2 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 200 g Raisins


  1. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper
  2. Add in the Gluten Free plain flour blend , oats, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, and xanthan gum , cinnamon and nutmeg ( If using )to bowl and whisk together
  3. Add your plant based butter and sugars to a bowl and beat till creamy
  4. Mix 3 tbsp of chickpea/ besan flour to 3 tbsp water and mix until smooth
  5. Add this to the creamed mixture with the vanilla extract and beat until combined
  6. Add the dry ingredients to the creamed and beat until a dough is formed
  7. Add in your Raisins and beat mix in until distributed well. I found hand best !!! ( The doughs will be a little tacky )
  8. Weigh your cookies out into nine cookie dough balls – about 90g each!
  9. Roll your cookie dough into balls (don’t roll it too tightly )and put your cookie dough in the freezer for at least 30 minutes, or in the fridge for an hour
  10. Whilst the cookie dough is chilling, preheat your oven to 200C / 395 F ( I do not recommend convection for cookies )
  11. Take your cookies out of the freezer/fridge and put onto a lined baking tray. I put four to five cookies per tray!
  12. Bake the cookies in the oven for 12 minutes
  13. Once baked, leave them to cool on the tray for at least 30 minutes,
  14. Best eaten on the day but will keep in an air tight container for 3 days ( Just give them a little freshen up in the microwave for 10 seconds or in the oven for a couple of minutes
  15. Enjoy

Delicious Gluten Free and Vegan Raisin Oatmeal Cookies

So there you go they are really that easy !!

And a recipe you will make time after time….. a stable bake

Don’t forget that freshly grated Nutmeg it makes all the difference and gives it that Bakery taste we all crave

But remember this is not a raw cookie dough…. don’t even go there its rank until its cooked …… Chickpea flour is not a product to be eaten raw but it is delicious cooked !

Now for some more pictures to make you keep wanting and needing these little morsels , because you would be mad not too !!!

Delicious Gluten Free and Vegan Raisin Oatmeal Cookies
Delicious Gluten Free and Vegan Raisin Oatmeal Cookies What a Stack !!
Delicious Gluten Free and Vegan Raisin Oatmeal Cookies
Could you stop at one !!
Delicious Gluten Free and Vegan Raisin Oatmeal Cookies
The Crumbporn !!

Well as I said I will be missing a few weeks …

Next week I have a the small matter of a Wedding Cake to make and construct ( Not my own don’t worry ) 🀣🀣 so I’m going to be very busy

Then its my two weeks Annual Leave from my day job and at last we get to go on a short break …. so I’m going to take the opportunity to take a well earned social media break

So hopefully I will come back refreshed and full of ideas to keep you entertained over the summer

So with that in mind

Hope you enjoed this quick post

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Gluten Free and Vegan ‘Caram!lk’ Cookies

‘Caramilk’ NYC Style Cookies
Gluten Free and Vegan

Well now for something a little different this week !!

Caramilk ……..but not Caramilk πŸ™Š ……. Caram!lk Cookies because these are Gluten Free and Vegan

Who would have thought that this chocolate development would have happened at all……. but the folk at Plamil Foods / So Free Here in the UK have nailed it to the mast

This I must add quickly is not an add this was just the desire to get my hands on the product …….so much so I bought 6 bars πŸ™ŠπŸ™ŠπŸ™Š

So I wanted to make something that was quick easy and fuss free

So Cookies it is ….and delicious they are

As I say with all my cookies that contain Chickpea Flour …..

Please do not taste these until they are cooked …..

It honestly is the food of the devil and you deserve to eat these baked πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

They certainly didn’t hang around long in our Biscuit Tin ( Cough Cookie Jar if you must 🀣)

I have this week once again included a little You Tube Video , If I have these produced I will up load them for you

It may not be every week it does depend on time restraints and whether I can be bothered πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚, but if there is one to be had I will endeavour to get them to you

It still seems a little surreal that I have actually manage to negiotiate some changes to The blog …..

I do hope you like the changes , and I hope its now easier to read and more enjoyable to see the videos that the still pics

Now lets bake some Cookies !!!

Which One Would You Choose ??


Caram!lk Cookies GF, DF V

A thick NYC style cookie packed with chunks of Caram!lk caramlised white chocolate. A delicious combo with a crisp outside and gooey middle

Needs 30 minutes freezer chill , standard GF V White Chocolate can be used if you cant get CaraM!lk


  • 110 grams Plant Based Butter ( at room temperature )
  • 50 grams Caster sugar
  • 100 grams Light brown sugar
  • 250 grams Gluten Free Plain flour blend ( if not using your own I recommend Dove Farms Freee UK or Pillsbury US )
  • 1/2 tsp Xanthan Gum ( Omit if your blend contains it )
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 210 g Gluten Free Vegan Caram!lk Chocolate roughly chopped ( I used Plamil / So Free Carami!k )
  • 3 tbsp Besan / Chickpea Flour
  • 3 tbsp Tap Water


  1. Mix the flour, xanthan gum , baking powder and bicarb in a bowl with a hand whisk intil fully combined and set aside
  2. Roughly chop the Caram!lk Chocolate
  3. Using a a Stand mixer with a paddle attachment or In a large mixing bowl with a hand mixer, cream butter and both sugars until light and fluffy.
  4. In a small bowl , mix the Besan/ Chickpea flour with the water and the vanilla extract until smooth
  5. Add the chickpea flour mix to the creamed sugar
  6. Sieve in flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda
  7. Mix until you have a firm dough.
  8. Add in your chopped up caram!lk bar and mix through.
  9. Portion up 8 even cookie dough balls. Mine were about 90 grams each.
  10. Mould cookie dough into balls and place in the freezer for at least 30 minutes
  11. Preheat your oven to 200C/ 390 F I do not advise fan mode for cookies !!
  12. Bake 2 or 3 at a time on a baking tray lined with parchment in the centre of the oven
  13. Bake for 15 minutes. This will give you a gooey and delicious cookie.
  14. Once baked leave to cool for about 15 minutes.
  15. Enjoy!!

Well I best give you some more pictures to make you real want to make them….. they are really worth the calories 😍😍

Totally satisfying
I will have The one In The Middle 🀣
There has to be a huge stack !!
The Crumb Porn !!!!
Strategically Placed Stack !!

Hope you enjoyed the post…..I really enjoyed making something a little magical and non standard

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Healthier Chocolate Orange Thumbprint Cookies

Chocolate Orange Thumbprint Cookies
Gluten free , Dairy Free, Nut Free, Egg Free , Vegan

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