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Gluten Free Tahini & Peanut Butter Cookies

Like little shortcakes with a lovely crumbly texture, these are really delicious. Gluten free and perfect for a coffee break .

Sesame Tahini Cookies

Makes 24
2 cups gluten free flour
1/2 tsp mixed spice
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup well-stirred tahini
1 cup maple syrup
1 cup peanut butter
1 tsp of vanilla extract
4 tbs roasted mixed nuts roughly chopped
1/2 cup coconut oil melted

Oven at 180
In a medium sized bowl, whisk the coconut oil, tahini, maple syrup and peanut butter until well blended. Fold in the Flour and mixed spice until you get a rough dough. Tip onto a sheet of clingfilm and flatten slightly. Wrap and chill in the fridge for about an hour.

When the dough is chilled, roll out spoonfuls of dough, place onto parchment lined baking sheets, slightly flatten each ball with a fork and press some nuts into the top.
Bake for 12-14 minutes until slightly golden.
Cool cookies completely on sheets before transferring to your serving plate.

Brownies but not as you know them….


A visit to the National Gallery filled the day today, the building is being renovated and we have a small child in tow so a short visit is necessary, a visit to see the best assembled into one exhibition- Masterpieces from the Collection. There are loads of memories for me on those walls stretching back as far as primary school when we were taken in on school trips to see the paintings. Eva loved any pictures with the ‘baby Jesus’ in them and I had my breath taken away (again) by Caravaggio’s ‘The Taking of Christ’. Lunch in the restaurant disappointed though, room is great, shame about the food.
Home through the lasing rain ..the leftovers from a roast chicken made the perfect food for a day like today. .. hot Thai curry with rice and crispy shallots. In the meantime I filled the house with the smells of home baking because what else do you do when the rain pours. Homemade Granola to keep us going during the week, Coconut and Lime roulade for a party tomorrow and best of all, Brownies with Peanut butter icing.
Brownie Cookies with peanut butter frosting
Preheat oven to 180C
350gr good chocolate chopped
40gr butter
2 eggs
100gr sugar
1 tsp vanilla
40 gr flour – I used dove gluten free white flour mix
¼ tsp baking powder

Melt 200gr of the chocolate with the butter gently and stir until smooth
Place eggs, sugar and vanilla into mixer and whisk until pale and creamy – about 10 mins
Fold in sieved flour, baking powder
Stir in melted chocolate mix and remaining chocolate
Spoon tablespoons onto baking trays lined with parchment
Bake for about 8 minutes until puffed and cracked. Make sure not to overbake as it needs to be lovely and gooey

For the peanut butter frosting beat 5 tablespoons of peanut butter with 100gr icing sugar and 40mls cream together until thick. Sandwich the biscuits together and enjoy sparingly after a really long walk in the rain, a trek up a mountain or a good workout!

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