Caramel filled chocolates

Caramel filled chocolates

These are so good.

They are vegan, gluten free and nut free.

Some cheap to make once you have moulds.

Ingredients

  • 100g chocolate- I used cheap lidl dark chocolate that’s dairy and soya free. Any chocolate will work so whatis your safe chocolate.
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil – this makes it easier to spread in the mould.
  • You might need more/less chocolate depending on size of your moulds.
  • Use a brush and do a thin layer in mould.
  • When it sets, brush on another layer. Keep doing this until you are happy mould is fully covered. Hold up to the light to make sure there’s no missed bits.
  • Caramel
  • The cream from half a can of tinned coconut, this doesn’t need to be accurately measured.
  • 100g brown sugar – white will also work but will slightly change the flavour
  • 2 tablespoon of water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup/golden syrup
  • 100g dairy free butter
  • Put all ingredients in to saucepan. Simmer on medium heat for 20/30 minutes until golden brown. Stir regularly. Leave to cool fully.
  • Once chocolate is set, fill with cold caramel.
  • Cover with more chocolate. Once fully set remove from moulds

Eat. 😋😋

Vegan condensed milk – slow cooker

https://freefromyummies.ie/2019/10/07/vegan-condensed-milk/

*** Vegan coconut condensed milk ***

Ingredients

1 can of full fat coconut milk (400g)

100g/½ cup sugar

50g/¼ cup dairy free butter

Method

  • Place the tinned coconut milk in fridge over night to it will raise to the top of the can.
  • Take the coconut cream from the canned milk and put in the bowl of your slow cooker. You do not need to be exact. It doesn’t matter if some of the water from the can is put in the bowl as it will evaporate.
  • Place all ingredients in slow cooker and turn on high and leave lid off.
  • Cook for 2 hours, mix every 30 minutes. It should have reduced in volume/
  • Mix well at the end of the 2 hours and pour in jar to cool and thicken. Place in fridge overnight.

Alternatives

  • Can be made using alternative milks creams. It may require a longer time depending on fat content of milk been used.
  • Works well with soya cream or oat milk cream.

Caramel Slices

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Caramel Slice

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Caramel Slices

Updated recipe

** Dairy free and gluten free caramel slices **
These are also soya free and egg free

These taste great.

* Shortbread Base *
125g/1 cup gluten free plain flour
125g/1 cup cornflour
15ml/1 tbsp warm water
160g/¾ cup dairy free butter
90g/¾ cup icing sugar/powdered sugar

* Caramel layer *
A can of condensed milk or Homemade condensed milk made with 1 can of coconut milk (400g)
90g/¾ cup caster sugar
1 tbsp maple syrup/golden syrup
125g/½ cup dairy free butter

* Chocolate layer *
150g/¾ cup dairy free and soya chocolate
1 tbsp coconut oil (optional) – this makes it easier to spread on top

*Shortbread*

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius
  • Mix the butter and sugar together
  • Sieve in the flour and mix well into butter and sugar mix.
  • Add water and bring mix together. Don’t over mix.
  • Press into lined tin (8cm Square tin) and bake for 25/30 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, put aside to cool.

*Caramel*

  • Put the condensed milk, caster sugar, syrup and butter into a saucepan.
  • Stir constantly over a low heat until sugar melt. Stir constantly to prevent burning. this will take approximately 15 minutes.
  • The mixture will thicken as the sugar and syrup melts.
  • Continue stirring over heat until colour changes to a ‘caramel’. watch carefully as it can easily burn.
  • Leave a side to cool. Make sure it’s fully cool before putting on the shortbread. Spread across shortbread.

*Chocolate*

  • Melt chocolate (and coconut oil)
  • Ensure caramel is completely cold before spreading across it.

Leave to cool and harder before cutting.

The Caramel layer can be made without condensed milk but is more temperature sensitive

* Caramel layer *
400g can of coconut milk
250g/2 cups caster sugar
30ml/2 tbsp water
125g/½ cup dairy free butter

  • Place tin of coconut milk in fridge over. This will allow the cream to rise to the top of tin.
  • Add sugar to saucepan and water.
  • Mix until sugar is wet.
  • Heat over medium heat and boil to a caramel colour.
  • Do not mix as it will crystallise but shake saucepan to ensure that all the sugar melts.
  • Be careful not to burn but you need to bring it to a high temperature, otherwise it won’t set.
  • Take off heat and mix in coconut cream (you will be left with water in tin).
  • Stir quickly as you don’t want it to thicken too quickly.
  • Continue to stir until milk dissolves.
  • Stir in butter while still hot. Make sure butter melts fully.
  • Leave a side to cool. Make sure it’s fully cool before putting on the shortbread. Spread across shortbread.

Vegan gluten free fudge

*** Vegan gluten free fudge ***

Ingredients

  • 400g Vegan chocolate

Method

  1. Place condensed milk and chocolate in slow cooker at high until chocolate is melted.
  2. Once chocolate is melted, turn down to low.
  3. Leave on low for 90 minutes, stir regularly.
  4. At end of 90 minutes, add any extra ingredients/flavours
  5. Pour in lined tray or moulds and put into fridge overnight.

Flavours

  • White chocolate
  • Creme mint chocolate
  • Baileys
  • Lemon
  • Peanut/almond butter
  • Vanilla

Vegan condensed milk

https://freefromyummies.ie/2019/10/07/vegan-condensed-milk/

*** Vegan coconut condensed milk ***

Ingredients

1 cream of the can of coconut milk (400g)

100g sugar

50g dairy free butter

Method

  • Take the coconut cream from the canned milk. You don’t need to be exact. It is not important if you use some of the water from the can as it will evaporate.
  • Place all ingredients in slow cooker and turn on high and leave lid off.
  • Cook for 2 hours, mix every 30 minutes
  • Mix well at the end of the 2 hours and pour in jar to cool and thicken. Place in fridge overnight.

Alternatives

  • Can be made using alternative milks creams. It may require a longer time depending on fat content of milk been used.
  • Works well with soya cream or oat milk cream.

Vegan Chocolate Square

Shortbread base with a creamy chocolate topping

Dairy free, soya free, egg free, nut free, peanut free and gluten free

*** BASE ***

75g plain flour (any flour will work, I use a gluten free flour mix).

50g cornflour

1 tbsp warm water

100g dairy free butter

50g icing sugar

Method

Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcuis

Mix all the ingredients together and spread on a 20cm square baking tray.

Bake for 20 minutes until it begins to colour.

Place in fridge to cool while you make the topping.

*** TOPPING ***

1 can (400ml) full fat coconut milk placed in fridge overnight and use cream from top

2 tbsp icing sugar (sieved to remove lumps) (extra may be needed if mixture doesn’t thicken)

150g dairy and soya free chocolate

Method

Melt the chocolate

Whisk the coconut milk and icing sugar together. Whisk at high speed for at least 5 minutes.

Fold in the melted chocolate but make sure the chocolate has cooled down.

If the mixture doesn’t thicken add another tablespoon of icing sugar and mix again.

Spread the chocolate mix over the cold base. Place in fridge for at least 2 hours before cutting/serving.

Alternatives:

  • Add chocolate chips to cooled chocolate mix. If you have a safe white chocolate, white chocolate chips are nice through it.
  • Add chopped walnuts or roast hazelnuts.
  • Decorate with strawberries/raspberries.

Vegan Strawberry Cheese Cake

*** Dairy free, soya free, egg free and can easily be made gluten free ***

Ingredients

One can of coconut milk

2 tbsp icing sugar

135g block of jelly/jello (strawberry flavour if you want it to be strawberry flavoured)

200ml water

250g biscuits (I used digestive biscuits)

100g dairy free butter

Method

  • Store can of coconut milk in fridge over night. This will allow the cream to rise to the top.
  • Crush biscuits in blender. Melt the butter and add to the crushed biscuits. Place crush biscuits in bottom of cake dish and set a side to set .
  • With 200ml of boiling water, melt the jelly and leave a side to cool down fully.
  • Using only the cream of the coconut milk (not the water), whisk with the sugar.
  • Add the melted jelly to the coconut cream and mix well.
  • Spread across top of crushed biscuits. Place in fridge overnight to set.
  • Decorate as required.

Alternatives:

  • Use gluten free biscuits in base.
  • Any flavour of jelly will work.
  • Use 2 cans of coconut milk and 2 blocks of jelly to make top thicker.

Vegan cheesecake

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*** Vegan cheesecake ***

Dairy free, soya free, egg free and easily made gluten free.

One can of coconut milk (400g)
200g dairy free chocolate
2 tbsp icing sugar (powdered sugar)
250g biscuits (any biscuits will work – a mixture of digestives and ginger biscuits is nice)
100g dairy free butter

Method

  • Store can of coconut milk in fridge over night. This will allow the cream to rise to the top.
  • Crush biscuits in blender. Melt the butter and add to the crushed biscuits. Place crush biscuits in bottom of cake dish.
  • Melt the chocolate – set aside to cool.
  • Using only the cream of the coconut milk (not the water), whisk with the sugar.
  • Add melted chocolate to coconut milk (need to have cooled slightly) and mix well.
  • Spread across top of crushed biscuits. Place in fridge for a few hours to set.

Alternatives:
• Use gluten free biscuits in base.
• Use 2 cans of coconut milk (800g) and 400g of chocolate to make top thicker.

Possible to freeze and will keep in freezer for up to 3 months. Defrost overnight before using.

 

 

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Strawberry Cheesecake.

 

Coconut cupcakes

*** Coconut muffins ***
Dairy free, soya free, egg free and gluten free

Ingredients

  • 200ml coconut milk
  • 20ml cider vinegar
  • 160g self raising flour
  • 40g coconut flour
  • 30g desiccated coconut
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Half tsp bicarbonate soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 40g brown sugar
  • 80ml melted coconut oil

Method

  • Preheat oven to 180C/355F
  • Mix the milk and cider together and set a side.
  • Sieve the flours and add the rest of the dry ingredients and mix well.
  • Add the oil to the milk and cider mixture and whisk.
  • Immediated spoon into bun cases (should make 12 muffins).
  • Bake for 20 minutes, until golden brown.

(If using gluten free plain flour then use a half teaspoon of xanthan gum or teaspoon of cornflour and an extra teaspoon of baking powder with the gluten free plain flour)