03/09/2015 05:48 BST | Updated 03/09/2015 05:59 BST

Great British Bake Off 2015: How To Make Sugar-Free And Dairy-Free Desserts

This week's Bake Off was chock-a-block with drama: Ian was knocked off the top spot as Star Baker, Paul managed to have everyone in hysterics with his bikini-clad fondant lady and Ugne headed home after her cake collapsed.

It was emotional.

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This week, contestants were asked to bake sugar-free cake, gluten-free pittas and dairy-free ice cream.

To continue the Bake Off vibes, we've put together some handy recipes including these tasty gluten and dairy-free cookies.



120g sunflower spread

120g unrefined caster sugar

200g almond flour

1 tsp vanilla extract

180g dark chocolate, roughly chopped

80g Macadamia nuts, half roughly chopped


  • Preheat the oven to 170C.

  • In a bowl mix together the sunflower spread, caster sugar and almond flour until they form a paste. Then stir through the vanilla extract and the chopped nuts and chocolate.

  • Line two sheets of baking parchment onto two baking racks and scoop 4-5 tablespoons of the cookie dough onto one of the sheets.

  • Use your fingers to spread out each ball into a round cookie shape. They will be quite sticky but persist until they are very thin (less than ½ cm) and make sure that each cookie has an even amount of chocolate chips and nuts.

  • Place the tray on the top shelf of the oven and bake for 15-20 mins.

  • Remove to cool when lightly golden and the chocolate has begun to melt.

  • Repeat and finish making the remainder of the cookies.


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