I’ve had quite a few people lately asking for an allergy-friendly version of this New Zealand birthday party staple..so here it is! It is not rocket science at all, so long as you can source (or make, obviously) some dairy/egg free malt type biscuits and some coconut condensed milk. Don’t panic if you can’t do that! Other options for the condensed milk are buying soy/rice/coconut milk powder and making your own. I have used this condensed milk recipe before using Alfa lite powder, which most of my household can tolerate, but I’ve seen soy and coconut milk powders recently that would also work just fine. For the biscuits, I used Budget Malt biscuits which are egg and dairy free..but i have made them before by using a egg and dairy free shortbread biscuit mix with a bit of malt extract added to the dough. Enjoy!
- 2 packets allergy friendly malt biscuits
- 1 cup desiccated coconut + extra for rolling
- 150 g melted dairy free margarine (I use Sunrise)
- 1 400g can coconut condensed milk
- 1 packet eskimo lollies (or fruit puffs), each cut into 5 slices
- Melt the condensed milk and margarine together. Place the biscuits in a food processor and blitz until completely crumbled up.. If you don't have a food processor, place them in a plastic bag, then put that inside another plastic bag (especially if you are letting kids do this haha, you will thank me later!), and press firmly with a rolling pin. Add the coconut and melted margarine and condensed milk and blitz until completely incorporated. It should have come together as one big mass. If it is still really crumbly, add some more melted margarine. You have 2 choices now: press into a tin and make a slice (faster), and sprinkling coconut on the top...or placing in two long pieces of baking paper and rolling tightly into 2 long logs. Place in the refrigerator for 10 minutes then roll in coconut. Slice when cool.
- This makes quite a lot, but you can easily do half the recipe.
Dairy, Egg and Gluten free dinner ideas: Venison with crunchy thyme potatoes and garlicky herb sauce
Finding it difficult to come up with new and interesting Dairy,Egg and Gluten free dinner ideas? Venison has been a life-saver in our house with everyone allergic to beef and 2/3 of my children allergic to lamb as well. It isn’t the cheapest, but it’s so yum and really tender if cooked right. We generally have it once or twice a week and my eldest daughter who is wheat ok loves it cold on homemade crackers with hummus underneath which is great if we have leftovers…which is pretty much never haha.
Apologies to the nut free and egg free camp, but this chocolatey goodness will make you want to eat gluten free every day of the week if you don’t already have to! It is also great iced or plain with just a sprinkle of icing sugar 🙂 This is so good the hotel director and F & B manager on the cruise ship where I was working came in one day saying I must have made a mistake because it had a sign on it saying gluten free but it tasted really fab. The ultimate compliment…This also makes a great dressy dessert if its heated up slightly and served with ganache, ice-cream and a berry compote. I KNOW! YUM!