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Gluten and lactose are not my friends.


Despite the negative attitudes surrounding me from many of those I love best, (cakes, ice cream, hot toast) I decided to become a chef. Not always easy when you live in a bread and milk filled world. I like to think that this has helped me become a better person as I embrace my differences and refuse to let the gluten get me down. I believe InTolerance. I am the InTolerant Chef.

Food should not be about what you can’t eat, but what you can and what you enjoy eating. This blog is about my journey of cooking and eating and discovery. It’s not a definitive guide to allergy awareness nor do my intolerances make me an expert. Your body is your responsibility, not mine. I only know what works for me.


I can tell you this..... No glutens were harmed in the making of this website.

July 9, 2013

Peanut Butter Choc Chip Skillet Cookie


This week is our first week of School Holidays

The Winter break is a great time to curl up in woolies all day, watch a few movies, let the immune system get on top the lurking lurgies, relax and be just a little bit lazy

I spied this style of cookie a few weeks ago in a cooking magazine. It was made, cooked and served all in the same dish- sounding good....
Then lovely Tania posted a yummy sounding reminder, and I knew this cookie was meant to be. I fiddled around with my own ingredients and measurements, and part of the whole lazy sentiment with the use of just one measuring cup so brains in holiday mode don't have to think too hard at all


Littlej just loves chocolate and peanut butter together, so as she has worked very hard this semester and produced a pretty impressive report card, this cookie is deicated to her and with her teenage appetite it certainly won't last very long indeed!



Peanut Butter Choc Chip Skillet Cookie

125gm Butter or dairy free alternative
1 1/3 cup gluten free SR Flour
1/3 cup Cocoa
1/3 cup Brown Sugar
1/3 cup Castor Sugar
1 Egg
1 tab Vanilla
Pinch of Salt
1/3 cup Peanut Butter
1/3 cup Dark Chocolate pieces (70% or dairy free)
1/3 cup Chopped Peanuts


Melt the butter over a low heat, then allow to cool for a few minutes




Add in the sugars and vanilla and stir together




Mix in the egg until well combined




Add in the cocoa, flour and salt



Stir it all together well until it makes a thick, smooth batter




On top of the batter, drop dobs of peanut butter and little clumps of chocolate chips and nuts




Carefully marble them through the batter but be careful not to mix it all together. Streaks and blobs of extra flavour are all good




Pop the whole skillet into the oven at 180* for about 20 minutes. The cookie will still be a bit soft in the centre




Allow the cookie to cool in the skillet, and either serve it still just a bit warm and gooey, or in crispy wedges as well. Or you could add a few big scoops of lactose free icecream to the top and let everyone just dig in out of the actural skillet!




See, still a bit gooey in the middle- perfect!




So yummy and good- and hardly any washing up!



So Dear Readers, do you like to curl up in front of a fire on your Winter Holidays or prefer to be out and about skiing the slopes?



33 comments:

  1. Hehe I'm a big fan of anything undersize or oversized and this definitely fits into the category! :D

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    1. Me too Lorraine, for some reason they're so much cuter than regular sized items! Xox

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  2. Oooooooh nice!!! What fun your snuggly winter holiday days sound like :) I am so not a skier! I am a winter hiker & a reading by the fire lady!
    Heidi xo

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    1. Frost and fog are definitely inside holidays Heidi! I don't mind a brisk hike, butI hate skiing for sure :)

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  3. I am so happy to curl up in front of the fire with something delicious and sweet! This cookie looks like the perfect match for me... I just need mug of your hot chocolate to go with it :)

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    1. Now you're talking my language! But your Thai holiday relaxing on the beach with a massage is my idea of bliss... Sigh.... :)

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  4. My goodness this recipe is too cool and cute! It's like the ultimate dream, peanut butter choc chip cookie the size of my face. I'll probably have trouble sharing this as well, how awful of me. Awesome!

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    1. Why thanks indeed Winston! I promise I won't tell if you keep the whole cookie for yourself- it will be our little secret :)

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  5. I saw this on Tania's blog. Like you say, this is great for the school holidays. I can imagine though that this would disappear very quickly! xx

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    1. In the blink of an eye Charlie! Teenagers just don't stop eating!! I took two of them to sushi yesterday, and the train kept coming by and piling up the plates.... $98 later........

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    2. Thats alot! My 4 year old is dangerous with Sushi train she eats about $12 already and I have to say no more, she wants more...

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  6. I used to love school holidays when I could be at home with my two, Bec. Your cookie sounds wonderful!

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    1. Thanks Lizzy! Most mums can't wait for the holidays to be over, but I can't wait for them to start :)

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  7. If I go back to scholl and do real good, can I come live at your house? That cookie is some reward and sounds incredible. Whom do I call about transferring my credits? :)

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    1. I don't know John, littlej is in all advanced placement classes... She takes some beating :) Maybe if you're really good...:)

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  8. That is one big giant cookie grandma... "better for you to eat with my dear".. lovely!

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    1. And I can tell you that littlej gobbled it down wolfishly too! I certainly don't want to be the one to stand between her and her cookie! :)

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  9. Lovely! The perfect treat for school holidays! :) I love PB and chocolate too (shh...don't tell).. :) xxx

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    1. Thanks sweetie! You are the chocolate queen- I think your secret is out :) xox

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  10. Can you hear me groan with envy all the way down there? I love this and I have no children to share it with.

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    1. No one would know if you ate the whole thing Maureen- I promise not to tell :)

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  11. holy deliciousness!!!! Should not have read this while hungry lol

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    1. That's always the danger Lisa- especially before breakfast! :)

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  12. This is the second skillet cookie recipe I've seen in a week! That must be a sign, right? ;-) I love you comment about keeping the streaks and blobs. I want this cookie! Now! :-)

    Shirley

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  13. Big and chocolate - it answers all my immediate requirements!

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  14. What is gluten free SR flour... I've never heard the term before... thx

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    1. Self raising flour, one that has a raising agent already added

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  15. Will have to make this, my little kids would love it

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    1. The cookie would be bigger than their faces!

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  16. Can you imagine what my kids would do if they saw this sitting on the table top? They would tear me apart in order to get to it, that's what would happen! Yum!

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  17. Just like little Cookie Monsters Brydie! Watch out :)

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  18. Oh my goodness! I love this , and the perfect combination....

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