Online Cookery Class - Online Cookery Class: Gluten Free Baking (7 day recording)

Online Cookery Class: Gluten Free Baking (7 day recording)

Date and Time

Thursday 6th May 2021

7:00pm - 8:00pm


£20 Standard / £10 Concessions**/ £5 Unwaged. The recording will be valid for a minimum of 7 days


Zoom, details to be provided via email. Check your junk mail if need be!

This a past event and is no longer avaliable.
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The Event

Join Lauren Lovatt, founder of the plant based culinary school, Plant Academy, to learn some incredible gluten free recipes that are designed to be used time and time again throughout the seasons. Lauren loves to create food that everyone can enjoy, whether they have an allergy, intolerance or otherwise. She will teach you the joy of gluten free baking and living - and that without gluten you won’t miss a thing.

 This recording of a live interactive class will include:

  • Learn to make sweet or savoury shortcrust pastry (then make one cheese tart and one jam tart)
  •  Make delicious chocolate & peanut cupcakes using a secret ingredient - sweet potato
  • How to make more-ish hemp choc chip cookies 
  • How to make versatile tasty coconut flatbreads  
  • The cookies and cupcakes will store for a week and you can freeze the tarts if you wish
  • Recording valid for minimum of 7 days
  • Recipe handout included containing bonus recipes 

For ingredients and equipment needed see below 

About Lauren

Lauren Lovatt is a plant based gluten free chef and Entrepreneur. She is the founder of the Plant Academy, a London-based culinary school inspiring passion through plants to learn how to boost your mood with food, and has always inspired by food that not only nourishes our bodies but nurtures our mental health as well. Lauren has worked on many gluten free projects including restaurants, pop-up dinners and menu consultancy. Lauren has openly shared her journey with mental health over the years which led her to discover this passion to inspire others through food. With everything she does driven by a burning desire to share that food, not only the ingredients you eat but the act of cooking and coming together around a table can change everything in terms of our mental health. Turning our preconceptions of mental health upside down and sharing the true flavour of Mind Food.

Photo credit: Sara Kiyo Popowa of Shisodelicious


Sweet or savoury shortcrust pastry (then make one cheese tart and one jam)

  • 200g Chickpea Flour
  • 200g Tapioca Flour
  • 100g cold Vegan Butter
  • 1⁄4 cup cold Water
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 150g soaked and rinsed Cashews
  • 450g filtered Water
  • 60g Chickpea Flour
  • 30ml Olive Oil
  • 2 tablespoon Dijon Mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Nutritional Yeast
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon Salt
  • 100g frozen berries
  • 30g coconut sugar (or you can use rapadura or just brown sugar if you can't get hold of coconut sugar)
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • 1/2 handful leaves 

Chocolate and peanut cupcakes

  • 100g gluten free flour
  • 75g cocoa powder
  • 100ml plant based milk
  • 75g olive oil
  • 100g coconut/rapadura sugar (or brown sugar if you can't get hold of coconut sugar)
  • 100g sweet potato 
  • 2 tablespoon peanuts 
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

Cupcake peanut butter frosting 

  • 100g peanut butter
  • 100g plain vegan chocolate, melted
  • 100ml plant based milk, at room temperature

Hemp cookies

  • 50g vegan butter
  • 50g coconut sugar
  • 50g gf oats 
  • 2 tablespoon tahini
  • 2 tablespoon hemp seeds
  • 1 tablespoon miso or 1/8th teaspoon salt
  • 50g vegan, plain white or dark chocolate 

Loaded flatbreads

  • 100g buckwheat flour
  • 100g plant based yoghurt
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 250g squash
  • 50g tahini
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon tamari
  • 1 teaspoon chilli flakes
  • 1/2 handful salad leaves 


  • Small saucepan
  • A selection of baking trays
  • A cupcake tray
  • Tart tins
  • An electric whisk or hand whisk
  • A selection of mixing bowls
  • A chef knife
  • Baking paper
  • Spoon

Fee*: £20 Standard / £10 Concessions**/ £5 Unwaged. The recording will be valid for a minimum of 7 days

*All funds raised go towards our community meal service providing free nutritious, tasty meals to households who need them during these challenging times. 

**Concessionary rate available for students, pensioners and low waged

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For information: / 020 8442 4266

    Location: Zoom, details to be provided via email (usually the day before the class). Check your junk mail if need be!

    Allergen Alert
    Made In Hackney uses cereals containing gluten namely: wheat (spelt and khorasan wheat), rye, barley, oats; peanuts; all other nuts; sesame; all other seeds; soybeans; celery and celeriac; mustard; sulphur dioxide/sulphites; lupin; tomatoes and other allergens in it's classes. Our food is freshly prepared in our busy cookery school kitchen that handles allergens, so we cannot guarantee that our food and drinks are allergen-free. Even in classes where these ingredients are not being used, they will be on site in our store rooms and our equipment will have previously come into contact with them. Participants attend at their own risk.