Sunday, 19 February 2012

Grain Free Spice Biscuits GF SCD

I set out to create some crunchy ginger biscuits yesterday and ended up with spice biscuits. I made another batch today, altering the spices a little to achieve a more ginger taste, but here is the recipe for the ones I made yesterday which were a huge hit with the family.

Spice Biscuits GF SCD

100g ground almonds
25g dessicated coconut
60ml honey (or other liquid sweetener)
40ml extra virgin olive oil
1 tblsp fresh lemon juice
¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda
2 rounded tsps ground ginger
1 tsp ground cinnamon
¼ tsp ground nutmeg
¼ tsp ground cloves
pinch of salt

  • Set the oven to  150°C.
  • Measure out the ground almonds and dessicated coconut into a bowl. Add the bicarbonate of soda, salt and spices and whisk well with a fork.
  • Measure out the honey, extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice into another bowl and mix well with a fork or whisk. Acacia or any other mild tasting honey is best.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix together.
  • Cover a baking tray with some baking parchment.
  • Take walnuts sized pieces and roll into a 12 balls.
  • Place on a tray leaving plenty of space between each one then flatten down with your fingers.
  • Bake in the middle or bottom of the oven for 25 minutes.
  • Cool on the tray. 

If you want to make them more gingery, try 1 rounded tablespoon of ground ginger and maybe 1 teaspoon of cinnamon instead of the other spices.