Thursday, 6 June 2013

Cinnamon Biscuits Recipe

     Well I just copied and pasted the cinnamon biscuit recipe over, without my witty banter and pearls of wisdom that you know and love so well.

First Up the BISCUITS!

Now allow a beginner a small cheat if you will, I have been using commercial gluten free flour as an easy entry point.
In fact Doves gluten free flour, which contains rice, potato, tapioca, maize and buckwheat. 




    300 g Dove gluten free plain flour

    150g Sunflower spread

    100g Caster sugar

    2 medium free-range eggs 

    2 tbspn modified maize starch

    1 tspn ground cinnamon

    1/2 tspn  ground ginger

    Zest of 1 lemon 



  •      Mix all the dry ingredients together in a large bowl 
  •     Cream the sugar and fat together in another bowl
  •     Beat eggs into that mix 
  •     Add sugar, fat and egg mix to dry mix
  •     Beat that mix thoroughly

  •         With this flour I found it difficult to get the correct consistency 
  •         Dove say it takes time to absorb liquid but that doesn't really help
  •         So if necessary, at this point sieve more flour over mix a little at a time, until you get a workable dough
  •     Cover bowl and put it in the fridge for 1 hour approx 
  •     Heat oven to 175C       

  •     Remove from fridge and roll out to about 5 - 7 mm thickness
  •     If you think the dough is still too wet flour surface and dough and knead to good rolling consistency
  •     I then cut to size and put in trays lined with baking paper and cut crosshatch lines with a knife for later breaks


  •     You may find it easier and get a better result using a cookie cutter to cut prior to putting on a baking sheet
  •     Lightly dust with caster sugar and cinnamon
  •     Place in the oven, high middle shelf for 15 minutes
  •     Remove and allow to cool, initially on tray, then remove to wire rack
  •     One warning, this does not brown like wheat flour and if you wait for that, bikkies will be overdone

Try not to break corners off for testing while they cool ho ho ho


  •  Enjoy

Biscuits are made for sharing