Oh my, I just had to share my latest little kitchen experiment with you, they are too delicious not to. It all started when my dad developed this yummy gluten free biscuit that my mum and I can both eat. (mum and I have many similar food intolerances/allergies). Anyway after eating Dad’s scrummy bikkies that taste just like a classic Nice biscuit I was reminded how having a cuppa and biscuit is just about the best thing ever, one of life’s sweet little simple pleasures. It got me thinking, if I can’t make the time to do some experimental biscuit baking whilst I’m on my lovely precious sabbatical, then when can I? So I got to it and these are the results… they are easy and only need basic ingredients that are most likely staples in a gluten free kitchen anyway.
1/2 cup Rice Flour
1/2 cup Potato Flour
1/2 cup Almond Meal
1/2 cup Hazelnut Meal
1/2 cup Caster Sugar
1tsp Baking Powder
Slurp of Maple Syrup
Cream the butter and sugar til fluffy, add the egg and maple syrup and mix well.
Sift potato flour and rice flour then mix all dry ingredients together.
Add dry ingredients to butter mixture then stir and mix until combined.
Spoon dollops onto a lined tray and dust with extra sugar and cinnamon.
Bake for 18-20 minutes at 160c degrees (fan forced oven).
Allow to cool, if you can, then demolish at least half the batch just to make sure they are ok.
I think they taste a little like those yummy cinnamony bikkies Speculaas, but I’ve also tweaked the recipe with molasses instead of maple syrup, lots of ginger and a dash of nutmeg and cloves and this version reminds me of Gingernut biscuits. Yum yum, so many biscuits, so little time! I’m off to put the kettle on for another cuppa and biscuit session.
May life’s simple little pleasures fill your heart with joy and your bikkie tin with your favourites.
7 thoughts on “gluten free cinnamon biscuits”
Arrrghhhhh….. I want to roll down those hills… Then have a cuppa and a biscuit!!!! Xx
Haha …. you might not wanna roll down them if you were here, they’re dotted with cow sh!t 😁 The bikkies and cuppa however are very safe ☺️ x
These look amazing! Never heard of the almond/hazelnut meal mind you!? x
They are very addictive actually Rebecca! And the nut meals are available at the supermarket, they’re just finely ground nuts ☺️
These look gorgeous! Your photos are always so amazing and make me want to learn to use my fancy camera properly – I wish I could take pics like these. Did you do a course (or something)?
Aw thanks Collette, you are too kind! I have always taken lots of photos and grown up surrounded by photography, mum and dad both love taking photos and my dad even used to develop his own photos in our converted laundry darkroom, so no doubt some stuff rubbed off. Apart from advice from my dad, I did do one course which was fab and is available online although I did in person, you can find it here: http://www.thephotoschool.com.au/ … I don’t shoot on the auto mode anymore but really do stick to one or two fave settings… the best advice was to take it off auto and start playing, tho’ it does take time… happing snapping! x