Good morning! Today I’m bringing you a gluten free, vegan friendly recipe for some frickin’ tasty ginger biscuits. I first attempted these a few weeks ago, and the results were not good. They smelt amazing, but the texture was more like cardboard. But really hard on the teeth. So actually, kind of like wood.
I took a bunch to work and my lovely vegan colleagues took some away saying they’d dunk them in their tea. I never got any feedback though so I’m guessing they were terrible dunked in tea, too.
Anyway, I’m not one to be deterred by a less-than-brilliant batch of ginger biscuits, so I tried again. This time I kept the spices the same, but I completely changed the texture, and I’m pleased to report they’ve gone from ‘eugh, these biscuits are so hard I need to call my dentist’ to ‘wow, these biscuits are amazing! Can I have another?’ Good news.
I made mine into Christmas trees, but you could use any shape you like. (Christmas shapes are the best though, aren’t they?) Luke and I had a lot of fun decorating them. We even had a competition to see who decorated the best trees! Luke won, so I guess I’ll need to bake some more to develop my decorating skills.[lt_recipe name=”Ginger Biscuits (Vegan + Gluten Free)” servings=”24 biscuits” prep_time=”30M” cook_time=”10M” total_time=”40M” summary=”These ginger biscuits are gluten free and vegan friendly!” print=”yes” image=”http://healthylivingabby.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Ginger-Biscuits-Vegan-and-Gluten-Free-4.jpg” ingredients=”2 cups ground almonds, sieved;1 cup gluten free flour, sieved;2 flax eggs*;¼ cup brown sugar;1 tsp baking powder;¼ cup vegan butter, softened (I use Pure, available in Tesco);¼ cup molasses;3½ tsp ground ginger;½ tsp ground cinnamon;¼ tsp ground nutmeg;½ tsp mixed spice” ]Preheat the oven to 180C;Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper;Add the ground almonds, gluten free flour, sugar, baking powder and spices to a large mixing bowl, and stir well.;Add the vegan butter, flax eggs, molasses and mix everything together.;Sprinkle some extra flour over a clean worktop, and roll your ginger dough with a rolling pin (wine bottles also work well, just FYI).;Cut out your biscuits using a cookie cutter, and add to the baking tray.;Put in the oven for approximately 10-12 minutes, until your biscuits are starting to brown.;Remove from the oven and allow to cool.;Then, get creative with your decorating skills![/lt_recipe]
*To make one flax egg, mix 1 tbsp flaxseed meal and 2.5tbsp water in a small bowl, and leave to sit for a couple of minutes. Don’t forget to double up for this recipe!
I hope you really enjoy these festive biscuits, I know we did! Don’t forget to let me know if you try them!
Until next time…