The first thing I started to miss as soon as I went gluten-free was a decent biscuit.
Cookies, digestives, rich tea, bourbons, shortbread, hobnobs, you name it – I miss it.
So the first thing I wanted to make was a biscuit. How bad could gluten-free shortbread be? I chose to use BBC Good Food’s ‘Crisp orange shortbread’. Nice and simple.
- 100g Butter
- 50g Caster Sugar
- 175g Gluten-free Flour
- ½ tsp of Gluten-free Baking Powder
- Zest of an orange
Oven on gas mark 5, baking tray prepared. Cream the butter and sugar together, then stir in the flour, zest and baking powder and form into a dough.
This recipe will make around 10 biscuits.
To make my quite plain shortbread look a bit more appealing I used these quirky little stamps that make the more simple biscuits look fantastic.
Asda sold this cookie stamp as part of a set of three for £3. Sadly, they no longer sell the three pack anymore but they do however sell two stamps for £3. You can find them using the link below.
In reflection, I found this was an easy dough to work with but once baked the shortbread was a little too dry and crumbly for me. Since baking them I have used them for a quick and easy dessert which you can find on my instagram page @thelazywhisk. I took dollop of yogurt, some fruit and crumbled the shortbread on top!