Zesty Orange Gluten-free Shortbread

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 ButterShortbread Dough
  • 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.

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/2012/crisp-orange-shortbread

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.

Home Made

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.

http://direct.asda.com/george/george-home/George-Home-Baking-Stamps-Set/001469973,default,pd.html

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!

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