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It is the 29th Could which signifies two points. Firstly, it is our new intern, Gina’s birthday. Secondly, and considerably extra importantly, it is national biscuit day, which is a quite major deal as far as these national days go. Inevitably, Gina will be expecting some type of present from her esteemed colleagues, permitting us to bring vast quantities of biccies in to the workplace below the guise of celebratory niceties – outcome! If you are up for joining in the biscuity festivities, we’ve left a handful of of our fave recipes under. Appreciate!

 

Gluten Absolutely free Jaffa Cake

Is it a cake or is it a biscuit? Who cares when they taste this bloomin’ marvellous!

Components

For the base

* 75g gluten-cost-free flour

* 50g ground almonds

* 1/two tsp baking powder

* 1/four tsp salt

* three tbsp coconut oil, melted

* three tbsp maple syrup

* four tbsp milk of option

For the orange layer

* 1/two cup (120ml) orange juice

* 1 tbsp maple syrup

* 1 tbsp orange zest

* 1/two tsp agar agar

For the chocolate topping

* 100g-150g dairy-cost-free dark chocolate, melted and left to cool

 

Process

1. Preheat your oven to 180*C (160*C fan assisted)/ 350*F

two. In a huge bowl, mix collectively the flour, ground almonds, baking powder and salt.

three. Pour in the coconut oil, maple and milk. Mix to combine.

four. Lightly oil a muffin tray and transfer about 1.five-two tbsp of the batter into every of the muffin tray cups.

five. Bake for 10 minutes. Leave to cool fully.

To make the orange jelly

1. Add all the jelly components into a tiny saucepan and cook on a medium/higher heat mixing constantly till it begins to boil.

two. Take off the heat, pour into a wide bowl and leave to cool.

three. When the jelly has cooled down, transfer into the fridge to speed up the setting method.

To assemble

1. Reduce out rings from the jelly, smaller sized than the width of the base.

two. Top rated every base with a jelly ring (or a tiny tsp of marmalade if you do not want to make the jelly), then drizzle some melted chocolate on top rated. I obtain if u leave the chocolate to cool when melted it is a lot simpler to manage drizzling the chocolate on top rated.

three. Transfer to the fridge and leave for about 15 minutes till the chocolate has set

 

Gluten Absolutely free Jammy Dodgers

This terrific recipe for these jammy treats was crafted by our pals more than at The Coeliac Sanctuary. Nicely worth a go!

 

Components

* 350g gluten cost-free plain flour

* 1tsp bicarbinate of soda

* Pinch salt

* 140g sunflower spread

* 100g caster sugar

* 2tbsp maple syrup

* 1tsp vanilla extract

* 1/2tbsp soya milk (or almond or coconut would operate)

* Stawberry Jam (about 1/2tbsp per biscuit)

* Icing Sugar, for dusting

 

Process

1. Mix collectively flour, bicarb and salt. In a further bowl cream, spread, sugar, maple syrup and vanilla extract.

two. Mix the flour mix into the butter mix. When semi combined, mix collectively with your hands till you get a rollable dough, if the mix is as well crumbly add the milk, otherwise it can be left out.

three. Roll out the dough, reduce out three inch rounds (28 of them) and use a tiny icing cutter or knife to reduce rounds out of the middle of half the rounds (these will turn into the tops).

four. Bake for 10-12 mins on gas mark four till cooked but not brown, let to cool and place jam on the bottoms, top rated with 1 of the biscuit tops and sprinkle more than icing sugar.

 

Gluten Absolutely free Celebration Rings

These colourful small goodies featured heavily in several-a-childhood across the UK – this outstanding recipe from Gluten Absolutely free Cuppa Tea will make certain the entertaining continues effectively into adulthood…

 

Components

* 200g gluten cost-free plain flour

* 1/four tsp xanthan gum

* 100g caster sugar

* 100g dairy cost-free challenging margarine (I use Stork Baking Block)

* 1 egg, beaten

* 1 tsp vanilla extract

* 300g icing sugar (to mix with boiling water)

* Choice of meals colouring pastes (I made use of Dr Oetker yellow, pink and purple meals colour gel)

 

Process

1. Preheat oven to 180C.

two. In a huge bowl measure out your dry components (gluten cost-free flour, xanthan gum and sugar), mix.

three. Cube your dairy cost-free challenging margarine and rub it into your dry components till it resembles breadcrumbs.

four. Stir in your egg and vanilla extract. Maintain stiring till it it begins to come collectively into extra of a dough.

five. Use your hands to bring it into a ball of dough. If it is sticky, just add a small added gluten cost-free flour till it is a good, firm dough. Wrap it in clingfilm and leave to chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.

six. Get rid of your dough from the fridge and roll it out on a effectively floured surface with a effectively floured rolling pin as well. I roll mine out to about the thickness of a pound coin, a small thicker or thinner will not matter although either.

7. Employing a circular cutter, reduce out the celebration ring shapes, then making use of a smaller sized circular cutter, reduce out the centre circles and eliminate them. (You can use this to roll out extra celebration rings if you have added dough left more than)

eight. Transfer your celebration rings to a baking sheet and bake for about 10-12 minutes till slightly golden. (12 minutes is fantastic in my oven)

9. Transfer to a cooling rack to cool fully.

10. To make the icing, sieve your icing sugar into a bowl and a small boiling water, 1 tsp at a time. Mixing either by hand or with a mixer till it is a smooth and thick adequate but nevertheless drizzles off the spoon. You do not want it to be runny!

11. When you are pleased with the consistency of your icing, divide it into three separate bowls and use your meals colouring gel to colour every (yellow, pink and purple).

12. Dip your biscuits face down into your yellow, pink or purple icing so they are totally covered on top rated. Let any excess drizzle off. Leave it to set slightly for two-three minutes.

13. Location a small yellow or pink icing into a piping bag and making use of a tiny nozzle, cautiously draw lines of icing on top rated of a distinctive colour icing (so yellow on purple icing for instance)

14. Employing a cocktail stick, feather the icing.

15. Place to 1 side on a cooling rack so the icing can totally set. Excess icing ought to be capable to drip off.

16. Appreciate!