Dream Biscuits

November 18, 2016

Dream Biscuits

What could be better than a biscuit and a cup of tea???

We have called these our 'Dream Biscuits', at Tummy Revolution.  They are a light, uplifting, crumbly biscuit that goes hand in hand with your drink of choice.

Since becoming low-fodmappers we have dramatically cut down on our sugars. Especially refined sugars and have substituted most of our naught treats with more heather options.  Having said that, we still miss our old treats from time to time, biscuits being one of them.


In most of our cooking we try to substitute refined sugar and flour for more natural options like maple syrup, buckwheat or blown rice flour. When making these biscuits you can substitute the white sugar with coconut sugar and the rapeseed oil with coconut oil. Whether you choose to go down the white sugar or the coconut sugar route is up to you. All we can promise is you'll get some lovely biscuits either way. The white sugar biscuits are very light and lemony whilst the coconut sugar once have an almost caramel like flavour to them.  In terms of the flour, we stuck to 'Doves Gluten Free Flour Mix,' as we thought the biscuits tasted best using this flour. We have made a few cakes and biscuits using other flours but we haven't been very impressed with the results and the taste has not been right for us.  One of our key principles is that we won't compromise on flavour so if something doesn't taste good we won't post it or suggest you make.

You won't be disappointed with the results here …just don't eat them all at once!

Ingredients

Makes 20

75g butter (room temperature)
150g sugar or 75g coconut sugar
60g rapeseed oil or coconut oil
1 tsp psyllium husk
1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda
1/2 lemon, grated peel and the juice
180g gluten free flour

Method

1. Set the oven to 160ºC
2. Place some baking paper on an oven tray
3. Mix the butter, sugar and oil together to form a sticky dough
4. Add the psyllium husk, lemon zest and bicarbonate soda
5. Squeeze in the juice of half a lemon and mix well
6. Finally, add the flour and mix until a dough is formed
7. Shape the dough into small balls and place on the oven tray (don't put them too close together, as they will spread out when being bakes so they need a bit of space)
8. Bake in the middle of the oven for 18-22 min, until slightly golden 

dream biscuits