Christmas creativity.


Gluten free style…

Replace flour with sugar?

Being gluten intolerant really does put a large strain on baking. It’s surprising the amount of alternatives which are required to look and taste equivalent to a normal gingerbread cookie.

So, the best gluten free recipe out there! Which tastes better than a normal one!

Ingredients – Gingerbread

  • 225g (9oz) gluten free plain flour
  • 100g (4oz) golden caster sugar
  • 100g (4oz) Butter
  • 5 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoons of golden syrup
  • 1 tablespoon hot water
  • Icing

    • 300g royal icing sugar
    • 4 tablespoons warm water

    Tip – Royal icing sugar contains egg white powder which solidifies and helps when you’re trying to decorate – Worked this out the hard way…

     

    Method

    1. Preheat the over 150 degrees
    2. Mix flour, sugar, ginger and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl
    3. Rub in butter forming a breadcrumb-like mixture
    4. Mix syrup with the hot water and then add to the main breadcrumb-ike mixture
    5. Roll into a ball using your hands and flatten onto a clean surface, approx. 1cm thick.
    6. Cut out shapes using a cookie cutter
    7. Place onto greesed baking tray leaving approx. 1inch apart. Bake 15-20minutes.
    8. Once golden brown – leave on cooling tray for 45minutes before mixing the icing together and decorating your cookies!
  • Et Voila!