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Gluten-free Vegan Biscuits #FreeFromEaster https://lecoindemel.com

Gluten-free Vegan Biscuits

A quick, simple allergy-friendly bake. Who knew it was this easy to make nut and gluten-free vegan biscuits? 

Course treat
Servings 12 biscuits

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon 1 teaspoon chia seeds, 3 teaspoons water (to make a small chia 'egg')
  • 100 g golden caster sugar
  • 100 g dairy-free spread (I use Pure Sunflower)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 195 g plain gluten-free flour + 1 tablespoon for dusting (I use the Free From Fairy)

For the decoration (optional)

  • 1 small pack small pack vegan ready to roll white icing (I use Renshaw)
  • Food colouring
  • 1 teaspoon corn flour
  • 1 tablespoon icing sugar

Instructions

  1. Start by blending the chia seeds until you obtain a fine powder. In a small bowl, mix it with the water, cover and refrigerate for 15 minutes.

  2. In the meantime, whisk the sugar, dairy-free spread and vanilla extract until light in colour and creamy. This should take a couple of minutes. Add the chia egg and mix to combine. Add in the gluten-free flour and mix to a dough. Roll the dough into a ball, wrap in cling film and refrigerate for 30 minutes to an hour.

  3. Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 4 (180ºC / 355ºF). Dust a clean, dry work surface with 1/2 a tablespoon of gluten-free flour. Roll the dough to 5 mm (the thickness of a £1 coin).

  4. Use an egg-shaped cutter to cut out the biscuits, and a straw to make a hole towards the top of each biscuit. Place on a lined baking tray. Roll the dough leftovers again to make more biscuits. Bake the cookies for 8 to 10 minutes, until the edges are golden brown. Keep an eye on them as biscuits can burn pretty quickly.

    Gluten-free Vegan Biscuits #FreeFromEaster https://lecoindemel.com
  5. The biscuits will be soft, but they will harden as they cool down. Transfer to a wire rack using a palette knife or fish slice.

  6. Optional: In the meantime, dust your work surface in a little corn flour and roll the icing. Colour the icing using a little food colouring. Make sure you wear gloves. Roll the icing on a dry, clean work surface lightly dusted with corn flour. Cut into shape and stick to the cold biscuits using the icing sugar and water mixture. Attach a small piece of string to each biscuit!

    Gluten-free Vegan Biscuits #FreeFromEaster https://lecoindemel.com