Tuesday 19 February 2013

Sesame and Poppy Seed Biscuits

This recipe is a slight amendment to Phil Vickery's from his book Seriously Good Gluten Free Cooking.

It's been a challenge helping my wife to adapt to her new diet, as well as find suitable recipes to keep things interesting. These little beauties aren't your 'dunking' biscuits, as they use rice flour and xantham gum combined with caramel and seeds to make a biscuit with the texture of brandy snaps. Sesame seed snaps! There you go.

Either way, they are lovely with a cuppa and amazing to scoop ice cream with. Enjoy.

Sesame and Poppy Seed Biscuits
Makes 12-14

125g icing sugar
25g butter
3 tbsp golden syrup
30g rice flour
1 tsp xantham gum (available in most super stores now)
150g sesame seeds
50g poppy seeds
A pinch of salt

1 - Pre-heat the oven to 190C/GM5.
2 - Put the icing sugar, butter and syrup into a pan. Heat up to the boil, then fast boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
3 - Remove from the heat then stir in the rice flour, xantham gum, seeds and salt. Combine thoroughly.
4 - Line a baking sheet with greaseproof baking parchment. Allow the mixture to cool slightly then form golf ball sized pieces of the mixture using teaspoons.
5 - Place onto the sheet, allowing lots of space (you will need to cook these in 2 batches in an average sized oven). Press down with a palette knife until flat and spread out. Bake for 8-10 minutes until golden. Allow to cool on the baking tray.


Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

Being on a gluten free diet is a hard one. But there are so many delicious recipes out there for sweets.

Unknown said...

Liking the sound of these biscuits David. I'm sure I used to use that gum at primary school ;)

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