Thursday, March 1, 2012

Almond biscuits (no egg)

Well, they say necessity is the mother of invention. No eggs in the house.  No problem!....  Try these simple almond biscuits:

1 cup brown rice flour
1 1/2 cups icing sugar
1/2 cup ground almonds
some sliced almonds
1/4 tsp xanthum powder

2 drops vanilla extract
1/2 to a 1/3 cup margarine

  • Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl and then add the vanilla and 1/2 cup of margarine.  
  • Combine using your hands for 5 mins until it forms a soft dough.  If too crumbly add a little more marg (approx a tbsp).
  • Press onto a baking sheet (or if you want a neat curved edge, into the bottom of a silicone cake mold). I use the base of a cup for this to avoid lots of finger indents.
  • Sprinkle with a few more sliced almonds and a little more icing sugar and score the top using a blunt knife.
  • Bake for 20-30 mins until browned.  Leave to cool before cutting.

Note: almonds are a good source of calcium.