Allergen Free Gingerbread Biscuits

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The challenge of coming up with an allergen free gingerbread biscuit recipe was something I couldn't pass up on. No dairy (not a problem for me). But here's where it got tricky - no nuts, seeds, soy, or eggs. And whilst the list was so long, I thought what the heck, I might as well make it wheat free too.

Crickie I sure had my work cut out for me with this one!!

So, it was another KitchenTakeovers experiment on the horizon. At first I thought adapting the chestnut tart base might work; seeing as I did make some very delicious free-from cookies from it. But didn't want to risk it just in case. Chestnuts, are rarely an issue for those with nut allergies (it more closely related to latex allergy), however, no two people are the same so I erred on the side of caution.

Checkout 'Anaphalxysis.org.uk' for more information on nut allergies if you or anyone you know need more information on this. whatallergy.com and home.allergicchild.com both have detailed information on every possible food allergy there is. With great tips and information, they are both worth a look.

Also, new EU regulations on food allergens came into force 13.December.2013.  What does this mean for us suffers? well, eating establishments including restaurants and takeaways will be required by law; to tell you if any of the 14 common food allergens are used in the food they are serving. Be proactive and click on the highlighted links to learn more.


Coming up with new recipes is one of my favourite activities, it is up there with cooking, crafting and long walks. And the best bit?! sharing the successes of these recipe creations with you all.

So, I got my ingredients together, rolled up my sleeves, with note book and pen to hand. I was ready for the challenge two attempts and nailed it. 


I found the decorating process very relaxing...let the fun begin!!


Allergen Free Gingerbread Biscuits



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Ingredients
























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Preparation


Preheat the oven 180 degrees 

Cream the sugar and margarine together, then slowly add the golden syrup whilst whisking. In a separate bowl or measuring jug, add the milk, vinegar and molasses and combine well. 



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Put all the dry ingredients in a separate container and stir together well with a wooden spoon or whisk. 


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Combine the sugar mixture and the dry ingredients till smooth, then slowly add the molasses mixture a little at a time folding in as you go. It might start looking a little curdled but don't worry it will eventually combine fully. 


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Once all the ingredients are combine fully, put the dough in the fridge for at least an hour or freeze over night (it is important to keep the dough chilled when working with it).


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Remove the dough after an hour, take half the dough out and leave the other half in the fridge. 


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Get a rolling pin and heat proof baking mat or parchment paper, sprinkle gluten free flour on mat and rolling pin. 


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Roll out the dough, the thinner you roll it, the crunchier it will be and less time it will take to bake.


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Flatten the dough, then use cookie cutters - cut out the shapes then gently peel away the rest of the dough.


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Reform the the leftover dough into a ball and return to the fridge to firm up for next lot of cookies. Repeat the steps till you have used up all your biscuit dough.

Bake in batches in the preheated oven for 4-8 minutes at a time, depending on how thick you have rolled them. Halfway through baking remove the baking tray and turn it around so the biscuits bake evenly. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack. 


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Once cooled, you are now ready to unleash your imagination and decorate to your hearts content! 






                   Bon App├ętit!!


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Till next time, EAT mindfully, DRINK responsibly, and EXERCISE your mind and body!!!
















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