Ginger Biscuits: gluten free, toddler friendly or great with a cuppa.

I’ve had a yearning to make ginger biscuits for a while and today I finally kicked myself into action and did it. My little toddler helper was very pleased to be cooking as we’ve been reading all about Maisy making Gingerbread the past few days, so making Ginger biscuits was the same in her eyes 😉

Recipe:

40g muscovado  sugar

50g rice flour

50g cornmeal/ fine polenta

2 tsp ground ginger

1tsp xanthum gum

50g margarine

2 tbsp milk

Mix all the dried ingredients together, then rub in the margarine until it resembles breadcrumbs. Add the milk a little at a time and mix to a dough (you may not need it all).

Roll out and cut into whatever shapes you like……ours had to be teddy bears and were cut by my helper.

Cook at Gas Mark 3/160C for 15 minutes. Leave to cool on a rack and enjoy.

Dietitian UK: Gluten free, toddler friendly Ginger Biscuits

Dietitian UK: Gluten free, toddler friendly Ginger Biscuits

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4 Responses to “Ginger Biscuits: gluten free, toddler friendly or great with a cuppa.”

  1. 6 May, 2012 at 19:24 #

    We’re making ginger biscuits for my son’s birthday party (so the kids can decorate them). I’m slightly scared by how he will be on the amount of sugar he’ll be having…

    What does the xanthan gum do for this recipe?

  2. 6 May, 2012 at 20:28 #

    Thanks for your comment.

    Because it uses wheat free flour the anthem gum acts like gluten and stops it being too crumbly a biscuit.

    I’d say as it’s a birthday a bit of sugar is ok, we’ve all got to have treats, it’s hard though isn’t it.

  3. Linda
    27 November, 2012 at 12:36 #

    We made them last week & they were delicious! Spur of the moment thing & didn’t want to have to go shopping so substituted ground almonds for the polenta, and was very pleasantly surprised at the texture for a gluten-free recipe 🙂 I’ll probably add an extra tsp of ginger next time as I love a good strong kick!! Toddler loved getting involved too – great child-friendly recipe :-))

    • 30 November, 2012 at 15:22 #

      Yay, pleased to hear it went well!

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