Perfect recipe for school snacks or sugar free biscuits
This easy to follow recipe is a great one for the kids. These an also be made sugar free so a great treat for those avoiding sugar in their diets. Want to know how? Just follow the recipe below:
175g spelt flour (white, or plain flour)
150g margarine (not included)
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 pinch salt
4 tbsp golden syrup, maple syrup or milk (not included)
Sieve the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl and add the butter or margarine. Rub the fat into the flour until it resembles breadcrumbs.
Add the maple syrup or golden syrup or milk (depending on which version you want to make) and bring the mixture together into a ball using your hands.
Flatten the dough into a thick disc ready for rolling out. Cover with cling film and place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 170°C fan / Gas Mark 4
Remove your biscuit dough from the fridge and roll out to about 3 to 4 mm thick.
Use a 6 cm circle cutter to cut biscuits.
Place the biscuits onto your baking trays – use a fork to make a basic pattern on the biscuits.
Bake in the oven for 12 to 15 minutes until lightly browned. If you like a really crisp biscuit, switch the oven off and leave them in for another 5 minutes or so.
Remove from the oven and leave to cool for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack.
Optional: decorate with melted chocolate.
Store in an airtight container.
NB: Use golden syrup instead of maple syrup if you want a sweeter biscuit made with sugar.
If you prefer a totally sugar free biscuit, omit the maple syrup and use 3 to 4 tablespoons of milk and flavour with ½ teaspoon of salt.