Monday, 7 February 2011

Easy peasy Coconut biscuits (gluten free)

These biscuits are a variation on the following recipe from (

We have made them many times now, using Dove's Farm Gluten Free plain flour. They are a very 'short' biscuit and are great with a cuppa...

To make them, the following ingredients are needed:-

50g butter (cubed, at room temperature)
30g caster sugar
75g Dove's Farm plain flour (sifted)
20g desiccated coconut, plus extra for rolling

Having gathered all the ingredients together, we creamed the butter and sugar until soft. Then it's time to add the flour and coconut... at which point my sous chef admits defeat and hands the task of combining the ingredients over to me! On our first attempt we did think there seemed to be little hope of mixing all the ingredients successfully. However, persistence paid off and we were rewarded with a nice dough.
Having made these a few times now, we make double the quantity and, once combined, cut the dough in half. Then roll each piece into a rectangle about 10cm by 15cm (4"x6") before cutting small biscuits out. Our method is such that the sous chef then coats them in loose desiccated coconut and decorates them before placing on a greased, non-stick baking tray.

All that's left is to bake in the oven at 180ÂșC (for our fan oven) for about 10 minutes or until golden brown. Once cooked, they're cooled on the tray for 10 minutes before being transferred to a wire cooling rack.
Keep in an airtight container... if they haven't been eaten fresh from the oven!

1 comment:

  1. I looked into a GF CF diet for my twins but didn't follow through with it because of their fussiness with food. But I could certainly give these recipes a go, so keep them coming!!