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Gluten Free Orange Freezer Biscuits
Gluten Free Orange Freezer Biscuits
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

Such a simple Gluten Free Freezer Biscuit that's versatile, doesn't mind being different flavours and can be kept fresh for well over a month in the freezer. Now you can have fresh biscuits in under 15mins!

Course: Tea Time
Cuisine: Free From - gluten and dairy
Keyword: biscuit, Dairy Free, easy, Gluten Free, Orange, simple
Servings: 20 biscuits
Calories: 95 kcal
Author: Glutarama
Ingredients
  • 225 g plain gluten free flour
  • 100 g butter or dairy free alternative, I use Flora
  • 100 g caster sugar
  • 1 egg or flax seed egg (see notes)
  • zest of one orange
  • 10 drops orange extract
To make orange icing (for 12 biscuits)
  • 2 tsp water
  • 9 tsp icing sugar
  • few drops orange extract
Other topping suggestions
  • 40 g melted chocolate (plain, milk, white) or dairy free alternative
Instructions
  1. In a mixing bowl add the butter and caster sugar and beat well to combine until light a fluffy.

  2. Add the egg or flax seed egg (see notes) and extract and repeat beating until incorporated.

  3. Add the flour and orange zest and beat to combine, the mixture will be a very soft dough, if too soft pop into the fridge to stiffen the mixture before handling.

  4. On a floured surface roll the dough into a cylinder shape about the thickness of a large rolling pin.

  5. Wrap in aluminium foil

  6. Transfer to the freezer for at least 30mins if making biscuits that day.

  7. Preheat the oven to 180°C |160°C fan | 350°F | Gas 4 Bake the biscuits for 10-15 mins. Remove and cool completely.

  8. TOP TIP: for a crispier biscuit, leave to cool in the turned off oven with the door ajar.

To make the icing topping
  1. Mix 2 tsp of water or orange juice with the icing sugar, then drizzle onto each cooled biscuit.

To make chocolate topping
  1. simply melt the chocolate for a few seconds in the microwave and drizzle over the cooled biscuits.

Recipe Notes

To make 1 flax egg you need the following ingredients:
- 1tbsp ground flax seed
- 3tbsp water
- 1tsp psyllium husk (optional but does add elasticity to baking)

simply add all ingredients to a glass and stir before measuring out the other recipe ingredients, by the time you come to use your 'egg' mixture it will have thickened to a frog-spawn consistency (thicker if you added psyllium husk)

Then just add to your baking as you would an egg. For 2 eggs double the ingredients but note that recipes that require more than two eggs may fail due to lack of support in the structure.

Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Orange Freezer Biscuits
Amount Per Serving
Calories 95 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 19mg6%
Sodium 39mg2%
Potassium 4mg0%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 137IU3%
Calcium 9mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.