Gluten Free Gingerbread Men
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Gluten Free Gingerbread Men

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Cooking time

20 minutes chilling in the fridge

Servings

Serves 1 - 12 Biscuits

Delicious, gluten free gingerbread men who taste like they should!

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Ingredients

  • 225g rice flour (plus extra for dusting the work top)
  • 125g gram flour
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 100g butter
  • 175g dark soft brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp golden syrup
  • 1 egg
  • icing sugar, water and decorations

Method

    1. In a food processor combine the flours, xanthan gum, spices and bicarbonate of soda. Whizz the ingredients to mix them thoroughly. Add the butter and process again till the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add the sugar and process again.
    2. Add the golden syrup and egg and process until the mixture starts to come together. Tip out onto a (rice) floured surface and form the dough into a smooth ball. Wrap in cling film and chill in the fridge for 20 minutes.
    3. Take out the fridge and roll to the thickness of a £1 coin. Use a gingerbread man cutter (or any cutter you like) and cut out as many shapes as you can, re-rolling the left overs to use it all up.
    4. Heat the oven to 180C/160C fan. Line a baking sheet with non stick baking parchment (reusable is best) and bake the cookies for approx 12 minutes until nicely browned but not burnt. Leave to cool on the tray for 5 mins then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
    5. While the biscuits are cooling, mix some icing sugar with enough water to make a fairly stiff icing, adding food colouring if you wish. We decorate ours with smartie buttons (the Aldi equivilant are GF and jelly belly beans work well too). Decorate as you please. Now watch them disappear!!
    6. Taken from my blog www.cookingforkenza.com

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catstuart's picture
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Fabulous recipe that makes easy to roll and cut shapes of gingerbread that also don't break easily when you transfer them to cooling rack. My daughter would have preferred a stronger ginger flavour but they were perfect for me. I loved the slightly crunchy outside but softer middle, when I cooked them for a minute or two longer I got a more snappy biscuit so experiment with times slightly to get your preference. Would highly recommend using this recipe. You would never know they were gluten free!

Lisacwyman's picture

Great recipe. We made a house from it and it was perfectly sturdy! Really yummy too. You would never know it was gluten free.

Mrs Doodles's picture

Great recipe turns out like 'regular' gingerbread men and a big hit with my coeliac husband!
Just tweeked the recipe slightly by adding an extra half teaspoon of both ginger for flavour (we love the taste!) and xanthan gum (for binding) and also altered cooking time to 10.5 minutes in total for our oven. Overall a great success :0)

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