Wednesday, October 26, 2016
If you can make a pie crust, you can make these!
Sweeter then a "biscuit" but you can skip sprinkling sugar on top for a less sweet treat. These go terrific with tea or coffee and hold together very well.
Abby has always done reasonably well with Made in Nature Figs and they certainly help keep things moving naturally. Many patients that struggle with mast cell issues may not tolerate any dried fruit. You can use whatever dried fruit works for you, I believe these are traditionally made with raisins. Next time I think I will make them with dried blueberries.
Roll them thinner and bake longer for a more "crunchy" treat, our's were a mix of chewy and crisp and we loved them.
1 cup gluten free flour
2 Tablespoons homemade powdered sugar
1 teaspoon homemade baking powder
1/2 teaspoon guar gum
1/2 teaspoon safe for you salt
6 Tablespoons Tropical Traditions coconut oil
3 Tablespoons cold juice(fresh squeezed orange,lemon, or apple, whatever you have cornfree on hand)
1 Tablespoon ice water
(C&H Organic cane sugar to sprinkle on top if wanted)
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 1/2 c minced Made In Nature brand figs(or raisins or dried blueberries or dried cranberries)
Preheat oven to 350
1) line cookie sheets with parchment paper
2)Whisk together the dry ingredients. Cut the coconut oil into the dry ingredients using your fingers, a mixer or a fork, mixing until the dough is crumbly.
3)Drizzle with the orange (lemon or apple)juice and water,mixing until dough holds together and it doesn't seem all dry or crumbly-you've added enough liquid.
4)Divide the dough in 1/2, and shape each 1/2 into a small rectangles
5)Place dough on a lightly floured parchment paper surface. Roll it into a rectangle 10x 14-inches, about a little less than 1/8 -inch thick; the THINNER the better. Don't worry about square edges, you can trim later.
6)Brush dough lightly with some of the beaten egg, then spread 1/2 the surface with 3/4 cup of the figs(or other dried fruit finely minced), pressing them in carefully. Fold dough over raisins(I use the parchment to flip the dough over) and flatten dough again with hand or rolling pin. to about 6x15-inches. Some figs might pop though- that's OK. Cut into squares or rectangles(pizza cutter works great!) and place on parchment lined cookie sheet. Sprinkle with sugar and if you like poke with fork for a pattern.
7)Chill for 15 minutes.
8)Bake for 16-18 minutes. You are looking for golden. We liked these both baked longer for more crunch, and baked less for a more chewy biscuit.