Saturday, January 9, 2010

Gluten free choc chip bikkies

The wedding is over and sweet things are back on the menu....within reason. Knowing that I have a slight tendency to overdo things, I am on the lookout for sweet things that aren't just empty calories. I have found some great things at this blog.

These biscuits are delicious. Crunchy and toothsome without the addition of flour or refined sugar. The original recipe makes a very small batch, which is a good tactic, though I will probably double it next time.

60g walnuts or pecans
60g whole almonds
30 grams fairtrade chocolate, 70% cocoa solids or higher if you can get it
2 teaspoons honey
2 teaspoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Preheat the oven to 140 fan-forced or 155 without a fan. Line a baking tray with parchment.
2. Grind the nuts as finely as possible in a food processor
3. Chop chocolate.
4. Mix he nuts with the rest of the ingredients until a soft dough forms. With wet hands form a log and refrigerate for at least 30 mins.
4. Roll into balls and flatten onto the baking tray. Use a fork to mark the top of the bikkies and bake for 15 mins until firm.

I didn't flatten mine out enough and they are very small but soooo delicious.


  1. Good on you for staying on track after the weightloss Amy! :D keep up the great work :D

  2. They look lovely!
    I wonder if they would travel well in a post pak to Sydney?

  3. Phil, I buy fairtrade because there is no child slavery involved.

  4. Fair enough.
    I'm not sure about their cooking chocolate but did you know that Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate is going Fairtrade!

  5. I had heard that fabulous news. Cooking chocolate isn't real chocolate and I wouldn't go near it :) Just like wine, you cook with what you would eat/drink by itself.