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Chocolate cream-filled biscuits: gluten & dairy free

12/05/2014

choc cream biscuitsThis Mother’s Day just gone, I baked these biscuits for my Mum.

Mum, like many of you out there, has trouble finding tasty gluten and dairy free biscuits, that are also soy and nut (almond and cashew) free – she has a few food intolerances. As you know, I love to rise to a food intolerance baking challenge! These biscuits aren’t really in the healthy sphere (high sugar content alert) but they are a great treat for people with the food intolerances described above.

These biscuits passed my mother’s taste test, so I thought I’d share the recipe:

Chocolate cream-filled biscuit recipe

Makes 12 (or 24 unfilled biscuits)

Biscuit ingredients:

  • 115g coconut oil (solidified)
  • 100g sugar (I used a sugar/stevia mix so halved this amount)
  • 105g brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 170g brown rice flour
  • 6 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Filling ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil (solidified)
  • 3/4 cup icing sugar, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease or line two biscuit trays.
  2. In a medium bowl combine flour, cocoa, salt and baking soda and mix well. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, use electric beaters to cream coconut oil and sugars, until changes colour.
  4. Add egg and vanilla extract, mixing through.
  5. Gradually add the flour mix into the wet ingredients. Mix until completely combined.
  6. Roll mixture into heaped teaspoon sized balls and place on baking trays. For flatter biscuits (than pictured), flatten the balls slightly.
  7. Bake for 12-15 minutes.
  8. Cool on rack. choc cream biscuits rack
  9. For filling: in a small bowl cream coconut oil, and then gradually add in sifted icing sugar, mixing thoroughly. Add vanilla extract and mix through to give even colour.Choc cream biscuits filling
  10. Sort cooled biscuits into pairs of similar size/shape and spread a teaspoon of filling on the flat surface. Place another biscuit on top. And you have a chocolate cream filled biscuit!choc cream biscuits gift box

For further information on Chinese Medicine contact Dr Sarah George (Acupuncture).  Sarah is a practitioner of acupuncture (AHPRA registered), massage therapy and natural health at her Broadbeach clinic and is the Chinese Medicine Senior Lecturer at the Endeavour College of Natural Health Gold Coast campus.

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