Gluten Free Chocolate-Chip Shortbread – Nom!

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So, you may (or may not) know that I am officially off biscuits.  I am to date, at 2 weeks – 15 days to be precise – which is a personal best for me *fist-pump!  I do have one exception, however and that is, I am permitted to eat biscuits that I bake myself.  A few reasons :) A. because by the time I actually bake them, I am usually not craving them any more, and B. because I know exactly what ingredients I have put in.

So, as my daughter is coeliac (officially! Not for trend :)) Anything I bake or cook is always  Gluten-Free.  So here goes, my gluten-free chocolate chip shortbread biccies :)

What we need:-

Ingredients
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  • 280gms (10oz) of Softened Butter
  • 110gms (4oz) Caster Sugar – with a little more for dusting after
  • 230gms (8oz) Gluten Free Plain Flour
  • 110gms (4oz) Rice Flour
  • Chocolate chips
  • Dash of salt

Utensils

  • Weighing scales
  • Fork
  • Sieve
  • Wooden spoon
  • Wooden Board/Wooden Counter
  • Cling-film
  • Baking Paper
  • Baking Tray

 

Lets Do This:-

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Step 1

1.  Mash the butter and sugar together with a fork, until nice and soft.  In my experience, some of the butter and sugar may go missing at this stage, so you may need to add a little more of each.  When you learn to act like a grown up and stop tasting the mixture, this won’t happen.  Until then, just add more…:)

2.  Sieve in the flour and salt and work them together with the wooden spoon, until the mixture starts to resemble dough.

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Step 2

3.  Use your hands to draw the mixture together until the mixture forms a ball.  At this stage, add in the chocolate chips.

4.  Knead it gently on the wooden counter and roll it into a sausage that measures about 5cm   (2inches) thick in diameter.  There is usually enough mixture for 2 rolls :)

5.  Wrap each roll in some cling-film and place in the fridge for 1 hour.

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Step 5

6.  Go make some tea and read/watch tv/on-line shop :)

7.  After 45 minutes of relaxing, pre-heat the oven to 160º and line a baking tray with baking paper.

8.  Using a knife, cut the rolls into slices and lay them on the sheet.  You can prick them with                                 a form to make them look pretty :)

Step 9

Step 9

9.  Bake in the oven for about 25 minutes, until they are pale and a little golden brown.  When you remove them from the

oven, immediately dust a little castor sugar over them.

10.  Let them cool for about 20 minutes and then they are ready to eat.  Enjoy!

 

 

Step 10!

Step 10!

 

Love, P x

 

Gluten Free Chocolate-Chip Shortbread - Nom!

 

 

 

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