It’s Tuesday, and we all know what that means - it’s Great @britishbakeoff night, wooh!! 😄🍰 Those of you who have seen my Instastories this evening will have noticed that I somewhat messed up on the theme for this week! I mistakenly thought that we were in biscuit week, and set about enthusiastically creating a brand new proper English biscuit recipe for the occasion. However, on watching tonight’s episode, I quickly realised that the focus this week is on spices!! Shock!! 😮
It was not quite the disaster it appeared at first glance to be however; many of the contestants’ creations were in fact spiced biscuits, and as mine are delicately flavoured with vanilla (a spice, hallelujah!) I feel I may have got away with it!! These are most definitely English biscuits, not American-style cookies. They are sweet, delightfully crunchy all the way through, and they also pass the ‘dunk in the tea’ test with flying colours - softening perfectly when dunked, without falling INTO the tea itself (which we all know is the mark of an excellent biscuit!). I am happy and proud to report that these proper biscuits do not contain any grains, gluten, dairy, soy, eggs or refined sugar. They can also be adapted easily for anyone who can’t tolerate nuts, as the only nuts included comprise a couple of teaspoons of cashew milk - which could easily be swapped with your milk of choice.
Moreover, they were EXTREMELY easy and speedy to make, took just twenty minutes to bake, and - most importantly - they passed the husband test. Mr K gave them a 9/10 (he is reserving his final point for tomorrow, as he wants to see if they will soften, harden or stay the same by tomorrow evening) and then went back for seconds - a definite win!! I have really been loving baking along with Bakeoff this year. Some of you have been asking for my recipes, and I’m happy to report that at some point post-Bakeoff, I will be sharing them all with you, plus some extra treats thrown in for good measure!! Who’s excited for some super luxurious, secretly healthy recipes?? ☺️💕 #healthytreats #englishbiscuits #organic #inspiration #fun #healthybaking #wholefoods #realfood #jerf #unprocessed #gbbo #grainfree