Hazelnut biscuits [Vegan - Glutenfree]
Who doesn't love shortbread biscuits filled with hazelnut cream? Loved by adults and children, these cookies will make you look great when brought as a gift to a friend or relative, or to accompany an afternoon tea with friends.
Make sure to choose high quality roasted hazelnut, as the secret lies in the goodness of raw materials. Rice flour gives these biscuits friability and lightness, which makes them perfect even for people who are intolerant or sensitive to gluten.
the extra tip
The pastry is very crumbly, so be careful and be delicate. If you have difficulty rolling it out with a rolling pin, you can simply make small balls with your hands and shape them directly on the baking sheet. Then make holes in the middle of the biscuits, to be able to pair them once cooked.
100 g hazelnuts, finely ground;
150 g rice flour + 50 g extra for processing;
70 g sunflowerseed oil;
80 g brown sugar;
30-40 g water;
1 tsp baking powder;
A pinch of salt.
Finely ground up the hazelnut in the food processor (be careful not to over-process them, or they will turn into hazelnut butter);
In a bowl, mix together hazelnut and rice flours, sugar, baking powder and the pinch of salt;
Add oil and water little at the time, until the dry ingredients are well absorbed;
Transfer the batter on a surface and knead until it's homogeneous: you may need some more flour, or a tbsp of water;
Preheat the oven to 350 °F (180°C);
Roll out the pastry about 2-3 mm height, and make the biscuits. If it's easier, you can also form small balls and mash them with your hands giving the round shape, directly on the pan. Make holes in the center on half of the them;
Bake for 12-13 minutes until they just begin to get brown;
Leave to cool completely, then pair them with half a teaspoon of chocolate or hazelnut spread.
These hazelnut biscuits keep well for a week in an airtight container or a tin can.
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Love & Enjoy.
Cristiana & the Cabbages