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With the start of February brings in Valentines Day. I have never really celebrated this holiday, mainly because my other half and I started dating 2 days later so we combine the celebrations together.
This year, I wanted to create a recipe to share with you this holiday and came up with this Easy Gluten Free Valentine Biscuit Recipe. These biscuits are so simple to make and decorate but taste so good.
To make them, I start with my basic biscuit recipe that I have shared on my blog already. I use this recipe every Christmas to make the best Vanilla Sugar Biscuits. You can find that blog post here if you are interested.
Once the biscuits have cooled, I make pink sugar icing and decorate the biscuits. Once the icing is set, I drizzle melted chocolate on top. I love Montezuma Chocolate Buttons for this because the chocolate is gluten free and tastes soo good. You can find their website to order your chocolate here.
Finally, I crush a pack of Parma Violets (which are gluten free!!) and sprinkle these on top. I was so happy to find out this tasty treat is gluten free. You can find the information on Parma Violets from Swizzels Website here.
The resultant biscuit is a vanilla base, topped with icing and drizzled with chocolate and Parma Violets – the perfect treat for Valentines Day.
I hope you love this recipe. If you do re-create it, please tag me on Instagram using #livingcoeliac so I can see your creations. Chrissi -x-
My Easy Gluten Free Valentine Biscuit Recipe
Gluten Free Valentine Biscuit Recipe
For the Vanilla Biscuits
- 180 g gluten free plain flour plus extra for dusting
- 120 g butter chilled and cubed
- 70 g caster sugar
- 50 g corn flour or additional 75g gluten free plain flour
- 2 tbsp milk
- 1 medium egg yolk only
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp xanthum gum
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 100 g icing sugar
- 50 g chocolate I love the Montezuma Buttons
- 30 g Parma Violets
- 1 tsp water
- 2 drops Pink Food Colouring
For the Vanilla Biscuits
- 1. Sift the flour, xanthum gum and baking powder in a bowl.
- 2. Add the cubed butter and caster sugar and using a fork or your fingers, mix to form fine breadcrumb mixture.
- 3. Add the egg yolk, milk and vanilla extract and mix to form a dough.
- 4. Wrap the dough in cling film and chill in the fridge for 1 hour.
- After 1 hour:
- 5. Remove the dough and add to a floured surface and roll out to 2mm thick.
- 6. Using a heart cookie cutter, cut out 20 biscuits.
- 7. Pre- heat the oven to 180°C.
- 8. Bake the biscuits for 10 minutes or until a light golden brown.
- 9. Leave to cool.
To Decorate the Biscuits
- 1. Sift the icing sugar and add to a bowl.
- 2. Add 2 drops of pink food colouring and the water slowly, mixing to form a smooth icing.
- 3. Dunk each biscuit into the icing and put on a tray for the icing to set.
- 4. Melt the chocolate in a Ban Marie.
- Heat a pan with water on a low heat. Once the water is just bubbling, turn the heat down and add a glass bowl on top. Add the chocolate and stir regularly until it melts..
- 5. Once the icing is set, drizzle the melted chocolate over the biscuits.
- 6. Crush the Parma Violets and sprinkle on top.
There you go! My Easy Valentine Biscuit Recipe. The hardest part of the recipe is the Ban Marie method I use to melt the chocolate. You can always melt the chocolate in the microwave on a low heat if you would prefer.
I love how cute these biscuits are! No-one will ever know they are gluten free.
Don’t forget to subscribe to my monthly newsletter. Let me know what your plans are for Valentines Day. I will most likely be enjoying a home cooked meal with my other half and eating my weight in these biscuits.