If you’ve run out of Summer holiday activities to do with the kids, why not give my Gluten Free Party Rings recipe a go?
This is the perfect bake for the weekend or the holidays, as it’s super easy and a really good one to get the kids involved in – I’m sure they’ll love helping icing the biscuits… and eating them!
It’s a great recipe for us big kids too – because when are you too old for Party Rings?
Gluten Free Party Rings
For the biscuits:
130g rice flour
150g self raising gluten free flour
1 tsp vanilla essence
For the Icing:
400g icing sugar
1) In a large bowl, stir together the gluten free flour and sugar until combined.
2) Rub in the butter until you have a bread crumb like texture.
3) Add the egg and vanilla essence, then start bringing the ingredients together using a wooden spoon.
4) Use your hands to work the ingredients into a soft dough. Don’t worry if the dough seems a little sticky as it will be chilled for a while to help it firm up – don’t be tempted to add more flour!
5) Wrap the dough in cling film and place in the fridge for at least and hour.
6) Preheat the oven to 170 degrees C/Gas Mark 4 and line two baking trays with greaseproof paper.
7) Dust a clean surface with gluten free flour and roll out the dough using a floured rolling pin.
8) Cut out circle shapes using a 6cm pastry cutter, then transfer them to the prepared tray using a palate knife. When the biscuits are on the trays, use a pipping nozzle to stamp a hole through the middle of each one.
9) Bake for 10 minutes or until they are a light golden brown – be sure to keep an eye on this biscuits as they could quickly over-bake.
10) Leave the biscuits to cool on the tray for a few minutes to help them firm up, then transfer the biscuits to a wire rack to finish cooling completely.
11) To make the icing: place icing sugar in a large bowl with a few teaspoons of cold water, then mix the ingredients until they form a spreadable paste. You may need to add a little more water if the icing is too thick.
12) Divide the mixture into different bowls . Leave the icing in one bowl white, then add a little food colouring to each of the other bowls – the colours are up to you! Transfer the white icing to a piping bag fitted with a small writing nozzle.
13) To decorate, spread a little icing over the biscuit using a palate knife. Pipe three lines of the white icing across the biscuit, then run a cocktail stick through the lines to feather the icing – repeat until all the biscuits have been iced.
I love seeing your take on my bakes, so remember to share your a picture of your Party Rings over on Facebook, twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #titchytonbakes.