Tiger Nut Hob Nobs

This recipe is from a guest food blogger who has recently discovered our Tiger Nut flour! You must check out her website, http://www.primalplate.co.uk/blog/2015/7/9/tigernut-hob-nobs for the full blog, and also because  is full of amazing healthy recipes like this one below. These biscuits are truly delicious, and the amazing thing is that they are sugar free, gluten free dairy free, vegan, paleo, healthy and easy to make!   

 

Tigernut Hob-Nobs (Makes 16 biscuits)

Ingredients

75g coconut butter (not coconut oil)

2 tsp vanilla essence

150g tiger nut flour

¼ tsp sea salt

1 tsp baking powder

75g macadamia nuts, chopped (for ease, I pulse the nuts several times in a food processor – however, don’t process them too long or you’ll end up with nut butter!)

50g cup unsweetened shredded coconut 

3 tbsp cold coconut water

 

 

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Instructions

In a large bowl combine tiger nut flour, salt and baking powder.

Use your fingertips to rub the coconut butter into the flour, salt and baking powder until you have a mixture that resembles coarse breadcrumbs with no large lumps of coconut butter remaining.

Using a fork, stir in the vanilla essence, chopped macadamia nuts and desiccated coconut.

Stir in the coconut water then abandon the fork and knead the mixture with your hand until it all comes together to form a firm dough.

Roll the dough out between two sheets of cling film to 6mm/ ¼ inch thickness. Using a 6cm / 2½ inch biscuit cutter, cut out 16 biscuits. As you go, you’ll need to gather up the off-cuts and press them back together before re-rolling out to make more biscuits N.B. because tiger nut flour is gluten-free, you can work the dough several times over and it won’t get tough.

Lay the biscuits 2cm apart onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Cover the biscuits loosely with cling film then place the baking sheet in the fridge to chill for 20 minutes.

Preheat oven to 160℃ / 325°F / Gas mark 3

Transfer the baking sheet to the pre-heated oven and bake for 20 minutes until light golden brown. Turn the tray around halfway through the cooking time to ensure the biscuits brown evenly.

Remove from the oven and transfer the biscuits to a wire cooling rack – they’ll crisp up even more as they cool, so try to distract yourself from eating them until they do!