New Years Beauty Treat: Gluten and Dairyfree Gingerbread

“Well,” said Pooh, “what I like best,” and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn’t know what it was called.” A.A. Milne

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There is nothing like a food that tastes amazing whilst also beautifying in the New Year. The anti-aging benefit of honey exists in a huge number of honey products in the market for hair care, baby care, skin care for sunscreen, hand lotions, facial scrubs and moisturizers, however, the products that you can also eat are good for the body and the soul too. Its natural antioxidant and anti-microbial properties also support the skin’s ability to rejuvenate and refresh depleted skin, leaving it feeling silky soft and supple.

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Honey energizes, being a great natural source of carbohydrates which provide strength and energy. Honey is known for its effectiveness in instantly boosting the performance, endurance and reduce muscle tiredness. Its natural fruit sugars, fructose and glucose play important role in preventing fatigue and are quickly absorbed into the bloodstream digested by the body. Also, honey is free of cholesterol and it has been reported that adding small amounts of it in the daily diet could even help keep cholesterol levels in check.

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Ingredients
Gluten- and Dairyfree Gingerbread
4 egg yolks
150 g powdered sugar
250 g warm honey
50 g goose fat,
4 tbsp mixed spice
4 tablespoons of coconut cream mixed with 1 tsp cider vinegar
750 g flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
Mummy’s Fruit and Honey Crunch (its fruit-free version taste great too)
300 g fruit and nut mix (plum, peach, mixed peel, walnut)
400 g glutenfree flour blend
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
2 tsp vanilla extract
200 g dairyfree spread
1 tbsp honey
100-150 g sugar
2 eggs
mixed spice
grated fresh ginger

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“Love drips like honey from the hive, constant, sweet, precious, into your heart each and every moment if you let it.” Amy Leigh Mercree

Method
These biscuits can be assembled by simply placing all ingredients into a bowl and mix with hands until all is well incorporated. Once a smooth dough is achieved, wrap in clingfilm and leave in the fridge overnight. Roll on floured surface and cut as desired. Bake on lined trays in a preheated 200 degrees C oven, until golden brown on the top. Be careful as the honey-content makes them susceptible for quick burning.

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“Now it’s the bee… Gees! Bees are now endangered species… Without them life won’t be sweet!” Ana Claudia Antunes

4 thoughts on “New Years Beauty Treat: Gluten and Dairyfree Gingerbread

  1. A beautiful way to bring in the New Year Judit, tremendous photography and writing as always ~ a great post and best to you with your baking in the New Year. Cheers to a great 2016.

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