Dairy-free biscuits for the crib service

    25 min

    This recipe was made up by my friend Louise who has a son with a bad allergy to dairy. It makes 80 biscuits and they are very tasty. Be careful with the cloves as they can be overpowering.


    Gloucestershire, England, UK
    7 people made this

    Makes: 80 biscuits

    • 100g (4 oz) caster sugar
    • 50g (2 oz) dairy-free margarine (Pure or similar)
    • 3 tablespoons golden syrup
    • 300g (10 oz) self raising flour
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 4 tablespoons Oat so Good milk, as needed

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Heat oven to 160 C / Gas 3. Grease baking tray or line tray with Bake-O-Glide.
    2. Warm sugar, fat and syrup together.
    3. Mix flour, salt and spices in a bowl and add sugar mixture. Mix well, add milk if necessary to make a firm consistency.
    4. Knead lightly, then roll out and cut into desired shapes.
    5. Place on baking tray and bake for 10 to 15 minutes.
    6. Allow to cool slightly and then carefully lift out on to a wire cooling rack. Decorate if wished.


    You could, of course, make these delicious biscuits with butter and ordinary milk.


    Try substituting gluten-free SR flour to make these biscuits gluten-free.


    AGA TIP - I cooked my biscuits in batches of 20 using the grid shelf on the floor of the roasting oven with the cold shelf on the second set of runners. They only take 8 minutes in an AGA.

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    Can't wait to try this recipe I'll will love to bits & I'll will love to make them for my family & friends  -  21 Oct 2017