I think Fork biscuits were my first ever bake. They are so easy to cook and require very basic ingredients which means they are a great biscuit to rustle up when you are in a hurry and don’t have a lot of ingredients in the house.
Fork biscuits first made an appearance in a cordon bleu recipe book but I’ve adapted these. The fork biscuits are free of all 14-major allergens and are dipped in chocolate. I also make my own dried rose petals for decoration but you can leave them out!
100g (4oz) dairy free butter softened (I like the Waitrose avocado oil spread)
50g (2oz) caster sugar
150g (5oz) gluten-free self-raising flour
50g (2oz) allergen-free dark chocolate
Preheat the oven to 180°C /fan 160°C/ gas 4. Lightly butter two baking trays.
Put the butter into a bowl and beat with an electric whisk until it has softened. Then whilst you carry on beating slowly add the sugar and then the flower.
Form the mixture into a ball with your hands and then break the mixture into 16 walnut size balls. Put the balls onto the baking trays making sure to leave lots of space between them. Then using a fork flatten the biscuits into a circle (leaving a fork mark in the dough).
Bake the biscuits in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes until they are a very pale golden colour. Then put them to cool completely on a wire rack.
Whilst cooling make your dried rose petals. Cover a plate with some kitchen towel then place your rose petal (discarding the stem and the leaves) onto the kitchen towel leaving large gaps between each petal. Finally, cover the rose petals with a further piece of kitchen towel. Then place them into the microwave on the maximum temperate for 60 seconds. Check the petals. The petals are done when they are hardened and there is no moisture left. If needed put them in the microwave for another 60 seconds. After checking the petals the second time if they are still not dried put the petals into the microwave for a further 30 seconds intervals until done.
When the biscuits are cooled. Melt the dark chocolate and then dip the end of each biscuit into the melted chocolate. Finally, decorate with placing rose petals onto the chocolate side of the biscuit.
Wait to cool and then enjoy!