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Gluten-free fruity lemon Easter biscuits

01 April 2020

These zesty, fruity little gluten-free biscuits are full of the fresh flavours of spring, making them ideal for an Easter treat.

Gluten-free Easter biscuits
Gluten-free Easter biscuits

Cooking time

18-20 minutes


30 small biscuits


  • 200g FREEE Plain White Flour
  • 1 tsp FREEE Xanthan Gum
  • 100g butter (or dairy-free spread, such as Flora, Vitalite or Pure)
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 2 egg
  • 1 lemon, grated rind and juice
  • 100g currants
  • 2 tsp caster sugar
  • Flour, for dusting
  • Oil, for tin


1. Rub some oil around the inside of a large baking tray.

2. Put the flour into a bowl, add the xanthan gum and stir to mix the flours together well.

3. Put the butter and sugar into a mixing bowl and beat together until light and fluffy.

4. Separate the eggs, add the yolks to the mixing bowl and save the whites for later.

5. Add the grated lemon rind and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and beat everything together well.

6. Sieve the prepared flour to the bowl and stir again.

7. Mix in the currants.

8. Cover and chill the dough for 10 minutes.

9. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C, fan 160°C, 350°F, gas 4.

10. Dust your work surface and rolling pin with flour.

11. Put the dough in the middle and roll it out to the thickness of two £1 coins.

12. Press a 5cm/2” cookie cutter or cup through the dough to make circles then gently lift them onto the prepared baking tray.

13. Gather together the offcuts and re-roll to make further biscuits.

14. Brush the biscuits with the reserved egg white.

15. Sprinkle the two teaspoons of sugar over the biscuits.

16. Bake for 18 – 20 minutes until golden.

17. Transfer cooked biscuits to a wire rack to cool.

18. When cold store the biscuits a tin.

FREEE products are available online at, Ocado, all major retailers, traditional wholesalers, food service, independent health food stores and farm shops.

Visit our gluten-free recipe section for more delicious ideas for meals, bakes and more


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