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Being either gluten, lactose or fructose intolerant is as heartbreaking as it is, and since the Holidays are all about food, most sufferers would rather go to hibernation mode and get it over with. Since I’m a no-fructo myself I decided to do the Xmas foodposts especially for us, food intolerant foodies. Since Dutchies celebrate Sinterklaas today, let’s start with speculaas similar to gingerbread cookies.
Please note that intolerances may vary, adjust recipes to your personal needs!
Speculaas / Gingerbread Cookies
250 g flower or 250 g almond flower (gluten free)
100 g palm sugar or 6 tbsp brown rice syrup (fructose free)
2 tbsp cookie spices
pinch of sea salt
1/2 tsp lemon zest
80 g cold butter
3 tbsp milk or almond milk (lactose free)
1 tbsp almond liqueur
Mix dry ingredients and add butter to make a beautiful brown dough. Take a nibble to taste and add more cookie spices when needed. Leave at least 30 minutes in the fridge to cool and let the flavors combine. Roll the dough and use a cookie cutter to make nice shapes. Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes in a 180 degree oven.
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