Peaches and Cream Shortbread Gluten Free

Peaches and Cream Shortbread {Gluten Free}

Peaches and Cream Shortbread Gluten Free

So, yesterday was one of the most eventful Saturdays of my life so far! I was in a complete revolutionist mode! I have no clue whatsoever as to what got into me but I just couldn’t help it! I’ll just get to the point now! :P

So, we have this beautiful row of lush green trees that my grandfather planted about 25 years ago. These trees are like HUGE! and when I say huge, I mean H.U.G.E!!!!

Now, the rains do cause the branches to bend in weird positions and so, it is only fair to trim them occasionally, especially during the rains!

However, there is a heartless monster residing in our Co-operative Housing Society who is anything BUT co-operative!

His sole mission>???

Get rid of the trees.

Why?

Oh dear, they may fall on people and kill them.

KILL THEM?

DUDE… ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

That harmless tree won’t even lead to a fracture if it does happen to fall on a human being! They may be huge but they aren’t heavy!

Since he just was sooooooo adamant about it, I called the cops! :)

Yes, I HAD TO!

Look at what that complete egghead has done now!

tree

The cops asked him to just TRIM the trees and went away! And look at what he’s done!

Well, I’m livid! and I am not gonna keep mum this time!

I sobbed! And I sobbed for hours ! Watching these babies being cut down is a real shame!

So, I needed some comfort food to drown myself and my sorrows into!

But hey, I cant keep finding solace in comfort food now, can I? Who’s gonna answer the piling pounds?

So, I came up with a solution!

LARGE PORTIONS. MINIMUM FAT. MINIMUM CALORIES. MAXIMUM COMFORT.

VOILA! PROBLEM SOLVED!

So, peaches and cream may sound really like something that will result in heavy cardio and gymming for the next 7 days flat!

RIGHT??????

WRONG!!!! :D

Peaches and Cream Shortbread Gluten Free

But isn’t cream like really heavy???

Umm… not when its made of yogurt!!!! :D

Yeaaahhh babyyyyy, you can lick or eat spoonfuls of this luscious thick frosting without any guilt whatsoever!

Besides, the shortbread cookie itself is gluten free and therefore, eating colossal portions of this sweet treat will not result in a bulgy flab poking its way out of your dress!!!

Peaches and Cream Shortbread Gluten Free

Well, there are three deliciously easily steps to making these beauties.

1.) Make the shortbread

2.)Make the creamy yogurt frosying

3.)Make the peach sauce

Easy peasy! whew!! 

I mean seriously, It cannot get easier than this!!!!

I’m sure you must be eager to know how I made the gluten free mix???

It’s really so simple! And besides, you won’t have to be even slightly concerned about the taste or the texture!

It tastes EXACTLY the same as all-purpose or self-raising flour! NO DIFFERENCE!!! I PROMISE! :D

I adapted the recipe from this Indian food blog (Show me the Curry), since I could not find potato starch or tapioca starch here!

Here is how I made my gluten free mix:

1 cup Amaranth flour

1 cup Sorghum flour

3/4 cup Arrowroot flour

1 tsp Antina Unde (Dink Crystals)

Now, cornstarch is not something I’d prefer. There are some people who do have allergies when it comes to corn. So, arrowroot is what I opted for since it is universally available!

Besides, I used dink or Antina Unde, which is an edible variety of gum. However, you can use any type of gum, just please make sure it’s EDIBLE !!! :P :D

And there you have it! The healthiest flour you can use for your baking adventures!

Peaches and Cream Shortbread Gluten Free

So, yeah! after an unusually eventful Saturday, I ended it with this sweet guiltless beauty! And boy, was it delicious!!!!

It was so good I wanna make it again!

Oh wait … what??

You too>?

Sure!!!! :D

Good things should always be shared, right?

So, here you go!

Oh PS: Isn’t this the first time that I’ve actually written such a LONG post! Well, never mind my ranting, I’m gonna disappear and present you with the recipe!

Peaches and Cream Shortbread {Gluten Free}

Peaches and Cream Shortbread {Gluten Free}

For the Shortbread:

125 gms butter

150 gms gluten free flour

60 gms caster sugar

50 gms almonds (roughly chopped)

50 gms walnuts (roughly chopped)

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp salt

For the Peach Sauce:

2 large peaches

3 tbsp sugar

For the yogurt frosting:

400 mls yogurt (wrapped in muslin and hung overnight)

75 gms butter

200 gms icing sugar

2-3 heaped tbsp honey

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Method:

First, make the shortbread. Cream together the butter and sugar until very light and fluffy. Fold in the flour, chopped nuts and cinnamon and salt and bring together to form a dough. Wrap in cling film and chill for about 30 minutes.

In the meantime, prepare your peach sauce. Slice your peaches and blitz them in the blender. Pass it through a sieve. Add the sugar and bring it to a boil. Once it boils, simmer for about 5 minutes and take it off the heat. Let it cool!

Get the dough out of the fridge and roll it on a floured surface. Do not roll it too thin. Cut rounds and place them on a baking tray. Preheat the oven to a 180 degrees Celsius and bake for about 15-20 minutes.

While the shortbread is baking, move on to make the frosting. Get the yogurt out of the muslin. It should now be drained of all the water and the quantity will reduce considerably. Place this in a large bowl and beat with a hand or stand mixer until fluffy. In another bowl, beat the butter and icing sugar together until well combined. Slowly add the yogurt in 3 parts, beating continuously. Add the honey and beat it for another 30 seconds. Pop it into the freezer and let your shortbread cool COMPLETELY.

Once all your components have been cooled, spread a nice dollop of peach sauce onto one round of shortbread. Pipe the frosting onto it. Place some peach slices on the sides of the frosting and cover it with the other round.

Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!

Healthy and Guilt -free Peaches and Cream Shortbread {Gluten Free} is ready to dig into!

I hope you’ll make these for dinner tonight! :)

Have a happy Sunday! :D

Love,

xx

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