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With the scariest night of the year soon to be upon us and evenings spent watching the sky light up, huddled around a crackling bonfire with the essential delicious comfort food, why would you even consider limiting your sugar intake?!
Daily, I find myself resisting the bags of delightful candy, festively decorated cookies and sticky toffee apples that scream EAT ME as I walk round the city in my lunch hour!
It’s hardly surprising that with all these tempting treats, indulgent social media food posts and our personal daily cravings that most adults and children in the UK are over eating their daily allowance of sugars.
Apart from the obvious…. eating too much sugar, increased weight gain, tooth decay, added to the risk of developing diabetes, the roller coaster of high blood sugar followed by a crash may accentuate the symptoms of mood disorders. Research has linked heavy sugar consumption to an increased risk of depression and worse outcomes for individuals with schizophrenia. A high sugar diet can also aggravate anxiety symptoms and impair the body’s ability to cope with stress, to address all of the foregoing we are making a conscious effort to explore recipes that are free from refined sugars.
Sugar free definitely doesn’t equal sweet free!
We think our spicy sugar free ghostly biscuits are the perfect sweet treat for this Halloween!
Cinnamon, ginger and many other spices work well in sweet biscuits – especially when the sweetness does not come from sugar. Honey and sugar free jams can also work well as a sugar substitute.
Everyone at the Feed loves a spicy biscuit! Experiment with the levels of ginger in this recipe to spice these biscuits up to your personal taste.
Four tbsp honey
165g butter or margarine
250g plain flour
Pinch of salt
2 tsp of bicarbonate of soda
1 tbsp of ground ginger
1 tsp of cinnamon
One medium egg
Preheat your oven to 180 deg C/350 deg F/gas mark four. Melt your butter and honey in a small saucepan over a low heat. Pour into a large bowl and allow to cool.
Beat your egg and stir into the liquid.
Sieve your dry ingredients and slowly stir in. Roll in your hands until you have a good dough. Dust a clean surface with flour and roll out very thinly. Using a cookie cutter or ghostly stencil cut into the desired shapes.
Place on a greased baking sheet and place in the centre of your over. Bake for just 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
Make yourself a cup of tea and sit back, relax and enjoy a guilt free biscuit!
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