Ladyfingers

Gluten Free Mummy
These gluten free ladyfingers are the ideal sweet and crunchy biscuit to accompany a cuppa; better still use them to make a delectable gluten free tiramisu. The recipe I've used is from Kat / The Loopy Whisk The Perfect Gluten Free Ladyfingers – The Loopy Whisk
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 2 egg yolks
  • 3 egg whites
  • 120 g granulated sugar
  • 140 g plain gluten free flour
  • 10 g cornflour
  • 1/4 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1 tsp baking powder ensure gluten free

For dusting

  • 65 g icing sugar
  • 100 g granulated sugar

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat the oven to 180ºC and line two baking sheets with baking paper.
  • Whisk together the 2 egg yolks and 1/2 of the granulated sugar until increased in volume, pale and fluffy.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the 3 egg whites and the other 1/2 of the granulated sugar until stiff peaks form.
  • Fold the egg yolk mixture into the egg whites until just incorporated (Make sure you don't knock out to much air during mixing).
  • Sift the gluten free flour, corn flour, xanthan gum and baking powder into the egg mixture. Fold in gently until no flour clumps remain.
  • Transfer the cookie batter into a piping bag with a large round nozzle (the diameter of the nozzle will determine the thickness of your cookies, so choose appropriately depending on what size of cookies you want), and pipe about 4 inch (10 cm) long lines of batter onto the lines baking sheets (Make sure to leave about 3/4 inch (2 cm) space between the cookies).
  • Mix together the icing sugar and granulated sugar for dusting. Using a sieve, generously dust the piped ladyfinger cookies. (You will end up with sugar all over the baking sheet, not just on top of the cookies – but that's alright! The sugar on the baking sheet will caramelise in the oven but it shouldn't affect the cookies.)
  • Bake in the preheated oven at 180ºC for 15 minutes, then reduce the oven temperature to 150ºC and bake for a further 12 – 15 minutes (The second baking at the lower temperature is important, as it ensures that the cookies dry out and become crisp).
  • Cool on a wire rack and enjoy!

Notes

These gluten free ladyfingers keep well in a sealed container stored in a cool dry place for about 1 – 2 weeks.
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