Garibaldi biscuits made with olive oil (lactose free, diabetic friendly)

Home made garibaldi biscuits, no butter and no processed sugar Home made garibaldi biscuits, no butter and no processed sugar
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We made Garibaldi biscuits today. Quick, fresh and delicious. Nothing beats home baking and I added spices and fresh citrus zest to the pastry which is made with olive oil.

Garibaldi biscuits with olive oil and stevia instead of sugar and butter

You will need:

120g self raising flour
a pinch of salt
25 ml olive oil
the equivalent of 50g sugar in stevia (check the labeling to find out the conversion of 50g of sugar)
2 tablespoons honey or agave
2 tablespoons Apple Vinegar
1 egg
zest of half a lemon
zest of half an orange
a pinch of cinnamon
half a vanilla pod
70g currants

1 egg white to brush the surface

Cooking Spray [Fry Light]

In a large bowl sift the flour.

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Add all the other ingredients except for the currants.

Use a large metal spoon to stir together. Bring together to form a dough. If dough is too dry add a few drops of water until you get the right binding consistency.

Place in a bowl and cover with cling film and rest in the fridge for a minimum of an hour.

Preheat the oven to 180C

Prepare an oven dish by spraying it with a non stick baking spray.

Place the dough on a lightly floured surface. Roll it out until it is thin, gently don’t allow it to tear.

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Sprinkle the currants over half the surface and then fold the other half on top and gently roll the pastry out, tapping it lightly until you can see the currants through the pastry but be careful not to allow the pastry to tear.

Trim the pastry neatly using a sharp knife.

Cut this into fingers approximately 3cm by 6cm.

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Place the biscuits on the baking sheet, brush with a little egg white (optional sprinkle a small pinch of sugar on each biscuit, I left it out in mine) and bake on the center shelf of the oven for 15 minutes.

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I use:

Baking ingredients by Lamb Brand

Fry Light Cooking Sprays and Filippo Berio Olive Oil by Rimus Group


14 responses to “Garibaldi biscuits made with olive oil (lactose free, diabetic friendly)”

  1. If I were able to give this recipe two likes, I would..I’ll give it ten stars. ********** I like the citrusy ingredients.

    1. thank you mary, nothing more delicious than Mediterranean citrus !

  2. looks simple i will try it

    1. they are very simple and once you make them, you will make them again and again 🙂

    1. do and you will love them 🙂

  3. I just fell in love with the hen and her babies. Really, it’s true. And my computer is getting fingerprints all over it from always trying to get at your food. It’s not fair. I love the babies.

    1. oh you are too kind, yes i love the chicks too 😉

  4. Yum! Thanks for the lovely recipe. 🙂

    1. truly yum, have a great day 🙂

  5. I will try

    1. thank you Susan, let me know the result 🙂

  6. I have just tried them with coconut oil instead of olive oil and they taste amazing! It took me awhile to get the dough together because it kept getting sticky but with patience, the result it really good. I love them! Thanks!

    1. thank you glad you like them, if you feel the dough is too sticky just dust again with flour and let it rest in the fridge for an hour before using 🙂 thanks for the feedback, appreciate 🙂

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