I have developed a bit of a thing for Cardamom so you may find lots of recipes coming up including it as an ingredient. It is such a wonderfully aromatic flavour and it really adds something to these simple biscuits. These Cinnamon biscuits with cardamom icing are perfect for Autumn with just the right hint of spice but would also make delicious Christmas treats…yes I said the C word..it is only a few months away now.
I have started to experiment with using a mixture of flours and sugars when baking and I really like the difference in flavour just by adding the buckwheat flour and dark brown sugar here. However if you prefer the buckwheat is easily substituted with plain white flour and the brown sugar can be replace with caster sugar. You could also use butter instead of coconut oil but the flavour added by the coconut is one of my favourite parts.
Cinnamon Biscuits With Cardamom Icing
You will need:
For the biscuits:
150g Self Raising Flour
150g Buckwheat Flour
125g Coconut Oil
50g dark brown sugar
50g caster sugar
2tsp cinnamon powder
For the icing:
100g sieved icing sugar
1/2 tsp ground cardamon powder or 5 cardamom pods, crushed
40ml warm whole milk
Preheat oven to 180c. Line or grease/flour a flat baking tray Mix your flours and cinnamon together in one bowl. In a separate bowl soften your coconut oil to the consistency of softened butter ( 30 secs in microwave should do it ) add your sugars and cream together until smooth, beat your egg and add to the bowl before mixing well. Now add your wet ingredients to your dry ingredients to form a dough. Turn onto a floured surface and knead until you have a smooth dough. Roll out so the dough is about 1/4 inch thick and use a cutter to create whatever shape biscuits you like, the amount of biscuits made will depend on the size of your cutter but you should get around 30. Place on the baking tray and bake for 8-10 minutes until lightly golden, leave to cool and harden.
Now make your icing:
Add your cardamom to your milk and heat, pour through a sieve onto the icing sugar in a mixing bowl and mix until smooth. Pour or drizzle over your biscuits as desired.
Find some more cinnamon and cardamom inspired bakes below from my food blogger friends: