Don't expect these to last long! The bicarb of soda mixed with the honey creates a deletable honeycomb texture to these biscuits. I also love the crunchy shell and soft inside of the icing smeared on top, which makes the biscuits look all that bit cuter.
Healthier Honey Jumbles
- 1 1/2 cups of plain flour
- 1/2 cup of Natvia
- 1 teaspoon of all spice
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1 large tablespoon of raw honey (I used an amazing natural honey from Tasmania)
- 1 tablespoon of whole milk
- 2 tablespoons of soft organic butter
- 2 tablespoons of soft coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon of chia seeds soaked for 30 minutes in 50 mls of water
- 1 egg white
- 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1 cup of Natvia icing sugar mixture
- a few drops of red food colouring - could also use blue, yellow or leave white.
- Preheat the oven to 170 degrees fan forced and line a large baking tin with greased-proof paper.
- In an electric mixer, whisk together the butter, coconut oil and Natvia until pale and creamy.
- In a small microwave safe dish, warm the honey and milk until the honey is dissolved. Add in the baking soda and stir until the mixture is frothy and bubbling.
- Add the honey mixture into the first mixture and whisk to combine. Add in your chia mixture.
- Sift over the bowl the plain flour and all spice. With a large spoon, stir until well combined.
- Dust your hands with plain flour. Roll a tablespoon of each mixture into a ball and place onto tray. Repeat with remaining ingredients, leave a couple of centimetres of space around each biscuit. Flatten with a fork before baking.
- Bake in the oven for 10 - 13 minutes, checking after 10 minutes as the biscuits can cook quickly.
- Take out a let cool slightly on the tray before transferring to a wire rack to cool.
- To make the icing, use an electric mixer and whisk the egg white, lemon juice and vanilla. Gradually add in the icing sugar while beating. Wait until the mixture becomes thick, pale and silky. Add a few drops of food colouring to get your desired colour.
- Ice each of the biscuits and let dry, until the mixture becomes hard and shiny.