Pistachio and rose a match made in heaven. These delicious biscuits are not only pretty to look at they are totally sugar free. The sugar added to them is the Natvia sugar which is plant based and made from the stevia plant. Its 100 % natural with no artificial colours or flavorings, its low in carbs, tooth friendly and fructose free too with no bitter after taste.
- 480g / 16oz Plain flour
- 240g / 8oz Salted butter at room temperature
- 240g / 8oz Natvia natural sugar
- 90g / 3oz Pistachio
- 1 level teaspoon Bicarbonate of soda
- 60 ml Milk For the icing:
- 2-3 drops Pink food colouring
- 90g /3 oz Natvia Icing sugar
- 1 teaspoon Rose Essence
- 1 -2 teaspoons water( as required)
I was sent samples on the Natvia sugars to try , all the views and opinions in this post are my own. I found that the baking sugar was really good and worked well in the recipe, however the icing sugar formed a very grainy icing and it was difficult to pipe with it so I don't think it would be suitable for a big icing project although it was ok for small cookies and icing cupcakes. We also tried the sugar in tea, coffee and cereal, the sugars tasted fine and we did not get any after tastes so they are a perfect substitution for recipes that require sugar.We will definitely make the change to this healthy sugar.
I also made a peach Frappe and used natvia sugar to sweeten it you can see the recipe here.