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.
Pistachio and Rose Biscuits
Delicious pistachio biscuits with a lovely rose scented icing.
- 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)
1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C / 350 degrees F2.In the mixing bowl add the softened butter and natvia sugar and cream it together. Add the flour, bicarbonate of soda and the milk little at a time and form a dough. Cover and leave the dough to rest for 30 minutes.3.Thinly slice the pistachios and reserve a third for garnish.4. Add the remaining 2/3 of pistachio slices to the dough and knead them in.5. Dust some flour on the surface and roll out the biscuits to 5mm thickness. Cut out the biscuits to the desired shape and transfer them to baking trays.Repeat for all the dough.6.Bake the biscuits in the preheated oven for 10 -15 minutes until golden brown. Remove from the oven and transfer them to a wire rack to cool.7. In a bowl add the Natvia icing sugar, add the pink food colouring and the rose essence and a few drops of water to make a thick icing.8. Lay the biscuits on tray and drizzle some pink rose icing onto each biscuit, alternatively fill a piping bag with the rose icing and drizzle some lines of icing on the biscuits. In the center garnish with a few pistachio slices.9.Leave the icing to set before eating.
DetailsPrep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 48 biscuits
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.