Peppermint Slice - 12 / 14 servings

Ingredients

  • 375g dairy free margarine
  • 180g caster sugar
  • 250g gluten free plain flour
  • 200g maize flour or cornflour
  • 50g cocoa powder
  • 200g wheat free fondant sugar
  • few drops peppermint oil
  • 160g dairy free plain chocolate

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The wheat, gluten and lactose free store cupboard

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180°c / 350°f / gas mark 4.
  2. Mix together the dairy free margarine and caster sugar.
  3. Mix in the gluten free flour, maize flour, and cocoa powder to form a dough.
  4. Line a 12 x 8in brownie tin with greaseproof paper.
  5. Press the dough into the brownie tin and bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
  6. Leave to cool.
  7. Make up the fondant icing as instructed on the pack. Add a few drops of peppermint oil to taste. Spread over the biscuit base.
  8. Melt the dairy free chocolate and spread over the fondant.
  9. Leave to set. Cut into 12 – 14 pieces.

Gem's hints and tips

If you can’t find maize flour then cornflour is easily available and makes a good substitute.

There isn’t much difference but I do prefer maize flour.  See resources.