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Annika’s Very Best Biscuits

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Recipe Information

# of Servings: 6
Recipe Created By: Amy Hugon


1/2 cup margarine
2 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp baking powder
1 cup barley flour
1/3 cup cornstarch or potato starch
1/3 cup tapioca starch
1/3 cup rice flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp xanthan gum
3/4 cup milk or milk alternative
up to 1/2 cup additional gluten-free flour


In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients. Cut in the margarine. Then stir in the milk alternative. Knead by hand, adding additional flour until you reach a workable texture.

Shape into 10-12 biscuits and bake at 450 °F for 10-12 minutes.


These are actually flaky like *real* biscuits.


Butter and Margarine: Butter is a dairy product made from cow’s milk. Margarine typically contains milk or soy, but there are milk-free and soy-free versions available.
Corn Substitutions: Corn is a common ingredient in products. Starch, modified food starch, dextrin and maltodextrin can be from corn. Consult with your physician to find out which corn derivatives you need to avoid. Many corn-free options are available in the US. Find out more about corn substitutions.
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Milk and Soy Substitutions: Alternative dairy-free milk beverages and products will work in most recipes. Find out more about milk substitutions and soy substitutions.