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Sourdough Garibaldi Biscuits | Refined Sugar-Free

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Commonly known as “squashed fly biscuits”, these biscuits are crunchy, tasty and sugar-free. Using a good amount of sourdough discard, these Sourdough Garibaldi Biscuits have a hint of that signature tang that complements the tartness of the currants perfectly! A wonderful snack, and a great treat with a cup of tea, we make these every couple of weeks as soon as we have enough sourdough discard to use!

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I always called these currant-sandwiches “Garibaldi biscuits”, but never questioned the name. Apparently, they were created in honour of Giuseppe Garibaldi, a patriotic Italian general. Seb, on the other hand, has never heard of Garibaldi biscuits until I started making them, but we soon realised that he simply knows them by a different name – “Squashed Fly Biscuit”. Doesn’t that sound appealing?! I’ll be honest, I don’t even like to think about this funny (and very gruesome, in my opinion) name when I eat them.

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How to Make Sourdough Garibaldi Biscuits?

In a large bowl, mix the flour, sourdough starter, melted butter and a tbsp of maple syrup to make a smooth dough.

Divide the dough in half and shape each half into a small rectangular slab or put in oblong Tupperware boxes and cover with cling film. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, until the dough is firm, but don’t leave it longer than 2 hours.

Preheat the oven to 180 C. Take one piece of the dough and roll it out onto your baking parchment as thinly as possible. Dust the rolling pin and the top of the dough as much as you need to to ensure the dough doesn’t stick and tear. (The best thing to use I find is a stainless steel rolling pin that’s been cooled in the fridge for a while). The dough may have uneven edges but try to make it as even as possible.

Scatter the currents evenly on the rolled out piece.

Then take another baking parchment piece, sprinkle it with a generous amount of flour. Roll out the second piece of dough into a rectangle of the same size as the first one. Then invert it onto the currants and carefully unpeel the baking parchment.

Gently roll the “currant-sandwich” until the currants start showing through the layer on top. Trim the edges if needed.

Slide it with the baking parchment onto a large baking sheet. Cut it into rectangles (we cut it into 40) with a sharp knife or a pizza cutter. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes, then rotate the baking sheet and bake for another 5 minutes, or until slightly browned and crispy. The outer edge biscuits will crisp up quicker. I like to remove them and return the tray to the oven for a few more minutes so that the inner biscuits have a chance to crisp up too.

Remove the garibaldi biscuits from the oven and leave them to cool down. Then break them up into individual biscuits and store them airtight at room temperature for up to a week.


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sourdough garibaldi biscuits

Sourdough Garibaldi Biscuits | Refined Sugar-Free

Commonly known as "squashed fly biscuits", these biscuits are crunchy, tasty and sugar-free. Using a good amount of sourdough discard, these Sourdough Garibaldi Biscuits have a hint of that signature tang that complements the tartness of the currants perfectly! A wonderful snack, and a great treat with a cup of tea, we make these every couple of weeks as soon as we have enough sourdough discard to use!
1 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Chilling Time: 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Italian
Servings 40 biscuits
Calories 42 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 135 g plain flour
  • 225 g sourdough discard 100% hydration
  • 70 g butter melted and slightly cooled
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 150 g dried currants

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, mix the flour, sourdough starter, melted butter and a tbsp of maple syrup to make a smooth dough.
  • Divide the dough in half and shape each half into a small rectangular slab or put in oblong tupperware boxes and cover with cling film. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, until the dough is firm, but don't leave it longer than 2 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 180 C. Take one piece of the dough and roll it out onto your baking parchment as thinly as possible. Dust the rolling pin and the top of the dough as much as you need to to ensure the dough doesn't stick and tear. The dough may have uneven edges but try to make it as even as possible.
  • Scatter the currents evenly on the rolled out piece.
  • Then take another baking parchment piece, sprinkle it with a generous amount of flour. Roll out the second piece of dough into a rectangle of the same size as the first one. Then invert it onto the currants and carefully unpeel the baking parchment.
  • Gently roll the 'currant-sandwich' until the currants start showing through the layer on top. Trim the edges if needed.
  • Cut it into rectangles (we cut it into 40) with a sharp knife or a pizza cutter. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes, then rotate the baking sheet and bake for another 5-10 minutes, or until slightly browned and crispy. The outer edge biscuits will crisp up quicker. I like to remove them and return the tray to the oven for a few more minutes so that the inner biscuits have a chance to crisp up too.
  • Remove the garibaldi biscuits from the oven and leave to cool down. then break them up into individual biscuits and store airtight at room temperature for up to a week.

Nutrition

Calories: 42kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 13mgPotassium: 39mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 46IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 5mgIron: 1mg
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