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Gluten Free Party Rings (dairy free)

My gluten free party rings will take you right back to your childhood. The biscuit tastes amazing and the icing is lots of fun too! They are also dairy free and low FODMAP.


  • 200g gluten free plain flour
  • 1/4 tsp xanthan gum
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 100g dairy free hard margarine I use Stork Baking Block
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 300g icing sugar to mix with boiling water
  • Selection of food colouring pastes I used Dr Oetker yellow, pink and purple food colour gel


  • Preheat oven to 180C.
  • In a large bowl measure out your dry ingredients (gluten free flour, xanthan gum and sugar), mix.
  • Cube your dairy free hard margarine and rub it into your dry ingredients until it resembles breadcrumbs.
  • Stir in your egg and vanilla extract. Keep stiring till it it starts to come together into more of a dough.
  • Use your hands to bring it into a ball of dough. If it's sticky, just add a little extra gluten free flour until it's a nice, firm dough. Wrap it in clingfilm and leave to chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  • Remove your dough from the fridge and roll it out on a well floured surface with a well floured rolling pin too. I roll mine out to about the thickness of a pound coin, a little thicker or thinner won't matter though either.
  • Using a circular cutter, cut out the party ring shapes, then using a smaller circular cutter, cut out the centre circles and remove them. (You can use this to roll out more party rings if you have extra dough left over)
  • Transfer your party rings to a baking sheet and bake for about 10-12 minutes until slightly golden. (12 minutes is perfect in my oven)
  • Transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  • To make the icing, sieve your icing sugar into a bowl and a little boiling water, 1 tsp at a time. Mixing either by hand or with a mixer until it's a smooth and thick enough but still drizzles off the spoon. You don't want it to be runny!
  • Once you are happy with the consistency of your icing, divide it into 3 separate bowls and use your food colouring gel to colour each (yellow, pink and purple).
  • Dip your biscuits face down into your yellow, pink or purple icing so they are fully covered on top. Let any excess drizzle off. Leave it to set slightly for 2-3 minutes.
  • Place a little yellow or pink icing into a piping bag and using a small nozzle, carefully draw lines of icing on top of a different colour icing (so yellow on purple icing for instance)
  • Using a cocktail stick, feather the icing.
  • Put to one side on a cooling rack so the icing can fully set. Excess icing should be able to drip off.
  • Enjoy!


* It's useful to also have some cocktail sticks to hand for feathering the icing!