Monday, 24 October 2011

Scrumptious Ginger Biscuits

Scrumptious Ginger Biscuits

many years ago i found an old farmhouse recipe for ginger biscuits which has become a firm favourite with my family.  so much so when i make them i usually times the ingredients quantities by three!  this fills 2 large tins which last all of 2 days so you have been warned!!!

it's a really easy recipe and uses relatively cheap ingredients and i guarantee that you're family will love you for making them!

the ingredients are:-

8oz sugar
4oz golden syrup
4oz butter
12oz self-raising flour
2 teaspoons ginger
1 level teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 beaten egg

i just use supermarket brand ingredients - they will taste absolutely yummy!  and don't forget i usually triple the amount because they won't last long.

don't worry that they will be too gingery (is that a word!?!) - they won't.

here's how to make them (its a doddle!):-

put sugar, syrup and butter in a pan on a low heat - you don't want to burn the sugar - and melt

in a seperate bowl put the flour, ginger, bicarb and egg

pour the melted ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix to a paste

roll teaspoons of the mixture into little balls and place them well apart on a greased baking tray - i usually fit 12 to a tray

bake at 190c for about 10mins - they want to be golden but still be a little bit 'bendy' when you take them off the tray - that's when you know they are cooked to perfection!

my family like to eat them when they're still warm.  let me know what you think!

when your last batch is done put the kettle on and have a nice cup of tea with a homemade biscuit or two.  enjoy!!

P.S.  if you make these when your kids/hubby have had a hard day at school/work, they will be eternally grateful!!!

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