The Great Granny’s Ginger Biscuits

So my Gran gave me an empty biscuit tin, and a magazine with tonnes of recipes in it for biscuits. Hint Hint, if you catch my drift. I made these up and it was really easy, and the results, are super yummy!

 

Recipe:

750g of self raising flour

30ml of baking powder

25ml of groung ginger

2.5ml of salt

250g grams of margarine

250g of golden syrup

1/2 kg of soft brown sugar

3 eggs.

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Heat your oven to 180 degrees, and grease some baking trays with margarine.

 

First thing: Dry ingredients.

Sift all the dry stuff into a bowl, I always do the sifting twice. Put that aside. If you need to stir this, always use a metal spoon or knife only.

 

Second thing: Wet stuff:

Melt the golden syrup in a small frying pan slowly, and add the sugar. Keep mixing it until all dissolved. Then let this cool.

Whip up your eggs in a bowl, and then add these two ingredients together.

 

Combination:

Add the margarine, which you can slightly microwave to make soft first, and knead in until no specs of the marge are visible.

Add the syrup/sugar mix next in a giant bowl with a wooden spoon. Then use your hands to knead it in. Doesn’t take long until you have a nice soft dough.

Let the dough cool slightly, needs to be a little firm to roll out.

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Roll it, roll it!

In sections you can roll out this dough onto a well floured surface, and use a rolling pin, or just a wine bottle, what ever you think works. You’re aiming for about 30cm in diameter at a time, and roughly 3mm thick.

Then, cut out your shapes, and flour them.

Now put onto the baking trays and bake away for about 9 mins per tray.

I went through about 4 batches. When you take them carefully out the pan, use a spatula – they will be soft, but will go hard as they cool down. You’re aiming for a nice golden type of colour, not too dark. And adjust your oven if you think its too hot. I also used the top shelf of the oven, not the bottom.

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