Ginger Snap Biscuits

A delicious cheap and easy homemade alternative to shop-bought ginger nuts.

Difficulty:👍👍👍

Cost: ££

Serves 16 people


110g self-raising flour
40g caster sugar
1tsp. ground ginger
½ tsp. bicarbonate of soda
50g unsalted butter, or margarine
2 tbsp. golden syrup

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/Gas mark 4.
  2. Sift the flour, ginger and bicarbonate of soda into a mixing bowl. Add the sugar and lightly rub in the margarine until the mixture is crumbly.
  3. Add the syrup and mix everything together to form a stiff paste.
  4. Divide the mixture into 16 pieces about the same size as each other and roll each piece into a little ball. Place them on a lightly grease baking sheet, or sheets, leaving plenty of room between them because they spread out a lot when they are cooking.
  5. Flatten each ball slightly with the back of a spoon and bake just above the centre of the oven for 10-15 minutes.
  6. Cool on the baking sheet for 10 mins then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling. Store in an airtight container.

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/Gas mark 4.
  2. Sift the flour, ginger and bicarbonate of soda into a mixing bowl. Add the sugar and lightly rub in the margarine until the mixture is crumbly.
  3. Add the syrup and mix everything together to form a stiff paste.
  4. Divide the mixture into 16 pieces about the same size as each other and roll each piece into a little ball. Place them on a lightly grease baking sheet, or sheets, leaving plenty of room between them because they spread out a lot when they are cooking.
  5. Flatten each ball slightly with the back of a spoon and bake just above the centre of the oven for 10-15 minutes.
  6. Cool on the baking sheet for 10 mins then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling. Store in an airtight container.

Ingredients

110g self-raising flour
40g caster sugar
1tsp. ground ginger
½ tsp. bicarbonate of soda
50g unsalted butter, or margarine
2 tbsp. golden syrup


You can reduce the sugar content and add more ginger, according to our own personal taste, and use margarine instead of butter for fewer calories too.

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