Ginger biscuits

I found this very simple recipe in the Hairy Bikers Diet recipe book.

Makes: 25

Prep: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 12-15 minutes

Calories per biscuit: 58

50g golden syrup

50g butter

100g light soft brown sugar

1 egg yolk

150g plain flour

1⁄2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

2 tsp ground ginger


Preheat the oven to 190°C/Fan 170°C/Gas 5. Line 2 baking trays with baking parchment.

Melt the golden syrup and butter together in a saucepan over a gentle heat. Remove from the heat and beat in the brown sugar and egg yolk.

Sift the plain flour, bicarb and ground ginger into a bowl. Add the wet ingredients and mix thoroughly. You might think the dough is too dry at first, as it will be very crumbly, but using your hands, keep working it together until it is smooth.

Roll teaspoons of the mixture (about 15g) into balls, then place them – spaced well apart, as they will spread – on the baking trays. Bake in the oven for 12–15 minutes until the biscuits are a rich golden brown and are cracked on the surface.

Remove the biscuits from the oven. They will be very soft, but don’t worry, they will firm up very quickly. As soon as they are firm enough, transfer them to a cooling rack with a palette knife.


ginger biscuits (3)

They are rather tasty ( a little hard though, I will leave them for just a few minutes shorter next time). They are so simple to make that I might make then on a regular basis. When I perfect them, they will make an appearance at work!

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