Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Orange Gingernut Biscuits


Orange Gingernut Biscuits
The perfect accompaniment for a coffee break!  Absolutely delicious….!

Makes 30
Prep time:  10 minutes
Cooking time: 15-20 minutes

Ingredients
350g/12 oz self-raising flour
Pinch of salt
200g/7 oz caster sugar
1 tbsp ground ginger
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
125g/4 ½ oz butter
75g/2 ¾ oz golden syrup
1 egg beaten
1 tsp grated orange rind

Method

1.   Preheat the oven to 160°C/325°F/Gas Mark 3 and lightly grease your baking trays to make 30 biscuits.

2.  Sieve the flour, salt, caster sugar, ginger and bicarbonate of soda into a large mixing bowl.

3.  Heat the syrup and butter together in a pan on a very low heat until all the butter has melted.  Set aside until it cools slightly.

4.  Add the butter mixture to the dry ingredients, add the egg and orange rind and mix thoroughly.  Using your hand mould the dough into 30 even sized balls.

5.  Place on the baking trays well apart from each other then flatten slightly with your fingers.

6.  Place in the oven for 15-20 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool.  Enjoy!


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