I was quite excited when I heard this week’s theme is biscuits as I’ve been meaning to try making ginger nuts for ages. These ones are pretty heavy on the ginger, exactly how I like them! I was pretty chuffed with myself to find they even do ‘snap’ – oh Paul Hollywood would be proud…
Don’t forget to check out #TheGreatBloggerBakeOff hashtag on twitter and pop over to the facebook page to have a nosy at what everybody else has been baking. I’m sure I’ll be finding some new baking inspiration this evening!
- 75g salted butter
- 50g light brown sugar
- 2 tbsp (50g) golden syrup
- 150g plain flour
- 3 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- Preheat your oven to 160°c. Melt the butter in a saucepan over a low heat. Once melted, remove from the heat and stir in the sugar and golden syrup until you have a smooth liquid.
- In a separate bowl, sift the flour, ginger and bicarbonate of soda and mix together. Gently fold into the butter/sugar mixture until a soft dough is formed.
- For each biscuit, take about a tbsp of dough, roll into a ball and place onto a baking tray. Gently push down with the back of a spoon to form a little dent in the middle. Make sure to leave about 3-4cm between each biscuit – they will spread quite a lot!
- Pop in the oven for 15-20 minutes until golden brown. Remove and transfer to a wire rack to cool, and then enjoy!