Recipe For The Perfect Ginger Biscuits

For quite a few weeks I was craving ginger biscuits. Then needing an excuse to try out my royal icing again I made these. The first bite was a huge relief of my utter need for the spice. The rest of the batch was just pure greed!

Ginger Biscuits
Ginger Biscuits
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When I was in Denmark, Australia, I found an amazing nail file. The Manicare crystal nail file has lasted me close on 10 years. I have bought many other similar ones since then, but none last. The one I have stays in my travelling handbag. It is quite useful to always have a nail file close to hand. Knowing my sister was coming to South Africa this year I asked her to buy me one. She lives in Sydney and we were meeting up in Johannesburg. Kerry gifted me the nail file and I was so grateful as I wanted it for my day-to-day handbag. I got back from my trip on a Tuesday and unpacked my suitcase straight away. The one item I could not locate was the nail file. I thought I must have left it at my parents and made a mental note to ask my Mom.

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But, every time I spoke to her I forgot to ask. The following week I was back in Johannesburg and I looked for the nail file. It was not in the room I stayed in on the previous visit. I did not want to tell my sister I had lost the gift and berated myself for losing it. I got back from my overnight trip and once again unpacked my case. Then, last month, Dave and I went to Port Elizabeth. The suitcase was packed and unpacked and this time the nail file was found. It had got caught between two items in the case. I always travel with a bag of zip ties, and a medical letter. The nail file was between the two. I just happened to move the items from one section of the case to another in preparation for our overseas trip. What a relief!

Ginger Biscuits

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Ginger Biscuits

Make sure you use fresh ground ginger for this recipe
Author: an original recipe from Lavender and Lime

Ingredients

  • 120 g flour
  • 10 mls baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 5 mls ground ginger
  • 2.5 mls bicarbonate of soda
  • 45 g coconut sugar
  • 60 g softened butter cubed
  • 60 g agave syrup

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 160° Celsius
  • Sieve the flour, baking powder, salt, ginger, and bicarbonate of soda into a large mixing bowl
  • Add the sugar and stir to combine
  • Rub the butter into the dry ingredients to form crumbs
  • Place the syrup into a microwavable bowl and heat for 30 seconds
  • Pour into the flour mixture and mix to form a stiff dough
  • Roll out tablespoon measures of the dough and place the balls onto a lined baking tray
  • Make sure they have enough space between them so that they don't touch when you flatten them with your fingertips
  • Bake for 12 minutes then remove from the oven
  • Leave to cool on the tray for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely
  • Store in an airtight container

 

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12 thoughts on “Recipe For The Perfect Ginger Biscuits

  1. Thanks, Tandy! What a lovely idea – travelling to taste the food. Mind you, ‘im indoors and I have done similar in the past. I can recommend Italy for its beauty AND food and we fared well in Vienna..We are now retired to Spain and enjoy the food here too. The many ‘tapas’ are tasty and my husband makes a.fair fish ‘n’ chicken paella. Last night he made yummy, spicy fish cakes. As I write a lot, his prowess in the kitchen comes in very handy! Those ginger biscuits sound tempting….Best wishes.

  2. Thanks for this recipe, Tandy. My family just love ginger biscuits. I am glad you found your nail file. I bit my finger nails [awful] and I can never find a nail file anywhere.

  3. I also crave ginger from time to time, love it in stir fries. I think these biscuits would be quite wonderful for a pregnant friend who’s struggling with morning sickness.

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