Ginger Nut biscuits

Ginger Nut biscuits
A quick and easy recipe for ginger nut biscuits - if worried about the sugar content then I think this could be reduced perhaps without affecting the final results.
Serves: 30 (approx)
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  • 340g/12oz plain flour
  • 1 level tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 level tsps ground ginger
  • 100g/4oz butter
  • 160g light brown sugar
  • 4 tblsp golden syrup
  • 1 large egg, beaten
Preparatory Tasks
  1. Pre-heat oven to 180°C
  2. Cover the baking tray(s) with grease proof paper
  1. Place all dry ingredients in a bowl
  2. Rub in the butter using your fingers until it resembles bread crumbs.
  3. Mix in the sugar with a spoon/spatula
  4. Add the syrup and beaten egg and continue mixing with the spoon/spatula.
  5. Bring it together to form a smooth pastry dough.
Rolling and Cutting
  1. Lightly flour a work surface
  2. Roll out the dough to about 8-10mm (1/4 inch) thick.
  3. Cut out biscuits using a small round cutter (size according to preference)
  4. Place biscuits on baking tray(s) with room left for expansion of up to 25%
  5. Chill in the fridge for 20 minutes (on the baking trays)
  1. Cook for 10-15 minutes until golden brown.
  2. Use a knife to move them to a cooling rack.
  3. Try to resist the temptation to taste one until they're cool...


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