Coffee lover's kit

Coffee lover's kit

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 14 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Makes 25 biscuits

Ginger biscuits wrapped up with a tin of coffee and a pair or espresso cups make a very cute Christmas gift set

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition per biscuit

kcalories
99
protein
1g
carbs
15g
fat
4g
saturates
3g
fibre
0.4g
sugar
6g
salt
0.12g

Ingredients

  • 140g unsalted butter
  • 100g dark muscovado sugar
  • 4 tbsp golden syrup
  • 300g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 3 balls stem ginger, finely chopped

To complete the kit

  • airtight box, bag or jar
  • gift box, ribbon and label
  • 2 espresso cups (optional)
  • pack or tin of ground coffee

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 170C/150C fan/gas 3-4. Line 2 baking trays with baking parchment. Melt butter, sugar and syrup in a pan, stirring until the sugar melts. Take off the heat. Sieve the flour, bicarb and ground ginger into a bowl, pour in the wet ingredients and add the stem ginger. Stir to make a stiff dough.
  2. Roll the warm dough out on a surface dusted with flour until about ½cm thick. Stamp out biscuits using a cutter, lift onto the baking trays and cook for 10 mins or until golden. Cool completely, then lift off parchment. These will keep for up to 2 weeks in an airtight container.
  3. Pack the biscuits in an airtight box, bag or jar, then put in a gift box with the cups and coffee and tie with a ribbon.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, January 2011

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lisajo29's picture
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Did not like this recipe, the mixture came out very crumbly and wouldn't come together, I even put 2 egg yolks in to help bind it, but that didn't work at all. I then put the crumbly dough in the fridge for an hour (as that's what I do with other biscuit recipes) but still no joy, so added a few drops of milk then rolled into small balls and flatten on the baking tray, I wasn't going to give up! However having baked them and then letting them cool down, I was very disappointed, all the effort and ingredients wasted as I had to throw them in the bin as they were not very nice! Will be taking this recipe out of my binder!

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Had to ladle the mixture into spoonsfuls to bake.

waterbed's picture
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Had to ladle the mixture into spoonsfuls to bake.

waterbed's picture
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Found this receipe very wet. But still tasted divine.

waterbed's picture
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Found this receipe very wet. But still tasted divine.

ddance's picture
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Delicious biscuits, really well received and easy to make. I half dipped some biscuits in dark chocolate, yum!

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