Grandma's Ginger Biscuits
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Grandma's Ginger Biscuits

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Serves 1 - 25 Biscuits

Small delicious biscuits with a mild ginger flavour. Tend to disappear quite quickly.

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Ingredients

  • 110g butter
  • 1 egg
  • 225g self raising flour
  • 225g sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground ginger

Method

    1. Preheat the oven to 150C/fan 130C/gas 2.
    2. Melt the butter, and mix in the beaten egg. (margarine can be used instead of the butter, but they do lose some of the melt in the mouth quality).
    3. Mix together the dry ingredients, and then add the butter/egg mix. Make sure these mix thoroughly, it may be necessary to use your hands.
    4. Shape the resulting dough into small balls roughly 2cm across.
    5. Place WELL APPART on a thoroughly greased tray, (About 6 on an average sized tray) and bake for 20-25 mins. (If they are still a bit pale after this, turn the oven up a fraction to brown them slightly).
    6. Leave to cool completely on the tray.

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polylondon's picture
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I thought these were lovely (as did my tasters) with just a bit of extra ginger. To avoid the hot butter and egg problem, I added the butter first to the dry ingredients and mixed thoroughtly before adding the egg. I got 13 on a baking tray by using very small balls (11g each).
Has anyone tried them lemon flavoured?

davydak's picture
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I'D RUN OUT OF GINGER, RATHER THAN GO SHOPPING; I USED MIXED SPICE, & AS I LIKE MY BISCUIT ON THE DARK SIDE I ADDED SOME LIQUID GRAVY BROWNING. PITY WE CAN'T UPLOAD PHOTOS AS IT WOULD BE NICE TO SEE OTHER BAKERS PRODUCTS. :D

doriseblack's picture
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No ingredients were changed except the real Ginger pieces I put in before baking. Just made for every day enjoyment. D xx

doriseblack's picture
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Theses Biscuits are easy to make but big on enjoyment. I put small pieces of real Ginger in the recipe to give that extra punch. Also great with cheese. Enjoy!!!!!!!.

tonygillam's picture

You have to let the butter cool slightly or you will have scrambled eggs

singy2002's picture

I enjoyed these but i don't think there was enough ginger'ness in them. So next time i will double the quantity.

tvkennedy's picture

Fantastic recipe. Easy and they taste yummy

tartymuffin's picture
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I got here by searching for Grantham biscuits, which these are not (Grantham biscuits have a very light, honeycomb texture where these are more dense and harder).

That aside they taste like Grantham's - very nice biscuits if a little hard to bite!

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