Iced ginger shortcake

Iced ginger shortcake

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  • Easy
  • Makes 16

This crumbly shortcake by Good Food reader Amelia Leadley is easy to whip up straight from the cupboard - and perfect with a cup of tea

Nutrition:
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal249
fat14g
saturates9g
carbs31g
sugars21g
fibre0g
protein2g
low insalt0.28g
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Ingredients

For the icing

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 3. Grease a 20cm square baking tray. Beat the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Sift in the flour and ginger, then mix together with a knife. Using lightly floured hands, bring the mixture together to form a dough, then spread it into the greased baking tray. Bake for 30 mins until golden. Remove from the oven and leave to cool slightly.

  • STEP 2

    For the icing, melt the butter and syrup in a pan. Remove from the heat, sift in the icing sugar and ginger, then mix until smooth and glossy. Cool until almost cold and beat well again. Spread the icing over the shortcake using a palette knife, decorate with chopped crystallised ginger and serve cut into slices.

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    Rating: 4 out of 5.12 ratings
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