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Christmas Spiced Biscuits

By Lils_Bakes_xx (GoodFood Community)
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
    • 30 minutes stiffening time, 10 minutes cooling
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  • Makes 15 biscuits
festive Christmas spiced biscuits to warm your senses
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Ingredients

  • 250g/ 10oz plain flour + a little extra for later
  • 200g/ 8oz butter (either kind just not margarine)
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 tsp mixed spice
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 50g/ 2oz caster sugar
  • 50g/ 2oz brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1cm length ginger
  • 5 tbsp golden syrup

for the covering

  • 250g/ 10oz plain flour + a little extra for later
  • 200g/ 8oz butter (either kind just not margarine)
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 tsp mixed spice
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 50g/ 2oz caster sugar
  • 50g/ 2oz brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1cm length ginger
  • 5 tbsp golden syrup
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cocoa powder

Method

  • STEP 1
    preheat the oven to 190 degrees/ 180 degrees fan oven or gas mark 4
  • STEP 2
    sift the flour, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, mixed spice,sugars and ground ginger to a large mixing bowl
  • STEP 3
    peel the chunk of ginger, then with a garlic press, press the ginger or cut the ginger finely, the add to the bowl
  • STEP 4
    melt together the golden syrup and butter
  • STEP 5
    allow to cool for 5-10 minutes before adding to the dry mixture, stir to make a dough ball
  • STEP 6
    wrap up and stiffen for 30 minutes
  • STEP 7
    after 30 minutes cut the dough into small chunks
  • STEP 8
    lightly cover the biscuits with the powder mix
  • STEP 9
    bake for 10 mins then allow to cool
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