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Anyone got an easy recipe for ginger biscuits please???

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Janna Wed 04-May-05 14:27:07

I bought a piece of fresh ginger to use in another recipe. I've got loads left though and I'd like to make ginger biscuits with it but i don't know how. Is there anything else I can make with ginger, sweet or savoury wise. I've already made morroccan chicken which is currently marinading in my fridge!!

Janna Mon 09-May-05 23:29:25

take that as a no then!

sweetmonkey Tue 10-May-05 13:31:08

Chocolate Chip Ginger Nuts

I don't know who invented the expression 'that takes the biscuit', but home-made ginger nuts are, I think, precisely what that expression is trying to convey. Then if you add some cocoa and chunks of chocolate too – well, enough said.

Makes 16

2 oz (50 g) dark chocolate (75% cocoa solids), chopped into little chunks

1 slightly rounded teaspoon ground ginger

4 oz (110 g) self-raising flour

1/2 oz (10 g) cocoa

1 level teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

2 oz (50 g) butter, cut into cubes

11/2 oz (40 g) golden granulated sugar

2 oz (50 g) golden syrup (about 2 tablespoons)

* Click on an ingredient to find out more

You will also need a 11 x 16 inch (28 x 40 cm) baking tray lined with baking parchment.

Pre-heat the oven to gas mark 4, 350°F (180°C).

Begin this by sifting the self-raising flour, cocoa, ginger and bicarbonate of soda into a mixing bowl. Then, using your fingertips, rub in the butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs and next stir in the sugar and chopped chocolate. Now add the golden syrup, then mix everything with a wooden spoon and finish off by squeezing the mixture together with your hands.

After that, divide the mixture into 16, and roll each portion into a ball. Place on the lined baking sheet, very well spaced out as they will spread out quite a bit during cooking, flatten each one slightly, then bake on the centre shelf for 15-20 minutes, or until they have spread out and turned cracked and craggy. Cool on the baking tray for a few minutes then, using a palette knife, remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

This recipe is taken from Delia's Chocolate Collection and Delia's Vegeta

lima Tue 10-May-05 13:34:54

I always use stem ginger in biscuits - I just use a choc chip cookie recipe and add chopped stem ginger instead of choc chips

Fresh ginger will keep for ages in the fridge. We use it a lot in stir frys or making spicy marinades for barbecued food.

Janna Tue 10-May-05 21:02:46

Thank you sweetmonkey and lima for your replies and for your suggestions!
Will definetely try them! I'd never cooked with ginger before so its a new thing for me

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