Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Cheap thrills: Gingernuts...

I really like gingernut biscuits. Really like. Buying them off the shelf is probably cheaper than making them, but I think they last longer if homemade. Unless half the batch is eaten on the first day, which may have happened the first time my Dad (Pop) made a batch of gingernuts in July this year... I also really like baking and if I make them myself I can add some cardamom, which just so happens to be one of my favourite spices. So if I make a batch, it's a win-win.

155 g butter (if using unsalted butter, add a pinch of salt)
1 cup plain white flour
1 cup plain wholemeal flour
1 cup castor sugar
1 teaspoon cardamom powder
2 heaped teaspoons ginger powder
1 teaspoon sodium bicarbonate (bicarb)
1 egg
1 teaspoon golden syrup

Preheat the oven to 160 ˚C and line baking trays with baking paper.

In a large bowl combine both flours, sugar, cardamom and ginger powders, and the sodium bicarbonate. Rub in the butter, working it in until the mix resembles fine crumbs.

Whisk the egg and golden syrup until well combined and add to the flour and butter mix. Work together using your hands to form a firm dough. Take tablespoonfuls of the dough, roll into balls and place them on the prepared baking trays about 5 cm apart.

Bake for 15 minutes or until light gold in colour (or a little longer, if you prefer a darker biscuit). Leave on the baking tray for a few minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.



  1. Hey Kamala! This looks so delicious!!!!! Missing you cakes and cookies you bring fot the potlucks, always good and always something new!!! Now at least I get this receipe I will try to make them myself, I will be remembering you when I have them!!!!!

    1. Melody! We're missing potlucks with you! Hope you're settling into your new place xoxo

  2. Uhhh ya... and Jimmy is 3 years old... hard to believe he is such a big boy now!!!! Say hello to him (and Michael) for me :)

    1. I know! Say hi to Sergio from all of us xoxo

    2. Hello! Great to hear from you. I hope life after Kansas is going great for you.