The kind of day to stay inside and make, bake or create something.
So partly because the weather called for it.....but mainly because I was feeling hungry and in the mood to stuff my face.......I decided to whip up a batch of my Mum's world famous Ginger Biscuits....ok, so they're more sort of family famous than world famous...but you get the drift.
I got all the ingredients together....I do this because otherwise I can be guaranteed to forget something very significant....and I have been known to use the wrong something significant.
Into a saucepan goes 125 grams of butter....
....a quarter of a cup of Golden Syrup and a quarter of a cup of water....
.....half a teaspoon of Bicarb Soda....
....just enough to melt the butter....oh and stir it well.
Then you need to sift the dry ingredients together into a bowl. You'll need 2 cups of Self Raising Flour....I repeat Self Raising Flour....the double check is for my benefit....I'm sure you never mix up your flours. You also need 2 teaspoons of ground ginger and three quarters of a cup of lightly packed brown sugar. Brown sugar must be a male...because most females I know....especially myself....find it impossible to lightly pack at any time.
Once they are nicely sifted into your bowl.....
...you add the butter mixture....
....and give it a good old stir.
Let the mixture cool a little....and then roll it into small balls....about the size of a walnut....but I'm greedy I like my balls bigger than that.....
.....press them down with a fork.....
....and place them in a moderate oven for 10 to 15 minutes.
They're done when they look all golden brown....and smell delicious. Mine are a bit stuck together....probably because my balls are too big!!
Get a cuppa....plonk yourself on the lounge....put your feet up.....turn on some trashy TV and enjoy :)
But do they fracture your teeth like Mum's used to? :-)ReplyDelete
Aaahh.....you can never be too sure if you're going to get the jaw breaking variety or the soft, squishy variety....that seems to be the luck of the draw :0)Delete
im going to try these....so theyd better be good!!.....who am I kidding in this weather id eat anything! xReplyDelete
Eating is about the only thing this weather is good for :)Delete
I love ginger biscuits! didn't realise using a fork on top would give this look I love it!ReplyDelete
Bee happy x
Mum always used to press her biscuits with a fork...I'm not sure if it's a universal thing or just a "her" thing :)Delete
Ooohhh... I know what I'm doing now on this rainy day! Thanks for the recipe!ReplyDelete
You're welcome...I grew up eating these addictive things....hope you like them :)Delete
They are YUM! I've eaten far too many already xDelete