Due to our trip to Mildura over the weekend I haven't had time to do our weekly grocery shop yet - so today's baked goodness had to be made from ingredients I already have in the pantry. So Ginger Nut biscuits were the go today, I got the recipe from a very old Woman's Weekly Biscuit cookbook - 100 delicious Biscuits and Slices published in 1972.
Makes around 3 dozen (depending on how big you like them)
2 cups plain flour
1 cup castor sugar
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tsps ground ginger
4 oz butter
1 tsp golden syrup
Sift the flour, sugar, soda, cinnamon, salt and ginger into a large bowl. Rub in the butter until the mixture is of a fine crumb consistency. Beat the egg with the golden syrup and add to the dry ingredients. Work into a firm dough with hands. Roll into small balls and put on baking trays lined with baking paper. Bake in a moderately slow oven for approximately 15 minutes or until just starting to brown.
Note: I needed to add a bit more golden syrup to get a dough to form - I just kept on adding until it came together.
So the verdict?
Me - 7/10 these are soft and chewy, but will probably get crunchier after a while. I am a big fan of baked ginger goods so I quite liked these - although perhaps not sweet enough for me.
Mat - 9/10, not too gingery and not too sweet. Big fan!