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Ginger and Chocolate Biscuits

Hi guys!
This is a really nice recipe, which I found in a cookbook in my kitchen (a really old one without a publisher written on it!) and I came across a recipe for 'biscuits'. They could have came up with something more original! Anyway, I tried that recipe but the biscuits were very plain and boring, so I decided to spice it up a little (I actually used spices) ;)

Here is the recipe I use (which is half from the book and half from me!)

Makes about 18 biscuits (it depends on the cookie cutter you use, really)

For the biscuits:
350g plain flour
3 teaspoons of ground ginger, or 4 teaspoons if you're a ginger lover!
1 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
100g butter
175g soft light brown sugar
1 egg
4 tablespoons of golden syrup

For the chocolate icing (don't really know what to call it!):
165g milk/dark chocolate (whichever you prefer)
Handful of sprinkles

Heat your oven to 180C, 350F gas mark 4.
Storage:Keep in an airtight container and eat within six days.

1. Dip a paper towel in some margarine/butter and rub it over to baking trays to grease them. Then, turn on your oven (Instead of greasing it, I just used baking paper)

2. Sift the flour, ginger and bicarbonate of soda into a large mixing bowl. Cut the butter into chunks and add it to the bowl.

3. Rub the butter into the flour with your fingertips, until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs. Then stir in the sugar.

4. Break the egg into a small bowl. Add the golden syrup to the egg and use a fork to beat them together well.

5. Stir the eggy mixture into the flour. Mix everything together with a metal spoon until it makes a soft dough.

6. Sprinkle a clean surface with flour and put the dough onto it. Stretch the dough by pushing it away from you.

7. Fold the dough in half. Turn it and push it away from you again. Continue this method until the dough is smooth.

8. Cut the dough in half. Sprinkle a little more flour on your surface. Roll out the dough until it is your preferred size. (I kept them thick, but I've made them many times and it works fine both ways, thick or thin)

9. Use cookie cutters to cut the shapes from the dough. Then, lift the shapes onta the caking trays.

10. Roll out the other half of the dough and cut shapes from it. Squeeze the scraps to make a ball. Roll it out and cut more shapes.

11. Put the baking trays into your oven and bake for 12-16 minutes. They will turn golden brown.

12. Leave the biscuits on the trays for a few minutes. Then, lift them onta a wire rack. Leave them to cool.

13. Once they are cool, Break your chocolate into small pieces. Put them into a microwavable bowl and put it in the microwave for twenty seconds. Stir with a fork, and put it back into the microwave. Continue putting it in for twenty seconds and taking it out to stir until it has melted. Then dip each biscuit into the chocolate.

14. Sprinkle some sprinkles on top of each. Enjoy!

The  biscuits were already eaten by the time I wrote this up, so there is no pictures. I'll add the pictures to my next update. Sorry!

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Meain Girl- going back to real life xxx


Comments

  1. Hey Meain Girl! It's ThePastryPoet :). You commented on my blog earlier and you were so sweet, so I just had to come and check out yours!
    You know, I have actually been looking for this type of recipe for a long time, I'm sure it's great! Keep going girl, I'm definitely following you.
    Also, I didn't get your email :(. Mind re sending it?
    Keep it up! Love the layout and content.
    ThePastryPoet :)

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    1. Hi ThePastryPoet! I re-sent the email, so hopefully you'll get it this time! Prepare for it, it's very long!
      MG xxx

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    2. Ugh I was looking forward to it so much, but it still hasn't come!
      Can you send it just one more time at thepastrypoet@gmail.com?
      And don't worry, in my case, the longer the better :)
      ThePastryPoet

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