Monday, May 17, 2010

Ginger Nuts

I donot know why these biscuits are called Ginger Nuts - they donot have any nuts in them. Well, what ever the reasons I love them with a cup of hot tea and the lingering taste of ginger refreshes me like nothing else. I chanced upon this recipe in a book I bought from the library- Beautiful Baking by Jane Asher. I have been thinking of baking them for a while now.
Today when I decided to bake them, I realised that I was short in AP flour so I added about 1/4 cup of whole wheat flour that I use for chapatis. However the taste was good. As I am writing this I have already gobbled 4 of these biscuits. Its irressistable to restrain from having something freshly baked.
Sending this off to Champa's Bake - Off and Baking from Book-Cookies.
Coming back to the recipe, you will need:
1 cup AP flour ( I used 3/4 cup AP Flour + 1/4 cup wheat flour).
1 tsp baking powder.
3 tbsp butter.
2 generous tbsp golden syrup.
3 tbsp dark soft brown sugar.
3/4 tsp cinnamon.
1 1/2 tsp ground ginger.

Makes 14 biscuits.

Process:

Preheat the oven to 180 C and grease a large baking tray.
Combine the flours, baking powder and spices and mix well. In a small saucepan, melt together the butter, syrup and sugar stirring. Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture and pour the wet mixture stirring well with a wooden spoon until it comes together as a dough.
Divide the dough into 14 balls and place on the tray and flatten each very lightly with your finger as they will spread while baking.
Bake for 8-10 minutes until starting to brown, then remove from the oven and allow to cool for a couple of minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
When completely cooled store it in an air tight container.
Enjoy these crisp, spicy goodies with a cup of hot tea!

27 comments:

  1. wow...love tht ginger kick in cookie....perfectly baked..love with a cup of hot cofee

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  2. Wowww love ginger in bakes, ginger nuts looks prefect and yumm!

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  3. Have never tried this before, sounds good!!

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  4. Lovely cookies. Thanks for the entry. I'll include in the weekly bake-off too.

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  5. They are healthy and yummy dear, love that it uses less butter....

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  6. Sounds delicious cookies with ginger in it.

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  7. wow this mus hve tasted great

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  8. Yum! ginger in a cookie is a very nice idea.

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  9. really delicious one.with a cup of hot tea thisginger flavored cookies wow i can feel the taste..nicely presentaed..perfect snack..

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  10. These cookies look yummy nad delicious.Accepted your invite to network blogs in FB.:)

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  11. They look lovely. I am sure they smell great too due to ginger :)

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  12. Hey Juoti
    they looks perfect..same as you get in the shops..love it with tea!!

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  13. The ginger nut cookies are good. Just reading that you gobbled 4 made me think it would be wonderful to eat with a cup of hot tea.

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  14. I too love ginger cookies...yours look perfectly baked and awesome...the name ginger nuts does sound interesting :)

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  15. wow ginger cookies, sounds yummy. Must be delicious. Very nice idea and creative.

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  16. love these gingery cookies..they look so perfect..

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  17. Perfect and delicious cookies! Love to have with a cup of tea:)

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  18. Aromatic ginger cookies....Looks perfect

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  19. superb...looks so perfect and nice!

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  20. looks perfect jothi, same as in the book...

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  21. gr888 recipe.bookmarked it...tnx jyothi

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  22. Ginger cookies and a cuppa tea is a mindblowing combination :) I love it!!!!

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  23. Loved the cookies,me too an ardent lover of ginger.

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  24. Love ginger in cookies!They look sooo inviting...

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  25. I love ginger cookies, so I'll love these too :-)

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