Thursday, 1 October 2015


Yesterday on my 'other' blog I was umming and ahing about which biscuits to make when friends came to lunch.  Rachel, a bloggy friend, came to my rescue with a brilliant, yet simple, recipe for gingernuts.  I made them and - wow!  They are crunchy, light, firm but won't break your fillings and, unfortunately, diet breakers!

Before I get going with the recipe, please, do take a peek at Rachel's blog.  It's brilliant and here's the link

Thanks so very much, Rachel, both for the recipe and for the permission to post it here.

 The recipe . . .

6 oz SR flour
4oz marg
3oz sugar
1 tbsp golden syrup
1 tsp ground ginger
half tsp bicarb

Preheat oven to 180
Melt the syrup and marg together.  Add the remaining ingredients and stir before going in with your hands.  It makes a soft and rather oily dough which is easy to handle.
Roll into little balls and place on a non stick surface on a baking sheet.  Flatten them slightly with the back of a fork.
Bake for 10 to 12 mins.

They flatten a bit and they crack.  They look and taste fab.  Go on - what are you waiting for?


  1. Awww im chuffed you used it. Soooo simple and fabulous every time! The only time mine didn't work was when I tried to upmarket them n use butter - they were rubbish!! Aunts Olive would have turned in her grave!

  2. Frugal too then. What's not to like. eh? I have guests staying next week and I am definitely doing another batch. Thanks again.
    J x