Monday, May 28, 2012

My Cooking Diary//Recipe Two


I had a blast in the kitchen early this morning...everything slipped away as I rolled out biscuit dough and smelt the gingery smell of baking cookies wafting around the kitchen...

Mmmmm...I love ginger... It just so happens that on Wednesday I’m preparing my first complete meal of my ‘cooking course’ and the dessert I’ve decided to make is ‘ginger tart’. The recipe calls for ginger nut biscuits and preserved ginger pieces. I made the biscuits this morning to stay ahead and I am also going to try making my own preserved ginger....we’ll see how that goes – anyone have some tips???
















These delicious ginger cookies make wonderful tea time treats and don’t have that dreadful ‘overly ginger’ taste to them which you find in many shop bought ginger biscuits.

To make them you will need:

270ml (250g) butter
625ml (530g) sugar Note: I used less sugar than the recipe called for as I found the biscuits too sweet...and unhealthy:0
2 large eggs
125ml (180g) golden syrup Note: You really don’t need so much
1200ml (650g) cake flour
15ml ground ginger
12.5ml baking powder
12.5ml bicarbonate of soda

Method:

Step one: Beat together the butter and sugar. Add the eggs and syrup and mix well. Sift the dry ingredients and 4ml salt together and add to the butter mixture. Mix until a soft dough is formed.
Step two: Roll out the dough into small balls and place on a greased baking tray – leave enough room between the biscuits. Bake in preheated oven (180 degrees Celsius) for 12 to 15 minutes.
Step three: Leave the biscuits to cool for a few minutes on the baking tray then transfer to a metal rack.
Enjoy with a cup of tea...

Recipe credit: Ideas Magazine January|February 2010















Cookies will stay fresh for a week or so if you keep them in an airtight container.

More from my kitchen soon,
Kelly-Anne

12 comments:

Ginger Girls said...

YUM!!!! Those look great! I am not a big fan of ginger, but I am conviced"now" that there might be ginger treats that are good.

Sapphire
from..laughterandlipgloss.blogspot.com

Kelly-Anne said...

Thank you for visiting, Sapphire:) Hope you enjoy these delicious ginger treats!

Love,
Kelly-Anne

Tangerine-Tane said...

I have awarded you over at my blog. :)

Sunflower said...

Hi, Kelly,
we tried the cookies.. they were DIVINE!!!
c u soon,

Kaelah

by the way, i started a blog...

sunflowerseedbooks.blogspot.com

Kelly-Anne said...

Yippee!!! I am SO glad you started a blog, Kaelah...will hop over NOW:)

P.S. Glad you tried the cookies, too!

Love,
Kelly
xxx

Kelly-Anne said...

Thank you Tane!!!!!

Lots of love,
Kelly-Anne
xxx

Tangerine-Tane said...

Those look sooo good! :) I absolutely love ginger cookies. ;) Great recipe, Kelly!
Tane♥
P.S. The comment of mine before was just like a notification - in this one I am saying what I think about your post. :) ♥

Sunflower said...

I'm glad u like it Kelly!!
thanx 4 ur comment!!!!!!!!!!!
c u soon

Kaelah

Kelly-Anne said...

Pleasure, Kaelah - would really love to see you all soon:)

Love,
Kelly
xxx

Kelly-Anne said...

Hello Tane! I really love the award you gave me and I am so glad you stopped by for a visit.

Thank you!!

Love,
Kelly-Anne
xxx

Kianna Rose said...

I love to bake. I will try this recipe out:)

Blessings,
Kianna Rose
http://kiannaskorner.blogspot.com

Kelly-Anne said...

Hello Kiana! Thank you for visiting:) How lovely that you also enjoy being in the kitchen...

Lots of love,
Kelly