Friday, October 15, 2010

A little bit of Europe in my kitchen

It must be my Dutch heritage! I am oh so partial to cinnamon and spices...the aroma, the taste...just love it! So when I came across this recipe whilst flicking thru my stash of Delicious mags at lunchtime (multitasking - eating and reading!) I just had to give it a go.

so now my kitchen smells delightful...full of ginger, cinnamon and spice!

Gingerbread biscuits

1/2 cup golden syrup
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup caster sugar
2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp mixed spice
1 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
125g butter
1 egg
3 cups plain flour
1 1/2 cup icing sugar (sifted)

  • Preheat the oven to 170C. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
  • Place the golden syrup and the sugars in a small pan over very low heat, stirring until the sugars dissolve.
  • Add the spices and the soda. When the mixture starts to bubble, remove from the heat.
  • Place melted butter and hot syrup in a bowl and stir well. allow to cool slightly.
  • Add the egg and then gradually sift the flour in as you stir the mixture.
  • Roll the dough into walnut size balls and place on the trays. Flatten slightly with your hand and bake in the oven for 12-15minutes.Allow to cool.
To make the icing -

Dissolve icing sugar in 1 tblsp warm water or lemon juice ( add more if icing is too stiff). Drizzle tops of the biscuits with icing.

They were soooo yummy with a cuppa.  B even asked to try one and I got to explain to him a little about our family and that Oma was born in Holland.

1 comment:

  1. Biscuits look delicious..hmm and i love that smell. I will email you with some class options..would be great. Elizabeth x