Hello Dear Reader,
I’m cooking today so come back later for the rest of the recipes. I don’t know about you but there is no face as sad as that of a bloke looking into an empty biscuit tin. These homemade crunchy Gingernuts are buttery, full of ginger and very simple to make.
100g of butter – 40p – Aldi/Tesco – 99p for 250g
100g sugar – 8p – Tesco 5kg bag – 80p a kg.
350g Self Raising Flour – 11p – Tesco Everyday Value
2 teaspoons of ground ginger – (65p for 85g) – 3p – Rajah Ginger in bags – I found this in Morrisons.
8 tablespoons of golden syrup.(approx 200g- 34p – Tesco Everyday Value.
Total Cost – 96p – 30 biscuits – 3p per biscuit. Now that’s a cheap treat!
As I said, they are very easy to make.
Preheat the oven to 190/170fan/Gas5
1. Melt the butter, syrup and sugar.
2. Add the flour and ground ginger
3. Mix together.
Measure out the amount for each gingernut with a teaspoon.
Form into a ball by rolling between your hands.
Place on a greased baking tray – I always use greaseproof paper.
Flatten with your fingers, a fork or a flat knife.
Bake for 15-20 minutes and then cool on a wire rack. Do not put them into the tin until they are completely cool.
Store in an air tight tin. They may not last as long as you think.
When they are completely cool, they are hard and crunchy. They smell and taste buttery and like the most expensive cookies you can buy in a posh bakers but these are 3p each and have five ingredients.
Let me know if you try these – they are so much better than the ones you can buy.
I’ll be back sooner than usual,
Love Froogs xxxxxxx