Ginger biscuits

By Hope Malau
27 February 2016

It’s time to bake. These biscuits are easy to make and can be prepared in a flash. If you’ve never used molasses before, it can be found next to the syrups in any major store.

It’s time to bake! These biscuits are easy to make and can be prepared in a flash. If you’ve never used molasses before, it can be found next to the syrups in any major store.

Makes 24 Preparation: 10 min Cooking: 10 min

  •  560 ml (2¼ c) flour
  • 10 ml (2 t) ground ginger
  • 5 ml (1 t) bicarbonate of soda
  • 2,5 ml (½ t) ground cinnamon
  • 1 ml (¼ t) ground cloves
  • pinch of salt
  • 150 g butter, softened
  • 250 ml (1 c) sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 15 ml (1 T) water
  • 60 ml (¼ c) molasses
  • 30 ml (2 T) sugar

Preheat the oven to 180°C.

1. Sift together the flour, ginger, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt. Set aside.

2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and 250 ml (1 c) sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, then stir in the water and molasses.

3. Gradually stir the sifted ingredients into the molasses mixture. Shape the dough into walnut-sized balls, and roll them in the remaining sugar. Put the biscuits on a baking sheet lined with baking paper.

4. Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow the biscuits to cool on the baking sheet for five minutes before moving them to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.

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