December 21, 2022

Ginger Snaps

We have been trying not to spend any money on food leading up to Christmas.  I need to make room for the Christmas baking and my yearly budget is getting low.  Whilst I had the oven on making bread at the beginning of the week, I made these biscuits.  Our biscuit barrel was empty.  It was a recipe given to me by my Auntie in the 70s.  Mr S was hankering after biscuits, and I was able to make these without using too many of my precious ingredients.  These have a lovely snap and taste really nice.


4oz of Self Raising flour

1 tsp ground ginger

Half a tsp of bicarbonate of soda

20z butter or margarine

2oz golden syrup

2oz sugar

2tsp milk.



  1.  Sift the flour, ginger, and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl.
  2.  In a jug put the butter, syrup and sugar and heat in the microwave until melted (can be done in a pan).
  3.  Pour into the dry ingredients and mix.
  4.  Add the milk and mix well.
  5.  Make 18 to 20 small balls (walnut sized).  You can freeze them at this point and bake at a later date.
  6.  Cook at 170C for about 15 minutes until golden brown
  7.  Leave them on the tray to firm up until cool.
  8.  Store in an airtight container

They do work out a bit more expensive than buying biscuits from discount shops, but they taste much better and there is no palm oil or other hidden nasties. Mr S has finished them already and so I guess I will be making them again the next time that the oven is on!


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