Wednesday, 13 October 2010

My first phopping

p/hopped yarn from Nancy
Wordless Wednesday.

Yarn swap & very appropriate card from Nancyflowers in aid of MSF.

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Gingerknitsnuts

The weather is miserable. It's perfect fibre crafting weather. It's also good baking weather so here is the Obligatory October Baking Blog post.

I'm going to Loop's yarn swap for MSF tomorrow and have made some biscuits to take along. Of course they are gingernuts, my signature biscuit. Here's my recipe, adapted from The Cranks Recipe Book.

Gingerknitsnuts

Ingredients

60g Margarine or butter
175g Plain flour
60g brown sugar
100g Golden syrup
2tsp baking powder
1tsp Bicarbonate of soda
2tsp Ground ginger

For the icing
Icing sugar
Ginger cordial


Rub the butter and flour and baking powder together until you have a crumbly mixture. Stir in the sugar. Warm the golden syrup and add the bicarbonate of soda and ground ginger. Add the ginger golden syrup mixture to the flour and butter mix. Knead them together to form a dough. Roll small ball of dough, flatten them slightly and place them on a greased baking sheet leaving a good amount of space between them as the dough will spread.

Bake in the oven at 180C for about 15 min. Leave to cool on a wire tray.

Optional ginger icing

To make the icing measure the icing sugar into a bowl, add a small amount of cordial and stir well. Gradually stir in more cordial, less than a teaspoon full at a time until the icing is your desired consistency. Once the biscuits have cooled ice them.

Variation: Add some chopped crystallised ginger to the biscuit mixture before baking.