Monday, March 8, 2010

honey ginger bites

I was out of eggs this morning, but felt like making a treat to go with coffee for our afternoon tea treat this week. I found this recipe, which i had all the ingredients for. I love gingerbread and i love honey and thats what these little devils taste like...

Really easy to make and bake. I think next time i may only put in 1 to 1 1/2 tsp ginger it does come out quite strong, but nice with a glass of cold milk! I changed the honey from 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup instead of golden syrup (didn't have any) and put in 1/4 cup brown sugar in its place. Needed to compromise as i was missing that one ingredient. Still, i'm new at improvising and glad they turned out alright! =)

Honey Ginger Bites ~ as i made them
ORIGINAL Recipe found here
Makes about 40

• 60g butter
• 1/4 cup brown sugar
• 1/2 cup honey
• 1 3/4 cups plain flour
• 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
• 2 teaspoons ground ginger
• 3 teaspoons milk


1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Increase heat to medium-high. Stir in golden syrup and honey. Bring to the boil. Remove from heat. Allow to cool for 10 minutes.

2. Sift flour, bicarbonate of soda and ginger together into butter mixture. Add milk and stir until well combined. Cover and set aside for 1 hour or until dough is firm.

3. Using a teaspoon of mixture at a time, roll into balls. Place balls, 3cm apart, on lined baking trays. Using the back of a fork, lightly press cookie to make a cross hatch pattern on top. Bake, one tray at a time, for 5 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown. Allow to cool on trays.

The baking time was right on 5 minutes. I left one tray in a minute longer and they turned dark quite fast. They were nice and crunchy though, once cooled. I guess you could cook them to your taste =) If you store them in an airtight container, the next day they are soft and chewy ..mmm...

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