Gingernut Biscuits


Makes about 30 biscuits



2 cups cake flour

1 cup soft brown sugar

½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 teaspoons ground ginger

125g softened butter

1 egg

3 teaspoons golden syrup



Preheat the oven to 170C.

Melt the butter, and mix in the beaten egg and golden syrup. (margarine can be used instead of the butter, but they do lose some of the melt in the mouth quality).

Mix together the dry ingredients, and then add the butter/egg mix. Make sure these mix thoroughly, it should be a firm dough consistency

Shape the resulting dough into small balls roughly 2cm across.

Place WELL APPART on a thoroughly greased tray and bake for 20-25 minutes.

Loosen the biscuits gently and leave to cool completely on the tray.





About Cape Malay Cooking & Other Delights

Cape Malay Home Cooking made easy. The Muslim community has also had a large influence on the cooking of South Africa. Cape Malay cuisine is delicious. It usually consists of a combination of fruit, spices, vegetables and meat. Using my cooking know how to inspire everyone to cook the food they love. Here you will find tried and tested simple and delicious recipes for relaxed home cooking that go far beyond baking. From easy soups and roasts to delicious breads, deserts, stews, etc… All the recipes seen here are prepared in my kitchen with photos taken by my family and me. So please don’t expect professional photography or styling, it’s just the way we have our meals on a normal day! My motto is: "Give a man a plate of food and you've fed him for the day. Teach a man to cook and you feed him for a lifetime" - Cape Malay Cooking & Other Delights

Posted on 06/04/2013, in Biscuits and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Help! The first time I made these, they were brilliant. But the second and today, they didnt spread out and flatten, just stayed round and high. What did I do wrong?

  2. Can I use honey in stead of golden syrup

  3. Fatima Karodia

    I love all the recipes from your blog

  4. Is there no baking powder in this recipe?

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