Well Christmas is nearly upon us and you cannot beat the festive inspired fragrances of mixed spice, ginger, and mulled wine (it’s Christmas you’re allowed to) wafting through your home. I hope this conjures a suitable image for you, which I’ll now shatter if you decide to let your kids help.
My kitchen looked like a snow storm, my daughter kept stealing the dough and eating it, and the cat ended up wearing it, but never the less we soldiered on because there’s a houseful descending this week and it’s great to have a supply of nut friendly treats, a should add if you can handle the mess it’s great fun for all involved.
- 350g plain flour (I used Doves Farm )
- 1 tsp bicarb of soda
- 2 tsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon or mixed spice
- 1/4 tsp xanthan gum (if doing gluten free)
- 150g soft brown sugar
- 125g butter
- 1 egg
- 4tbs of golden syrup (or four good squeezes from the squeezy bottle)
- Making these couldn’t be easier. Set your oven to 180 degree C
- In to a food processor sift the flour, bicarb, spices and xanthan gum.
- Add the butter and pulse until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
- Stir in the sugar.
- Beat the egg lightly
- Add the golden syrup to the egg and beat again.
- Add the egg mixture to the dry ingredients and pulse until a dough is formed.
- Turn this out and kneed together.
- I let it rest for about 5-10 minutes in the fridge. (15 if using gluten based flour)
- Dust your surface and roll dough to about 1/4 inch thickness. It needs to be thinner to get a good “crunch”
- Cook biscuits on a lined tray for about 10-12 minutes
- Let cool completely on a wire rack and decorate if you choose to.
Enjoy with your kids, or make a small hole and hang on the tree or as a snack for Santa on Christmas Eve. I should add these go perfectly with a Baileys laced coffee. So there you go an easy recipe perfect for the festive period.
Right I have more recipes to perfect and a mound of presents to wrap, wish me luck….