Sunday, 11 May 2014

Quick and easy chocolate and ginger biscuits...

Despite my (well-documented) love of baking cake, I don't attempt biscuits very often. Don't ask me why as I definitely enjoy eating them! I made these delicious biscuits back in Easter and adapted Jules' lovely Easter recipe to cater for those (ahem Dad) who don't like currants by doubling up the mixture and splitting it before adding the currants/ chocolate and ginger. These were so easy to do and I will definitely be making these again!





Ingredients:

* 40 g butter, softened

* 25 g caster sugar (plus extra for dusting)

* 70 g plain flour

* Chopped ginger (I used stem ginger in syrup but I'm sure crystallized would work just as well)

* Chocolate chunks (I had run out of chocolate chips so I was forced to adapt!)

* 1 egg, beaten (to brush the biscuits with)


Beat together the butter and the sugar until fluffy.



Stir in the flour until it combines to form a soft dough. 


Chop your chocolate and ginger into chunks then add to your dough to mix, Jules advises using a splash of milk if your dough isn't coming together very well but I used a splash of the ginger syrup instead which seemed to work as well!



Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface until around 5mm thick. 



I picked up these gorgeous Easter cutters in M&S on a special offer, aren't they just the cutest?! As there wasn't too much dough, I decided to go for chicks for this batch of biscuits. 



Cut out your shapes and place them on a baking tray. (I lined mine with grease proof paper as it was all I had in the house...)  Brush the biscuits with your beaten egg. 


Dust your biscuits with caster sugar before baking them in the oven at 200°C/ 180°C.fan oven. Jules recommends 10 minutes but these were done in 5, I think our oven may have been a little too hot...


Enjoy with a large cup of tea!
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10 comments

laura|daisychaindream said...

Oh yum, these look amazing. Chocolate and ginger is such a winner of a combination xx

Sarah said...

These look delicious!
x

Sophie said...

I'll keep an eye out for my batch in the post Maria!
Sophie
X

Winnie said...

Mmmm ginger and chocolate are some of my favourite things! These look awesome. I'll have to have a couple of those with a cuppa :D

Joy Yiu said...

This looks delicious! I'm doing a giveaway on my blog if you'd like to check it out x

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The Style Rawr said...

Omgossssh, I want one so badly! You should do a YouTube cooking channel. I'm just saying. ;)

Tara x

char said...

yum! I've not made biscuits for ages, either, although I have been doing a lot of baking recently.

Bumpkin Betty said...

YUM!! Do I need to say any more? Can you come to my house and bake these every day hehe?

Jac
xx

Chloe Martin-Brown said...

These sound awesome and we have a ton of ginger (don't ask, a boozy experiment is coming) so I might just have to have a go at these myself, being a fan of a ginger biscuit

Lily Lipstick said...

These look so good! x

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