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Orange Glazed Ginger Nuts

Yields10 Servings

My gingernut biscuits are crunchy but still melt in the mouth. They are buttery and warm with ginger and have a simple orange glaze that goes so well with the spiced biscuit.

orange glazed gingernut biscuits

Biscuits
 80 g butter
 60 g caster sugar
 1 1/2 " piece of ginger
 125 g plain flour
 2 tsp ground ginger
 ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
 1 pinch fine sea salt
Glaze
 1 Orange, zested & 1 -2 tsp of juice
 50 g Icing sugar
1

Heat oven to 180°C/160°C fan. Beat the soft butter and sugar together with an electric hand mixer or with a wooden spoon until pale and fluffy.

2

Grate the fresh ginger into the centre of a piece of kitchen paper. Bring the edges together to form a paper bag. Squeeze the ginger over a bowl, so that the juices drip into the bowl. Discard the kitchen paper and pulp. Add half the ginger juice to the creamed butter reserving the remaining for the glaze later.

3

Mix the flour, ground ginger, bicarb and salt together. Then mix into the butter to form a soft dough. Pinch off walnut sized pieces of dough and roll into balls. Lay the biscuits a little apart on a baking sheet, press down on the top so that they spread evenly and bake in the hot oven for 8 - 10 minutes until they are crackly on top and beginning to go a golden brown around the edges. Allow to sit on the tray for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

4

To make the glaze, mix all the ingredients together along with the reserved ginger juice from the biscuits. You will have a thick but still spreadable glaze. When biscuits have cooled add a 1/2 teaspoon of glaze to each and spread with the back of the spoon.

Makes 10 biscuits

Nutrition Facts

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