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ginger biscuits

Postby Gillthepainter » Wed Dec 16, 2020 1:20 pm

Tony wants 'em.
Anyone have a recipe; I know I've made them in the past, but am looking for a new recipe.
Using fresh ginger or dried.

I do like the big ones, that crack a bit in the coffee stores. Rather than the hard gingernuts stylee.

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Re: ginger biscuits

Postby jeral » Wed Dec 16, 2020 1:25 pm

No help as I lost the one I had, which was described as stem ginger cookies, US recipe off the internet, which might be the sort you're looking for.

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Re: ginger biscuits

Postby Gillthepainter » Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:16 pm

Ah, not stem ginger, but I'd use fresh ginger, Jeral.
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Re: ginger biscuits

Postby Gillthepainter » Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:43 pm

I've just come across a Cornish Fairings recipe (vegan which I don't require).
Never heard of them: http://thinlyspread.co.uk/cornish-fairi ... -biscuits/

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Re: ginger biscuits

Postby Suelle » Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:52 pm

Gillthepainter wrote:I've just come across a Cornish Fairings recipe (vegan which I don't require).
Never heard of them: http://thinlyspread.co.uk/cornish-fairi ... -biscuits/


Tin and Thyme is a reliable source, and her recipe for Fairings looks similar:
https://tinandthyme.uk/2020/10/cornish-fairings/
Traditional home baking, and more:
http://mainlybaking.blogspot.co.uk/

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Re: ginger biscuits

Postby Suelle » Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:58 pm

These are very good - you can use wholemeal or rye flour instead of chestnut. IMO chestnut flour doesn't add much to the party, especially if there are strong flavours such as ginger around.

https://www.goodfood.com.au/recipes/che ... 206-gt4tja
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Re: ginger biscuits

Postby KeenCook2 » Wed Dec 16, 2020 3:19 pm

One of my friends made these and they were so good, I asked her for the recipe: https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/paul ... nger_72428

They're very easy and we like them a lot :yum

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Re: ginger biscuits

Postby slimpersoninside » Wed Dec 16, 2020 4:32 pm

KeenCook2 wrote:One of my friends made these and they were so good, I asked her for the recipe: https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/paul ... nger_72428

They're very easy and we like them a lot :yum


Cheers KC2, I've snagged 'em :thumbsup .

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Re: ginger biscuits

Postby Gillthepainter » Wed Dec 16, 2020 4:45 pm

Brilliant. All 3 recipes look excellent.
I shall try that goodfood recipe first, Suelle. It looks the easiest one for me to manage.

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Re: ginger biscuits

Postby PatsyMFagan » Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:08 pm

I made ginger biscuits this week ... I googled and found a couple, so I compared their ingredients and chose the one that used golden syrup as I had already bought that and with a couple of amendments:

100g butter; 75g brown sugar; 1 tablespoon chopped crystalised ginger (my sub for fresh ginger); 100g golden syrup ........ melt all these together and cool, then add 1 egg yolk and stir in.
250g SR flour; 1 tspn Bicarb; 2 tspn ground ginger (recipe said 1 tspn)... sieved together and added to the wet ingredients.
form into 20g balls, space onto a couple of baking trays, flatten slightly, then bake at 170c for 8-10 minutes. Allow space as they spread.

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Re: ginger biscuits

Postby aero280 » Wed Dec 16, 2020 11:07 pm

Just made a batch of the Cornish Fairings. Slightly bodged from the recipe. I used real butter, not vegan and I had to use a bit of maple syrup as i ran out of golden syrup. And I added a little bit of mixed peel I wanted to use up. If I do them again, I would drop the quantity of ginger slightly. It was a bit harsh. But nice enough overall, and they looked like the ones I used to buy in Cornwall! :)

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Re: ginger biscuits

Postby scullion » Thu Dec 17, 2020 2:37 am

the furnis's bakery used to be behind a vegetarian restaurant and whole food shop i worked in for a while. when they were baking fairings the glorious smell would waft over most of the shopping area of truro - you'd often see people walking around town with their noses in the air and a smile on their faces.

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Re: ginger biscuits

Postby scullion » Thu Dec 17, 2020 3:23 am

there's a fairing recipe in here - amongst many other cornish recipes.

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Re: ginger biscuits

Postby Gillthepainter » Thu Dec 17, 2020 9:31 am

What's powdered ammonia, Scully?

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Re: ginger biscuits

Postby scullion » Thu Dec 17, 2020 12:20 pm

i came across a recipe a while back that asked for it, too, so looked it up - i think this explains it better than i can. it's an alternative to baking powder that gives a crisper finish - but it's a lot smellier while you're using it!

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Re: ginger biscuits

Postby Gillthepainter » Thu Dec 17, 2020 12:45 pm

ah-HA! Smelling salts, for swooning :lol:

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Re: ginger biscuits

Postby scullion » Thu Dec 17, 2020 1:03 pm

i remember well, the bottle that used to be in the cupboard when i was little. it was used as a stealth weapon in fights with my brother.

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Re: ginger biscuits

Postby jeral » Thu Dec 17, 2020 1:14 pm

scullion wrote:i remember well, the bottle that used to be in the cupboard when i was little. it was used as a stealth weapon in fights with my brother.

Tee hee. I once kept a little bottle of smelling salts on my bedside table to see if it helped me stay awake after the alarm went off at what seemed like an ungodly hour. It didn't, by the way.

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Re: ginger biscuits

Postby ZeroCook » Thu Dec 17, 2020 5:11 pm

Snagging, as Mr 0 likes a ginger biscuit. I bought a fresh batch of ground ginger a few weeks ago and thoughts vaguely turned to cookies. I will be using butter tho. Stopped using marg eons ago. And wholemeal flour. I actually have a gingersnaps recipe somewhere- must dig it out and compare. Posted ones here look good.

Do you find a noticeable difference using ammonia powder, Scullion?

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Re: ginger biscuits

Postby Suelle » Thu Dec 17, 2020 5:33 pm

I've always like Delia Smith's gingernut biscuits, but also found this on her website - untested by me, so far, but I like the idea of adding oats:
https://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/col ... t-biscuits

And the basic gingernuts:
https://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/int ... gingernuts
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