Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Stem Ginger Cookies


This morning I have spent some time in the kitchen, doing a spot of baking, and after some cleaning jobs, whilst listening to  some nice music in the background.










I made Stem Ginger Cookies


350g Self Raising Flour
200g Golden Caster Sugar
120g Unsalted Butter
Pinch of Salt
1 Tbsp Ground Ginger
1 Tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
80g Golden Syrup
1 Large Egg beaten
70g Stem Ginger very finely chopped
2 Tbsp of the Stem Ginger Syrup


Preheat the oven to 160 c or equivalent.

Line baking trays.

Melt the butter and syrup in a small saucepan, remove from heat and allow to cool.

Sieve the flour into a large mixing bowl. Then add the sugar, salt, bicarb, and ground ginger. Give a good stir to combine.

Stir in the beaten egg and very finely chopped stem ginger and the ginger syrup.

Shape the dough into smallish balls ( they really spread) and flatten slightly.

Bake for around 20 mins .







This mix will make quite a lot, I made 12 and kept back some cookie dough for the freezer, I often do this so when time is short there is always something to hand, it can be sliced into rounds from frozen and then just baked.


These are so good, one of my regular recipes.
 My hubby soon appeared from the garden after smelling them.


25 comments:

  1. My mouth is always watering after one of your baking posts Marlene. Other than Lily's birthday cake I have been trying to avoid baking cakes and biscuits recently so that I can fit into THAT dress. I think I might try these though. :-) x

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    1. Hi Jules I don't bake as much as I used to I have been good lately and lost a few pounds, I am always very active this time of year so that helps. I have to bake a cake tomorrow for my sons birthday xx

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  2. They look delicious and such a good idea to have some dough to hand in the freezer.

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  3. Why, oh why, do you give us such mouth-watering recipes when I'm trying to lose weight! Naughty girl!
    Seriously, these look soooo good! I love anything with ginger, especially ginger ice cream.
    If you want some lovely music get your mitts on a CD or download if possible of Jessye Norman singing Richard Strauss's Four Last Songs ...
    Margaret P

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    1. I never use to like stem ginger, but now I love it, it is funny how tastes can change. Thankyou for the music recommendation.

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    2. The music is glorious - of course, if you're not fond of classical, then you mightn't like it, but do give it a try. It's my husband's and my very favourite music ... indeed, come the end it brings us to tears, but only because it is so beautiful.
      But we like other things as well as classical ... 1930s and 1940s music, the dance bands of that era; also The Temperance Seven; also Andy Williams, Elvis, Neil Diamond ... but mostly classical ... Mahler's 2nd Symphony in particular, Verdi's Requiem, Mozart's Requiem, Sibelius' symphonies and much, much more ... Once went to a Temperance Seven concert in Snape Maltings, one of the best things we've been to, including all the classical concerts we've attended over the years. Oh, add Julian Bream and John Williams (the guitarist I mean, not the composer of Hollywood themes) to that list ... But for supreme singing, they don't come better than Jessye Norman when she was in her prime.
      Margaret P

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    3. I have a broad range in my music tastes, I like all types from the lack Eyed Peas, Madonna, I have always liked classical and opera and seem to be playing that quite a lot lately, I have found some lovely cd's at the car boot for 20p . I love music . x

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    4. You and me, kid! I learned to sing as a youngster (my singing teacher didn't normally teach children but she made an exception, which was lovely), and in later life I sang with a choral society, but after bronchitis, my singing voice never really returned. The only music I don't care for is modern pop music and I'd not know Madonna or Kylie or Blur or Duran Duran or Take That if they bit me on the bum, but I have heard OF them, but as I say, I'd not know what they sounded like. But other than that, a broad range (perhaps with the exception of some early music which is an acquired tasted, I think, one I've not managed to acquire!)
      Margaret P

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  4. I can almost smell them. I love stem ginger cookies...yum-x-

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  5. My hubby would appear to and devour the lot. Ginger is his favourite spice.

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    1. You'll have to treat him then, when you have finished in the garden x

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  6. They look lovely I must make some, I love ginger in any shape or form.

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    1. They are, I never use to like stem ginger x

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    2. I have just realised that we cant get stem ginger here so before I make your ginger cookies I will have to make the stem ginger and that takes a lot of time!

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  7. They look and sound really yummy. I love ginger, and stem ginger has more of a flavour than ground. I must try your recipe.
    Cathy x

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    1. Hi Cathy yes it does, I really love it x

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  8. They look and sound really yummy. I love ginger, and stem ginger has more of a flavour than ground. I must try your recipe.
    Cathy x

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  9. Good as these look I can't even think about baking them ~ they'd be gone in a trice and another batch in the oven and then I'd be buying bigger jeans! lol I adore ginger and these look so tempting. Hmmmm. Thinking now would a quick dip in some melted chocolate add to the deliciousness? what am I like?
    ~~~Deb xo

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    1. I don't bake like I use to I am eating smaller portions and steadily losing weight again now , chocolate sounds good x

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  10. Oooh, yummy. I like the tip for freezing the dough, I've never done that before.

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    1. Hi yes I do that with all types of cooke dough x

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  11. they look so good. Do you have an email address that I could use, so I can reply to your question about paint? xx

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    1. Thankyou Sadie, if you go to the bottom of the page there is a contact form there, thankyou xxx

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