What’s special about these biscuits?
King Henry VIII is said to have used ginger as a medicine. Ginger is a good spice for settling complaining digestive systems! It’s a warming food and fresh ginger tea makes a comforting drink when you have a cold .
Lemon is said to ward off colds and speed up the healing of wounds. It is rich in Vitamin C, helping the body absorb iron and other important nutrients.
450 g plain flour
225 g sugar
225 g syrup
170 g margarine
1 ½ teaspoon ginger powder
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
Salt and squeeze lemon
- Melt margarine and syrup.
- Mix all dry ingredients together
- Add egg, then the melted mixture, stir and mix well.
- Put rolled balls of mixture (walnut sized) on greased baking sheets, flatten with your hand.
- Bake for 20 minutes at 180C.
Alternatives to gluten, dairy, egg and sugar:
GF plain flour
Date syrup or honey to taste
Dairy free sunflower spread or Dairy free soya spread
Egg alternative ideas:
1 tbsp ground flaxseed soaked in 3 tbsp water or ¼ cup pureed fruit (per egg)