Traditional Ginger Biscuits

This recipe makes about 300 biscuits and keeps brilliantly when stored in an airtight container.

1,5kg self-raising flour
30ml cream of tartar
30ml bicarbonate of soda
30ml ground ginger
5ml salt
500g butter, cubed
500g golden syrup
1kg brown sugar
6 eggs, whisked together

Preheat your oven to 180℃ and spray 2 large baking sheets with cooking spray.
Sift together the flour, cream of tartar, bicarb, ginger and salt.
Add the cubed butter and rub it in with your fingertips.
Pour the golden syrup into a saucepan and set over medium heat until the syrup is very runny.
Add the brown sugar and stir until almost dissolved.
Take the saucepan from the heat and allow the mixture to cool for 5 minutes.
Whisk the eggs together and slowly add it to the syrup mixture while whisking continuously.
Now add the butter and flour mixture and stir through until there is no trace of flour left.
Refrigerate the mixture for 1 hour.
Roll the dough into balls the size of walnuts and place them on a baking sheet, evenly spaced and about 3cm apart.
Flatten each ball slightly with the tines of a fork (you don’t want them too flat!) and bake for 12 minutes.
Cool the biscuits on the baking tray for 10 minutes or until set enough to handle.
Keep going with making balls, flattening and baking until you have an abundance (about 300) of ginger biscuits.
Store the biscuits in an airtight container.

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