Thursday, 24 September 2015

Ginger slices

Hey guys! Today's recipe is for ginger slices! I decorated mine for fun too which you can also do! These are quick to make and taste yummy, although perhaps not one of my healthiest of recipes... I have become a massive fan of ginger, I love using it in cooking and baking, I often add it in for flavour. It's also great in smoothies and juices and I am constantly looking for new ways to use it!

Makes 12 slices
You will need:
200g of caster sugar
1tsp ground ginger
200g self raising flour
2 tbsp of golden syrup
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
55g margarine
1 egg
240ml of hot water

270g icing sugar
75g butter
2 tbsp milk
a teaspoon of vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 180C. First of all mix the sugar flour ginger and bicarbonate into a bowl. Then rub in the marge until it forms breadcrumbs

In another bowl, beat the egg and add this to the mixture along with the water and golden syrup.

Mix with a wooden spoon until all combined. Then pour mixture into a greased tin and pop into the oven for 35 minuets or more. It should be golden brown and quite springy.

 Let it cool and in the meantime make the butter icing by beating softened butter in a bowl. Sift in icing sugar and beat it in. Then put the milk in and vanilla extract and mix in.
Cut the cake when cool, into squares.

Now ice and decorate in anyway you want! I used icing stars, pink sugar, glace cherries and bronze sprinkles but you can use whatever you like! You could even make different coloured icing or ice the cakes using a piping bag in pretty patters.
Eleanor x

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