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A Delicious Ginger Crunch

Ginger Crunch

I really, really like Ginger Crunch, and I’ve been on the lookout for a good recipe for ages. This recipe comes from the recipe book A Treasury of New Zealand Baking and is from Jo Seagar. I liked this recipe because of the super gingery flavor and the fact that it has wholemeal flour, which makes it feel healthy…even though it isn’t really. Smile

Ingredients for base:

150 grams butter

2 tablespoons golden syrup

3/4 cup brown sugar

3/4 cup long-thread coconut (I didn’t have any so used finer coconut)

1 1/2 cups rolled oats (porridge/oatmeal)

3/4 cup wholemeal flour

2 teaspoon baking powder

3 teaspoon ground ginger

1 cup chopped crystallised ginger

Method:

1. Melt the butter, golden syrup, and sugar together in a saucepan.

2. Place the other ingredients in a bowl and stir in the melted ingredients from 1 above.

3. Preheat the oven to 180C. Line a slice tin with baking paper and flatten the mixture into the tin.

4. Bake for 20 minutes until golden.

Topping:

100 grams butter

6 tablespoon golden syrup

2 1/4 cups icing sugar (confectioners sugar)

3 teaspoons ground ginger

Method for Topping:

1. Melt the butter and golden syrup together then add the ginger and icing sugar to make a frosting.

2. Spread the topping on the warm base.

3. Chill and cut into pieces

Shelley’s Notes

1. I added a little extra icing sugar since the frosting ran off the base the first time I made it. I put it in the fridge the second time and didn’t lose my frosting.

2. This is crunchy and gingery, although a little sweet. It was delicious and I can see myself making this often.

3. I used bake instead of fan bake, and the 20 minutes was the perfect cooking time.

Are you a fan of ginger?

Oaty Ginger Crunch

When I was a child my father used to receive a gift of crystalized ginger, dried fruit and nuts every Christmas. I hated, and still dislike, the dried figs component, and I wasn’t very keen on the ginger either. That has changed over time, and as I’ve grown older I’ve come to enjoy crystalized ginger.

When my mind turns to baking, ginger has become my favorite. This recipe is a twist on Ginger Crunch. I like the addition of porridge oats (oatmeal) and coconut to the traditional recipe. The oats make it feel healthier somehow, Smile

Ginger Crunch 

Ingredients:

15o grams/5 oz butter

2 Tablespoons golden syrup

3/4 cup brown sugar

1 cup coconut

1 1/2 cups rolled oats (oatmeal)

1 cup white flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

2 teaspoons ground ginger

1/2 cup of finely chopped crystalized ginger

Method:

1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Line your slice tin (20 cm x 30 cm)

2. Melt the butter, golden syrup and brown sugar in a saucepan, stirring the mixture occasionally. Remove from heat once the butter is all melted.

3. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl and make a well in the center.

4. Add the melted butter mix to the flour and mix until combined.

5. Press the mix into your lined tin and bake for 15 – 20 minutes.

 

Frosting:

150 grams/5 oz butter

2 – 2 1/2 cups of icing sugar/confectioner’s sugar

2 tablespoons golden syrup

1 1/2 tablespoons ground ginger

1. Combine butter, golden syrup, ginger and 2 cups of the icing sugar in a saucepan and heat until the butter melts. Stir constantly. If the frosting is too running gradually add the other 1/2 a cup of icing sugar until it is a workable consistency.

2. Pour frosting over the cooled baked slice.

3. If you’re a ginger fan, sprinkle more chopped crystallized ginger and some pistachio nuts on top for decoration.

Shelley’s notes:

This is a delicious slice, and I find it very moreish.

Are you a fan of ginger?

Recipe: Ginger Slice

This is a recipe I discovered in an Australian cookbook titled Country Women’s Association, Biscuits and Slices. I’m such a fan of ginger and simply had to try making the slice. The results were excellent, and it’s one that I’ll make again in the future. The scent of the different spices as the slice cooks is gorgeous.

Ginger Slice

Ginger Slice

1 cup white sugar

2 tablespoons golden syrup

125 g butter/half cup butter

pinch of salt

1 dessertspoon ground cinnamon

1 dessertspoon ground ginger

1 teaspoon mixed spice

1 egg, well-beaten

1 cup sour milk (make this by adding a squeeze of lemon juice to a cup of fresh milk)

2 cups plain flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 cup chopped raisins

Method:

1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F

2. Combine the sugar, golden syrup, butter, salt and all spices into a large saucepan and heat until the ingredients are melted and combined together.

3. Add the beaten egg and the sour mix. Combine well.

4. Sift the flour and soda and stir into mixture.

5. Add the raisins.

6. Place in a paper lined slice tin.

7. Bake for 30 minutes.

Ginger Slice

Shelley’s notes:

1. My oven cooks quickly, and I cooked my slice for 25 minutes.

2. The combination of raisins didn’t work for me, so I left them out.

3. Slice into squares and serve for afternoon tea or serve warm for dessert with whipped cream, creme fraiche, or custard.