With the very winning combination of ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and molasses – these biscuits could only be delicious! Mouthfuls of soft ginger moreishness…
This recipe is adapted from the fabulous Skinny Bitch – Ultimate Everyday Cookbook byKim Barnouin. A title which could be a little misleading (it’s worth reading Kim’s explanation of the title) the recipes all look very inviting indeed. This is the first recipe I have attempted and will definitely not be the last…
What you will need:
- 2 cups unbleached plain flour
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup castor sugar
- ½ cup vegan margarine (room temperature)
- ½ cup apple sauce
- 2 tablespoons molasses
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger
- 1 teaspoon concentrated vanilla extract
What to do:
Lightly grease or place baking paper on a biscuit tray.
Sift the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg into a medium size bowl.
Using a standing electric mixer, beat the sugars and vegan margarine until light and fluffy (approx 2 minutes)
Next add the apple sauce, molasses, the ground and fresh ginger and the vanilla extract. Beat for a further minute.
Remove the bowl from the beaters and add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and gradually stir together with a wooden spoon until just combined. Don’t over mix.
Place the dough mixture into cling wrap and pop into the fridge for about an hour. The dough is relatively ‘wet’ – you can throw some plain flour on your work surface and roll out the dough which will make it easier to work with.
Preheat the oven while the dough is chilling out in the fridge. Set at 180°deg (350°F)
At this point you can either use biscuit cutters or roll the dough into small balls and press the dough with the heel of your hand to flatten. It’s better to have them as little ‘puff balls’ I think rather than completely flattened – but that’s up to you!
Bake for approx 8 minutes. Let the biscuits cool a little and the transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling off.
Makes approx 24 biscuits
Yes, these are pretty fine and dandy!