An indulgent treat or a gift for others
3oz crystallised ginger in a jar
4oz plain flour
4oz self raising flour
2 tablespoons of golden syrup
2 tablespoons honey
1 large egg
1 teaspoon ground ginger
SHARPEN YOUR KNIFE and chop the walnuts and the crystallised ginger until they are just tiny pieces. Add the two flours and ground ginger to a large bowl along with the chopped up butter and rub the butter into the flour until it resemble breadcrumbs. Add the egg, golden syrup and honey along with nuts and crystallised ginger. Using a wooden spoon, slowly incorporate everything well until the mixture really thickens and becomes like a dough. At this stage you may have to use a sprinkle more of self raising flour or a little syrup from the jar of crystallised ginger or a few dribbles of lemon juice to get the right consistency.
Place the dough onto the work surface and divide into about 20 pieces. Prepare a couple of baking sheets by cutting a piece of greaseproof paper to shape,
covering the base of the tray. Form each piece of dough into a ball and place these on the trays. Leave a space between each one so that they can spread during cooking. Place at the top of the oven set on gas mark 4, 350F, 180C and cook for about 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown. Allow them to cool before you take them from the tray.