Saturday, December 17, 2005

The boys

this is my favourite Christmas spice biscuit recipe, we've been making these for 15 years. They keep for weeks un-iced. Yes Cece this is for your contest!
(thanks for the heads up!)

2/3 cup golden syrup (not sure if you can get this in the USA, it is like a lighter taste and colour of treacle, it is NOT corn syrup, you could try treacle)
1/2 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
113g butter
125g ground almonds
2 1/4 c plain flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
zest of 2 lemons

melt the first 3 ingredients together in a pan, boil gently for 2 minutes.
Mix in the other ingredients, the batter will be quite soft
refrigerate for an hour or so, until kneadable
heat oven to 180 degrees (360)
roll out to 1/4 inch thickness, cut out shapes
bake 8-10 minutes