Homage to all the finalists in this years Great British Bake Off! All are amazing.I know who I have my money on.
Mary Berry just goes up and up in my estimation every year. She finds something positive to say about 98% of all the bakes, be it the flavour , texture , rise colour, or even just the idea. Who can’t be inspired by her?
I have bought myself a couple of her books and I propose to have a go at baking something from them every week, which means that some weeks I won’t manage it. It’s October now so I think about Autumn, and that to me that means Halloween and ginger. I love Ginger, sometimes going over the top with it a bit. So I shall be tackling some of the ginger recipes. All pretty low level stuff , but yummy I hope.
First off are these Yorkshire Gingernuts
Oven 160C/ gas 3
3 baking trays greased
Heat tog 100g butter and 1 tablespoon golden syrup, until the butter has melted
Mix tog 350g self raising flour, 100g demerara sugar, 100g light muscovado sugar , 1 level tablespoon ground ginger and 1 level teaspoon bicarb of soda
Then add 1 large beaten egg and the butter mix to form a dough.
Form the dough into small balls the size of a walnut and place on trays. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
How I got on
The recipe says it makes 50. My idea of a walnut must be different from Mary Berry’s. I got 22 from the mix and oh boy are they hard to bite into. Ideal for dunking though.My picture looks like the picture in the book. I would like them more gingery too.
Not quite certain why they are called Yorkshire gingernuts, never seen this recipe anywhere else. and to be honest a disappointing recipe, I have better ginger biscuit recipes.
Have a go, let me know what you think. Are you a Bake Off fan?