November 26, 2010

Grandma's Ginger Biscuits

I've been baking, sewing and glueing up a storm today for a certain baby shower I'm helping put together for tomorrow.  

While I can't reveal my sewing adventures, I can tell you that these are seriously the best biscuits EVER.

Grandma's ginger biscuits.  Part of the anzacs/shortbread/ginger biscuits trio (family you know what this means). I've no idea where her recipe came from, but they are AWESOME.  Dunk these babies in a cup of tea and see what I'm talking about.

 And since it's Friday, I'll share the recipe with you...written exactly as she wrote it out for me.


  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 5 teaspns ground ginger
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 125g melted butter or margarine
  • 2/3 cup honey

  1. Place dry ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine
  2. Melt honey and butter/marg in a small saucepan until bubbling
  3. Add to dy ingredients and mix well
  4. Place teaspoon sized amounts onto a greased tray
  5. Place in oven set to 200 degrees c
  6. Bake for 10 mins then change trays on shelves
  7. Bake for another 5 - 10 mins
Note from Grandma - if cooked too long they go very hard.  Be careful on your teeth.
Note from me - bear in mind this recipe needs a little alteration for fan forced or hot ovens like mine.

Yum.  Enjoy!


  1. These look so yum, perfect for the christmas season upon us. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    I have just discovered your lovely blog. And I a have become a follower too:)

  2. mmmm.... have to make them one day... hope you are bringing some tomorrow :) im excited and can't wait :)

  3. How fabulous. They seriously look divine and so great using a family recipe. Hope you enjoy the baby shower. Pruxxx

  4. I can't find where i've written down her gingernuts - i use a different recipe but yes i have fond memories of that trio AND morning coffee bics :) I have her shortbread bics recipe too but they always crumble heaps. EVERY time i make them though everyone raves about them :)

  5. I was always amazed that she baked them weekly, I always knew what I would find in those tupperware containers :-)


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