Stem ginger shortbread

Stem ginger shortbread


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About this recipe: This is a great old fashioned recipe for an easy ginger shortbread. This delicious shortbread is topped with a ginger glaze and decorated with stem ginger.

jean.isacke Dorset, England, UK

Serves: 8 

  • For the shortbread
  • 110g (4 oz) plain flour
  • 55g (2 oz) cornflour
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 110g (4 oz) butter
  • 55g (2 oz) soft brown sugar
  • For the icing
  • 110g (4 oz) icing sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ginger syrup
  • 1 tablespoon chopped stem ginger

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:50min 

  1. Preheat oven to 160 C / Gas 3. Grease a 20cm (8 in) round loose-bottomed cake tin.
  2. For the shortbread:

  3. In a large bowl, sift together the flour and cornflour then add the ground ginger.
  4. In a separate bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar together, then combine with the flour mixture to make a soft dough.
  5. Press the mixture into the prepared cake tin and smooth the top with the back of a spoon. Pinch the edges and prick the centre area with a fork.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 35 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes in the tin, then transfer to a cooling rack.
  7. For the icing:

  8. Mix icing sugar with ginger syrup and spread onto the cold shortbread. Top with stem ginger.
  9. When the icing has set, slice and serve.

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I forgot to check on it and it was a bit over done, but good enough! - 07 May 2015

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