Aunty Helen's ginger biscuits

    30 min

    This is a recipe my neighbour, Helen, gave me in 1970 and I have made for 40 years. The ingredients can easily be doubled.

    Dumfriesshire, Scotland, UK
    21 people made this

    Makes: 15 biscuits

    • 60g (2 oz) margarine or butter
    • 60g (2 oz) lard
    • 1 dessertspoon golden syrup
    • 180g (6 oz) self raising flour
    • 90g (3 oz) dark brown soft sugar
    • 1 teaspoon ground ginger, more to taste
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. Heat margarine and lard in a pan with syrup until melted but do not boil. Remove from heat.
    3. Mix all dry ingredients and add to pan. Add more flour if the mix is oily.
    4. Mix well and form into small balls. Place on a greased baking tray.
    5. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. When cooled, keep in airtight tin.

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