16 min

    I really liked these as a child and still do! They are so easy to make, but still very tasty, especially if you dunk them in your tea!

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    Serves: 36 

    • 200g (7 oz) caster sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 150g (5 oz) butter
    • 250g (9 oz) plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:6min  ›  Ready in:16min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / gas mark 4.
    2. Cream sugar, egg, salt and butter together. Add flour, bicarbonate of soda and spices. Mix well. Roll teaspoonfuls of dough into balls and roll the balls in sugar.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven for 5 to 6 minutes.

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    Absolutely scrummy! I doubled the ginger as I didn't have any clove (and don't like it much) and as others have suggested I baked for 10 - 12 minutes. The sugar on the outside gives a really nice crunch. Am now going to experiment adding chopped stem ginger to see if this works.  -  26 Sep 2011


    After having a rough few days and feeling very nauseous, I decided to exploit the nausea-calming properties of ginger and make these biscuits. Like many others, I, too, used two spoons of ginger. I also used a half and half mix of white sugar and brown sugar, and used self raising flour because I had no plain. I just left out the baking powder. They came out absolutely wonderful! VERY tasty with a glass of milk. No longer feeling ill, and the whole house smells wonderful, too :D  -  09 Dec 2011


    I have just made these! These are delicious! So much so I have just eaten 3 hot from the oven! I put in 2tsp Ginger, 1tsp cinnamon & no cloves (only as I had none) & rolled in natural Demerara!  -  24 Jun 2010