Ginger is a spice that will warm you on a cold winters day and here is a traditional and easy recipe that you can enjoy with a warm cup of tea in front of the fire or perhaps gift to your friends in a pretty tin.
|175 grams butter
|100 grams butter
|3/4 cup sugar
|1 cup icing sugar
|1 1/4 cup plain flour
|2 Tbsp golden syrup
|1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
|4 tsp ground ginger
|1 1/2 tsp baking powder
Pre-heat the oven to 180°C. Grease and line a 25cm x 20cm baking tin. Cream butter and sugar together until pale. Sift in flour, ginger and baking powder and mix until combined. Press evenly into the tin.
Bake for 20 - 25 minutes until base is firm to the touch. Remove from the oven and gently level out the base with the back of the spoon. Ice while the base is still warm.
Heat icing ingredients in a small saucepan. Stir until melted and combined. Pour the icing over the warm base and spread out evenly. Leave to cool in the tin before cutting into squares.
It is best to cut this slice in the tin, just before the icing is fully set, using a warm, wet knife.