Grantham Gingerbreads with Lemon Zest

lynne cox

By
@nightwing451

This is a slight veriation on the orignal Grantham Gingerbread, which i find gives it a pleasant change. Im also in the process of trying to adapt the recipe using Sweet and Low, and low fat Butter, i dont know how these will work aa they are in the oven as we speak :)

I tried the Sweet and Low with low fat marg and didnt really like the results, however i then made a batch using Muscavado sugar and they were really nice, sort of crunchy and chewy :)


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Serves:

Roughly 30 large biscuits, but this does Depend how hungry you are!!

Prep:

1 Hr 10 Min

Cook:

40 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1/4 lb
butter or marg
1/4 lb
caster sugar
1/4 lb
self raising flour
2 tsp
ginger
1 large
egg
1
grated zest of 1 unwaxed lemon

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cream sugar and butter together until light and fluffy, gradually add the beaten egg and zest from one lemon. mix well.
2
Sift the flour and ginger together and add gradually to the Sugar, Butter, Lemon Zest and Egg mixture. This will form a stiff dough.
3
Break off pieces about the size of a walnut and place on a greased baking sheet. leaving space between them as they will spread.
4
When cooked in about 40-45 minutes put them on a wire rack to cool- Enjoy with a cup of your favorite tea!!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies, Biscuits
Main Ingredient: Spice/Herb/Seasoning
Regional Style: English
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom