grantham gingerbreads with lemon zest

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By lynne cox
from Colchester

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 :)

serves Roughly 30 large biscuits, but this does Depend how hungry you are!!
prep time 1 Hr 10 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For grantham gingerbreads with lemon zest

  • 1/4 lb
    butter or marg
  • 1/4 lb
    caster sugar
  • 1/4 lb
    self raising flour
  • 2 tsp
  • 1 lg
  • 1
    grated zest of 1 unwaxed lemon

How To Make grantham gingerbreads with lemon zest

  • 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!!

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