Tuesday, May 11, 2010

today I'm making .... biscuits

Going to have dinner with friends tonight so decided to bake some bickies to take.  It's just a basic biscuit recipe to which I have added ginger and almonds ...'cause that makes them a bit more grown up.
Here is the recipe:
100g Buderim Naked Ginger (uncrystalized sweet ginger)
120g slivered almonds
process together or chop finely

125g butter
1/2 cup sugar (I used 1/3 cup Smart Sugar*)
1 egg
1 1/4 cup plain flour (I used organic wholemeal flour), sifted
1 teaspoon baking powder

Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius.  Beat butter and sugar with electric mixer until mixture is light and creamy. Add the egg and mix until combined. Fold through the flour, baking powder  and chopped ginger and almonds.
Shape teaspoons full into rounds. press down with a fork. Place on silicone sheet  (or non stick paper) on baking tray. Bake for 10 - 12 minutes, until golden. Cool on wire rack.  Makes about 30 biscuits - depending on size.

*Smart Sugar is made by CSR and is natural sugar with Stevia and contains half the calories of ordinary sugar.  The stevia plant is native to South America, sweetness is extracted from the leaves and it can be up to 300 times sweeter than sugar - so not as much is required to get the same sweetness

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