Having had such a wonderful sunny day on the boat yesterday, it is so wet today that thought I would have a go at making ginger nuts. I was quite pleased with how these tasted even though I only had sugar free maple syrup on board and I forgot to add the bicarb (must be getting old). It says in original non low carb version that it makes 3 dozen but I did half the recipe below and made 9 but they were quite thick! Original recipe was from Allrecipes website. Ingredients Makes: 3 dozen biscuits (so it says) 225g (8 oz) fibre flour (ultra fine) 110g (4 oz) granulated sweetener, I used Erythritol 3 tsp baking powder 1 heaped teaspoon ground ginger or however much you like Cinnamon to taste (optional) 110g (4 oz) butter 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda (I forgot it and they still seemed fine) Small amount of warmed milk 2 tablespoons sugar free golden syrup, warmed in pan, then slightly cooled 1 Mix together flour, baking powder, sweetener, ginger and cinnamon. 2 Rub in butter 3 Add bicarbonate of soda 4 Add dry ingredients to syrup and add a little warmed milk a tsp at a time if needed to pull together into a ball 5 Make walnut sized balls of dough, place on a baking sheet, flatten a bit and bake at 180 degrees C or gas mark 4 for 15 to 18 minutes, or slightly less in a fan oven but check after 10 mins. 6 Biscuits are cooked when cracked on top and golden brown.
Nov 25, 2019
Attempted a Yorkshire Pudding as per the recipe on the website for the first time. The result had the texture of a cake rather than a traditional pudding as pictured below. I wonder if this is the expected result or if I did something wrong? I did deviate from the recipe in a few ways. Firstly I did add the optional yeast (Hovis fast action bread yeast) and I did not add the salt to the mixture straight away but gave the yeast a little time without it first. The second thing was that I made the batter some time before it was needed so the yeast was bubbling away for about an hour first. Have these deviations resulted in more of a Yorkshire cake than a pudding?