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Aunt Nana’s ginger shortbread

Ginger is always a debatable ingredient in the kitchen… Peppery to some, or even ‘soap-like’ to others… I’m always amazed to discover that gourmets can bite into a block of soap, but hey. Come on, let’s not dawdle, children and gourmets of all ages are stamping their feet!

Ingredients

  • A nice ginger root
  • 8g bicarbonate of soda (1 teaspoon)
  • 200g sugar
  • 500g flour t55
  • 150g butter
  • 5g salt (level teaspoon)
  • 5-10cl milk

Accessories

  • Parchment paper
  • Garlic/herb blender
  • Flat-bottomed glass or funny bucket to sign your cookies

Recipe

  1. Mix the flour, sugar, salt and bicarbonate of soda
  2. Melt the butter and add it to the mixture while continuing to knead, then add the milk so that the dough has a nice homogeneous and non-liquid consistency.
  3. Peel the ginger root and blend it very finely and pass it through a sieve to avoid the fibres, recovering the juice and the fine pulp.
  4. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees
  5. Spoon out bits of dough and make small balls of 3-4cm diameter, not too big to be able to multiply them on the baking sheet and brown them evenly in the oven.
  6. Place them on baking paper and cover with a second sheet.
  7. Press down with a glass bottom to make round, flat cookies of about 5mm (the softer the better, the less crisp they will be)
  8. Put the whole thing in the oven and watch it cook. There is no rule, they cook quite quickly and depends on your oven, when they are a nice golden to brown colour, let them cool down by opening the oven so they can dry.
  9. Store in your pretty cookie jar.

Published on: 30 May 2022  -  Filed under: Blog EN, Recipes