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South African Ginger Biscuits - perfect for Christmas!



100 portion(s)


  • 1300 g Plain Bakers Flour
  • 450 g Butter
  • 900 g brown sugar, Mill into castor sugar
  • 30 g bicarb soda
  • 30 g cream of tartar
  • 5 eggs
  • 125 g Milk
  • 2 tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp mixed spice
  • 120 g golden syrup
  • Pinch salt
  • 6
    Preparation 30min
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    • Appliance TM 5 image
      Recipe is created for
      TM 5
      Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!

Recipe's preparation

    Biscuit Dough
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C

    Add flour, cream of tartar, ground ginger, mixed spice & salt to the TM bowl and combine for 5 secs / speed 5

    Transfer to a large mixing bowl & make a well in the middle of the flour to pour the liquid

    Rinse the bowl with cold water & dry well

    The brown sugar needs to be turned into castor sugar, by milling it for 5 secs / speed 9  (do about 250g at a time - but do not add to the flour)

    Once it's all milled put it all back into the TM bowl & add to it the butter (cut into cubes) & the syrup.

    Cook for 25 mins / 120 degrees / speed 3

    The mixture will be looking more like fudge at this point. Be careful not to burn yourself as it's boiling hot.

    Mix the bicarb into the milk & then with the blades running on speed 3 / slowly pour in the milk & bicarb mixutre and then add the eggs through the hole in the lid one at a time until combined. 

    The next part gets a little tricky as the cream of tartar in the flour will start to foam as soon as the hot liquid is added.

    Slowly start pouring the hot mixture from the TM bowl into the well you made earlier in the flour in the mixing bowl and mix with a wooden spoon. Do NOT pour all the hot mixture into the flour at the same time. Pour a small amount at a time and mix it well with a wooden spoon until all the liquid is mixed into the flour.

    The dough is quite sticky so using a tablespoon & a little extra flour - roll the dough into small balls & then flatten with a fork.

    I could fit around 16 into 1 tray at a time. Make sure you keep enough space between each biscuit as they expand when they are baked.

    Place into the oven and bake between 10-15 mins 

    Cool on a rack completely before storing in an airtight container.




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  • Any chance of converting this

    Submitted by cliveandtracy on 23. December 2014 - 12:48.

    Any chance of converting this to TM31


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  • great taste

    Submitted by 1brayden on 20. December 2014 - 19:15.

    great taste

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  • I made a half batch and took

    Submitted by Bondy on 26. November 2014 - 11:59.

    I made a half batch and took some to work.  One colleague was 'I can't stop eating them' and another was 'best ginger bikkies ever!

    Definitely making these again. 

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  • Lovely biscuits!  I will

    Submitted by Cookie Monster on 17. November 2014 - 16:18.

    Lovely biscuits!  I will definitely make again.

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