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Sunday, 13 February 2011

Ginger Crunch for Valentine

I bet you did not know that ginger is a natural aphrodisiac. In fact French legend Madam du Barry used to serve ginger to her lovers which drove them, including Louis XV, to a state of complete and utter submission. So what is a better recipe for Valentine than this ginger crunch.

I received this recipe from someone in New Zealand as part of an email recipe exchange (I love those, add me to the list anytime). It is very easy to make, so try it tomorrow as a special treat for your loved one.

The Base

Cream 125g of butter with 1/2 cup sugar until fluffly. Separately, mix 1.5 cups flour with 1 tsp baking powder and 1 tsp ground ginger. Add to the butter mix, knead well and press dough into a greased baking dish. Bake in 375 oven for 20 - 25 minutes, until light brown.
The Icing

In a small saucepan, combine 50 grams butter, 1/2 cup icing sugar, 1 Tbsp golden syrup and 2 tsp ground ginger. Heat until butter is melted, stirring constantly. Spread over hot biscuit base. Once cool, cut into squares and serve.
Happy Valentine 

Thank you Meredith!

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