This is my grandma's not-so-secret-anymore recipe for ginger biscuits! I have had special permission from my grandma to share it with you all!
12 oz self raising flour
8 oz sugar (granulated is fine for this recipe)
2 tsp ground ginger
1/3 tsp bicarbonate of soda
4 oz margarine
2 tbsp golden syrup (not massive spoonfulls)
Add the flour, sugar, ginger, egg & bicarbonate of soda into a fairly big bowl and mix together.
Next, melt the margarine and golden syrup in a pan over a low heat.
Add the melted syrup and marge into the flour and sugar mix.
The mixture should now be a nice dough, it's not very firm, but should be firm enough to roll into golf-ball sized balls. If the mixture is too runny, just mix in a bit more flour.
Roll into between 12-16 round balls and place on a baking tray (I use two trays, and put on in after the other so they bake evenly). They flatten out to biscuit shapes when they cook, so leave some room around them.
Bake in the oven for between 13-15 minutes (depending on your oven) at gas mark 4/140 degrees c. They should be a golden colour when cooked, and starting to brown on the outside.
Using a spatula, take off the tray onto a wire cooling rack. If you don't have a rack, just leave them on the baking tray until cool.
Eat & enjoy! Because my grandma makes me them, I like to still have them with a cup of milk like when I was a wee bairn!