This is one of Nana’s little handwritten recipes. Her writing is beautiful, but sometimes hard to read. This is the type of recipe that turns up so often in Nana’s notes. With incredibly simple instructions. So straight forward that they challenge your baking skills (a problem, as mine often leave a lot to be desired). There is assumed knowledge. You should have done this kind of thing a million times before, so why waste paper right?
This recipe is incredibly quick, simple and uses items that are already in your cupboard. You WILL think that you have screwed this up, but if I did things properly, you won’t have. Don’t stress.
You will need: (I think; note 1 oz = 28g)
- 4 oz butter
- 4 oz sugar
- 7 oz plain flour
- 1 teaspoon ginger
- 1 teaspoon baking power
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 4 tablespoons icing sugar
- 1 teaspoon ginger (I’m guessing here)
- 2 teaspoons golden syrup
Rub butter into flour, sugar, ginger and baking powder until crumbly. Press into tin and bake in moderate oven (about 180 degrees celcius) for about 20 minutes.
For the topping: put all ingredients in saucepan until butter is melted and spread while warm and cut into squares.
That. Is. It.
I kept mine in the fridge and I would recommend the same. I can’t speak for anyone else, but this is one that I really enjoyed. Perfect for just a taste.
Love Kath and Kate xx
These look gorgeous with their orange tones! So wonderful to have hand written recipes passed down from your nan.
You are so right Lauren, they are very special to have. It is wonderful to leaf through her notebooks and know that she so carefully and beautifully wrote eat recipe out!
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You’re very lucky! 🙂