Monday, 13 October 2014

Rainy Day Baking: Autumn Spice Biscuits

One of our favourite things to do in autumn is bake. There is something utterly autumnal for me in the scent of mixed spices, cooked apple and pumpkin soup in the air... that fresh baked smell that draws small children to the kitchen.

And this recipe is one they love to get stuck in with.

So for all those rainy afternoons it seems we're about to experience... here's a little recipe for some Autumn Spice Biscuits that we've been enjoying on these stuck-in-the-house days...

Because its true, isn't it?

Photo courtesy of Pinterest

You need:
175g brown sugar
2 tbsp golden syrup
100g margerine
3 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cinnamon
350g plain flour
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 egg, lightly beaten

Heat the sugar, golden syrup and butter in a saucepan until they are melted.

Mix the flour and spices in a mixing bowl

Dissolve the bicarbonate of soda in 1tsp of cold water.

Make a well in the flour mixture and add the melted sugar mixture, the egg, and the bicarbonate of soda mixture. Mix through. The mixture will feel soft and sticky. 

In the bowl, cover the top of the mixture with cling film and leave to cool. Once cooled, place in the fridge for one hour so that it firms up.

After an hour, heat the oven to 190C/Gas Mark 5

Remove the mixture from the fridge and knead on a lightly floured surface. Roll it out and cut into shapes with cutters. Transfer onto baking sheets, leaving room between each shape for them to spread.

Bake for 12-15 minutes until biscuits darken slightly.

Leave to cool on a wire rack!


Unfortunately, they were gobbled up so quickly, that I never had a chance to get photographs of the finished product... 

... but they were utterly delicious, and a total hit with the little ladies!


  1. that sounds like all baking in my house - if I want to take a picture I have to hide it before the gannets arrive!

  2. Yeah sounds nice I think I will give this a go with jack and Emma


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