If you grew up with these you will know how gorgeous light and warming they are to eat, and you know how hard it is to restrict yourself to just one of these beauties!
Ginger kisses are a traditional kiwi treat and once you bite into that pillowy ginger goodness you won’t want to leave.
Here is the ingredients list for today’s traditional bake:
2 cups/260g plain flour
1 tsp ground cinnamon
3 heaped tsp ground ginger
1 level tsp baking soda
¾ cup/160g caster sugar
110g salted butter, softened
¼ cup/90g golden syrup
1 large egg
¼ cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
We start by sifting the first 4 ingredients in a bowl and set it aside to cream the next 3 ingredients in another bowl. Once combining those you will add the rest of the ingredients to the creamed mixture.
Heres were you combine the two to make the magic happen, folding in ever so carefully because you don’t want kisses you can bounce off the floor or knock someone out with. 😄
Your oven goes onto the usual 180 C and line your trays with baking paper – I used two as they spread when they cook.
Drop tablespoonfuls of the mixture onto the sheets spaced a little apart to allow for spreading. It’s best to bake them one sheet at a time to allow for even cooking.
Once you room is filled with the gorgeous smell and they are lovely and golden (10-12 minutes) take them out and cool.
Then comes the magic!
I have chosen a buttercream to sandwich them together but if you are going to eat them all in one day feel free to fill with whipped cream.
Here are the ingredients for the buttercream;
60g salted butter
1 cup icing sugar
2 Tsp golden syrup
(feel free to add ground ginger to this if you want an extra kick)
Milk to mix
Place or pipe (if you’re feeling fancy) as much buttercream as you desire onto the base of one kiss and pop another one on top pushing gently to sandwich them together.
Try baking them for yourself and you will agree homemade is best, you also get the added bonus of filling your house with delicious smells for the day. 😊
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