December 3, 2010 § Leave a comment
These bickies take longer to cook because of their density but I can assure you they are worth the weight. I have written the approximate time here but depending on the temperamental nature of your oven it could be longer – so watch them and use the tip of your finger – once they are firm and the mixture doesn’t stick to your finger, they’re ready. Allow them to cool on a wire rack because as they cool they harden, too. Coconut sugar is a healthy alternative to refined white sugar and it can be found in most good Health Food shops. More about it here.
Okay so here goes
- 3 cups wholemeal flour
- 3/4 cup coconut sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp ground ginger
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons of golden syrup
- 125g organic butter
- 1/4 cup icing sugar
How ya make them:
- Firstly preheat the oven to 170 degrees. It has to be hot when the bickies go in.
- Now, on a medium/high heat add the butter, syrup and sugar. Stir constantly until it’s melted and combined and golden delicious.
- Add the mixture to a bowl, and add the flour and egg and salt and stir thoroughly. If the mixture is too sticky, add a bit extra flour.
- Cover with a tea towel and place in the fridge to rest for about ten minutes.
- After some time, dust a counter top with some icing sugar. Grab a handful of the mixture, and use your palms to flatten it out so it’s about 1cm thick.
- Now go ahead and use your cute kitcshy Christmas cutters! If you’re making gingerbread men, you can use currants to make the eyes and nose and citrus rind for the mouth. Place them onto some oven proof paper on a tray and then into the oven.
- When the mixture is firm and not sticky to the fingers, they’re ready. Take them out of the oven and place them onto a wire rack to cool for half an hour.
Now go and gobble them up! You can dust them with icing sugar if you like!
The dough freezes well.