Grantham Gingerbread

Not like traditional gingerbread - more of a chewy on the inside crunchy biscuit!

Course Snack
Cuisine English
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


  • 100 g English Butter
  • 350 g Caster Sugar
  • 1 Egg Beaten
  • 250 g Self Raising Flour
  • 1 tsp Ginger


  1. Get out all of the ingredients - I normally weigh and measure at the start to speed things up when I actually start baking

  2. Beat the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.   I used my K Mix but this could be done by hand.  My butter was just out of the fridge so it took a while, if doing it by hand I would allow the butter to soften first

  3. Once the butter and sugar is pale and fluffy, beat in the egg.  Then once it has been combined add the flour and ginger.  This will make quite a dry dough.

    Bring the dough together by hand and then roll in to little balls.  I forgot to take a picture of this stage!  It should make about 30

  4. Put the balls on to a couple of trays - make sure they are spaced out as they will spread and rise.  Bake for 40 - 45 minutes until golden and crispy.  Remove from tray and put on a rack to cool.

  5. Enjoy with a nice cup of tea or coffee