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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Ginger Kisses Recipe

Have you ever bought ginger kisses from the supermarket and wanted to make them for yourself. The recipe is just so simple and easy to make and you get a lot more for your money out of making them yourself as well as being so much nicer than the shop bought ones.
I have made the cream filling plain, with coffee and with some preserved ginger in it and I have to say that they are all equally as yummy. The ones from the shops have the plain filling so try experiementing to see which one you prefer.

125g flour
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
115g butter ( better than margarine in cooking) softened at room temperature
85g caster sugar
1 egg - at room temperature
2 teaspoons golden syrup (can use honey)
1/2 teaspoon bi-carb soda
1 tablespoon hot water

30g butter
120g pure icing sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
2 tablespoons boiling water

Preheat oven to 180C or 170C for fan forced oven.
Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in egg until combined then add the golden syrup( or honey).
Sift flour, baking powder and spices together and fold into mixture until just combined.
Dissolve bi-carb soda in the hot water and add to mixture and stir through.
Line two oven trays with baking paper and put small teaspoonful of the mixture on them.
Bake for approx 10 minutes or until cooked. Remove from oven and cool on cake racks.

To make filling, beat softened butter and icing sugar together with an electric beater. Add the vanilla essence and continue beating until fluffy. Add boiling water, a little amount at a time and continue beating during this process. When light and creamy put aside and when kisses are cooled down sandwich two together with small amount of filling.
You can add a little amount of hot percolate coffee instead of water or add some instant coffee (about 1 teaspoon) to the boiling water. Instead you may like to add a little amount of preserved ginger ( about 1 tablespoon) which has been finely chopped to the mixture with the water. This is a lovely alternative.