Ginger Syrup Cake

I’ve been doing the shopping for my mother in law whilst she is sheltering and she often asks for a ginger cake – you know one of those squidgy packet cakes that have been around forever and come in either ginger or golden syrup flavour? Well it got me thinking that a combination of the…

Ginger Christmas Cake

Get your spoons ready, it’s time for ‘stir up Sunday’! Fruit cakes are surprisingly easy to make dairy and egg-free and I guarantee the resulting cake will be hoovered up in no time. Last year we left a whole cake (only uneaten due the overkill of other options) with the in-laws and it had completely…

Ginger Muffins

It’s essential to have a few muffin recipes in your repertoire, not only to let you whip up a quick snack in minutes, but also as a fancy, exciting breakfast option. I also find they’re a great option to make when you have unexpected guests as they as they’re the complete package – no need to…

Ginger Cupcakes

This recent cold snap has made me think of warming spices and anything comforting and cosy. Ginger is one such spice, and I’m always looking for a new twist to a cupcake. I quite like the addition of crystalized ginger pieces but the girls found them too hot and spicy, so next time I might…

Lemon and Ginger Wafers

These crisp lemon and ginger wafers are a tried and tested pairing of flavours. The ginger gives a subtle spicy heat to the fresh, bright tang of lemon. Loosely based on a recipe in ‘Scandalicious Baking’ these are really rather nice with a cup of tea or coffee. Also, as an added bonus, they keep…

Ginger Flapjacks

I needed a hearty, packable snack that would give a boost of energy but also warmth during this bitterly cold weather. Flapjacks seem to be the ultimate energy giver and combining them with the natural warmth of ginger keeps the chill at bay. Well, that’s the theory. The crystalized ginger gives bursts of spice while…

Ginger Snaps

Ginger snaps are lovely biscuits, and while McVitie’s Ginger Nuts are a great dairy, egg and nut free standby, sometimes it’s nicer to have homemade. This version doesn’t have any molasses or black treacle in, making them lighter and maybe more palatable to younger taste-buds. Add more ginger, even some other spices, to taste –…