Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Ginger Kisses

I fell in love with these melt-in-the-mouth little gingerbread cakes with filling called 'Ginger Kisses' when my family and I visited New Zealand in 2007 but have not been able to find the correct recipe to make them at home.

That was until I met a lady from New Zealand recently and I asked her about them, and she suggested that I Google 'ginger gems' instead. I did just  that and voila! There was the recipe that I had been searching for all this time!

I made a batch of them and my daughter brought some to school to share with her friends during recess...and came back with praises from her friends.

You might want to try them too. If you have a sweet tooth like mine, you won't be disappointed! Some of the ingredients you would need to get from stores selling baking supplies.


250g   butter

2         eggs
¾ cup sugar
2 cups flour
1 level teaspoon baking soda dissolved in ¼ cup boiling water
1 level teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon golden syrup
2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon powder


1½  cups icing sugar

1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon Creamwell 
2 teaspoon lemon juice
a little boiling water


1) Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffly. Add eggs and beat well.

2) Mix in dry ingredients and baking soda dissolved in ¼ cup boiling water.

3) Place half tablespoons of batter on a tray lined with baking paper, spacing them well apart Bake for 20 mins or until the edges start to brown, at 180 degrees Celsius.

4) Remove from oven, cool about 10 mins before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

5) Mix icing ingredients and enough boiling water to form a smooth creamy icing. Sandwich the ginger kisses together with the icing.

6) Enjoy!

On a different note, I made some ping pei mooncakes this year using 2 different fillings and when I cut them into quarters they looked like heart shapes (viewed from a certain angle). It's amazing how our eyes can find something unusual in the ordinary things!

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