Go on, put a little fire into your gingernuts! These little cuties are crunchy at the edges and slightly chewy in the middle. For adults only, or staunch kids.
125 grams of butter
1 cup of sugar
2 tablespoons of golden syrup
2 cups of selfraising flour
3 teaspoons of ground ginger
1/4- 1/2 teaspoon of Hot Samoan Boys Chilli Sauce
Preheat the oven to 190 degrees C
Melt butter in a saucepan
Remove from heat.
Stir in the sugar, golden syrup and beaten egg.
Sift flour and ginger into another bowl
Pour in the butter mixture
Mix them together.
Put the dough in the fridge to cool down for about 15-20 minutes
When it has firmed up roll teaspoonfuls of the mixture into balls
Place well apart on lightly greased/ baking paper lined oven trays (or they will run into each other)
Bake in a moderate oven for about 12 minutes till they are golden brown.
Watch carefully towards the end of the cooking time to make sure they don't burn at the edges.
Makes approximately 45