350g gluten free plain flour
1 tbsp ground ginger
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
175g light muscovado sugar
100g lactose free butter, chopped
8 pieces of stem ginger, chopped (not too finely), plus thin slices, to decorate (optional)
1 large egg
4 tbsp golden syrup
Serves - 6
Mix the gluten free flour, ground ginger, bicarbonate of soda, 1/2 tsp salt and sugar in a bowl, then rub in the lactose free butter to make crumbs. Stir in the chopped stem ginger.
Beat together the egg and syrup, pour into the dry ingredients and stir, then knead with your hands to make a dough.
Cut the dough in half and shape each piece into a thick sausage about 6cm across, making sure that the ends are straight.
Wrap in cling film and chill for 20 mins. You can now freeze all or part of the dough for 2 months.
Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4 and line 2 baking sheets with baking parchment.
Thickly slice each sausage into 12 and put the slices on the baking sheets, spacing them well apart and reshaping any, if necessary, to make rounds.
Bake for 12 mins, then leave to cool for a few mins to harden before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
Decorate with a slice of ginger, if you like. Will keep for 1 week in an airtight container.
Recipe adapted from: Good Food