Thursday 15 October 2015

Aunty Olive's

Aunty Olive belongs to the HG's side. Sadly no longer with us now. She lived in Yorkshire and this recipe for her ginger biscuits never fails. 
I've given it to a few people who love it just as much. I'm not sure where the recipe originally came from. But we call them Aunty Olive's. 
I can't get to the original right now but here is a photo of it taken by one of my friends, who I sent a photocopy to. I love the old fashioned hand writing that generation had. 
A word mind, substituting the marg for butter doesn't work! The results are nowhere near as good! 
I always use stork! 
Incase the photos are not clear 
6oz SR Flour
4oz marg
3oz sugar ( I use caster ) ( but soft brown works too )
1tblspn golden syrup
1 tspn ground ginger
1/2tspn bicarbonate of soda

Mix flour, ginger n bicarb
Melt butter,sugar,syrup
Combine the two
Roll walnut sized pieces into balls
Flatten slightly on a lined tray
Leave space as they do spread 
Good for dunking! 
Makes loads!! 
They come out like this 

I finally have a mini ta daaah! 
A new pattern to make a Cornish pastyesque bootee! 
They are destined for my bosses' new baby granddaughter! Not perfect but still cute! 

I'm just off to reply to all my lovely commenters now X cheerio 

Love from 
Rachel *ready for half term* Radiostar xxx


  1. Oh, ginger snaps! I could not tell that from the picture but they may be called Aunty Olive's from now on in my kitchen! I will give the recipe a try. Thanks so much. And the baby booties are adorable
    Karen in Virginia

  2. Hi Karen, thank you for popping by my little piece of the Internet. You'll have to let me know if you make them, if they turn out! I don't know what Aunty Olive would have thought about her fingers going global!!! Xx

    1. Her fingers??? My phone changed ginger to fingers! Lol blooming auto correct

  3. Those little bootees are clever! Do you have the pattern, please?
    I LOVE those gingers and I love the name too - I had an Aunty Olive too (really a Great Aunty Olive).
    J x

    1. Ill photo it and email you Joy X though don't be showing me up by displaying hundreds of pairs of perfect specimens lol lol xx

  4. Hi Rachel...Your ginger biscuits look fabulous....I think I will have to give this recipe a try at the weekend. I love ginger biscuits and maybe I will have to start calling them Aunty Olives from now on! x

    1. Hi Debbie, you'll have to let me know how you get on with them! A friend already sent me a photo of the Aunty Olive's she made!

  5. Pretty in pink, how cute are they, ginger biscuits not for me not a fan of ginger.

    1. They are not *that* gingery tbh
      Maybe I might experiment by just adding vanilla instead?!

  6. Thanks for the recipe. Love the bootees.

    1. Thank Aunty Olive! I'm going to try the bootees with different sized needles next

  7. Those bootees are so cute and the little daisies are gorgeous. They've made me go all broody. Now I want another baby girl just so I can dress her up. Time for a long cold shower I think. xx

  8. That recipe is a very popular one in this house too. Delicious! Those bootees are too cute. Now I want something to put in a pair! X

    1. I suggest NOT meeting up with her at number 38!!! You'll talk yourselves into trouble!


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