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Ginger Crunch

This famous recipe from the New Zealand Edmonds Cookbook is to die for. I grew up eating this slice and I can tell you first hand, it’s delicious. It has a crunchy slice bottom and a sweet spicy ginger icing. I hope you enjoy this slice as much as us Kiwi’s do. Enjoy!

125g butter, softened
½ cup sugar
1 ½ cups plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground ginger

120g butter
1 ¼ cup icing sugar
¼ cup golden syrup
4 teaspoons ground ginger

Preheat oven to 180˚C/160˚C fan-forced. Grease and line a slice tin with baking paper.
Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Sift in flour, baking powder and ginger together. Mix into creamed mixture. Tip the crumbly dough into the tin and press down with the back of a spoon. Firm it down and rub the spoon over to level out the dough.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until light brown.
Ice with hot ginger icing. Cool and cut into squares.

In a small saucepan combine butter, icing sugar, golden syrup and ginger. Heat until butter is melted, stirring constantly.

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