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Ginger Crunch Slice

Ginger Crunch Slice

A classic Ginger Crunch Slice based on the original Edmonds Cookbook recipe... with a melt-in-your-mouth shortbread base and delicious ginger caramel icing. 
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Course: Slices
Cuisine: Baking
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 20 serves
Calories: 208kcal

Equipment

  • Beaters, stand-mixer or Thermomix
  • Stove-top, microwave or Thermomix
  • Oven

Ingredients

  • 125 g butter softened
  • 110 g (½ cup) caster sugar
  • 190 g (1 ½ cups) plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground ginger

For the icing

  • 150 g butter
  • 190 g (1 ½ cups) icing sugar
  • 4 tbs golden syrup
  • 6 tsp ground ginger

Instructions

Conventional Method

  • Preheat oven to 190 degrees celsius. Grease and line a 20x30cm baking tray with baking paper and set aside. 
  • Cream butter and sugar together until pale and fluffy. 
  • Add the sifted plain flour, baking powder and ginger and mix to combine. 
  • Knead the dough on a floured board until it comes together (it will be quite dry and crumbly). 
  • Press the dough into the prepared tin and smooth the top with a spoon. 
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until lightly golden. 
  • To make the icing, place the butter, sifted icing sugar, golden syrup and ginger into a saucepan over medium heat and stir until the butter has melted. 
  • Pour the icing over the still warm slice. 
  • When the icing has just set, cut into slices. 
  • Store in an airtight container. 

Thermomix Method

  • Preheat oven to 190 degrees celsius. Grease and line a 20x30cm baking tray with baking paper and set aside. 
  • Cream the butter and sugar on Speed 4 until pale and creamy (scraping down the sides occasionally). 
  • Add the sifted plain flour, baking powder and ground ginger and mix on Speed 6, 6 seconds. Knead on Interval Speed for 1 ½ minutes. 
  • Press the dough into the prepared tin and smooth the top with a spoon. 
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until lightly golden. 
  • Place the butter, icing sugar, golden syrup and ground ginger into the Thermomix bowl and melt on Speed 3, 80 degrees, 3 minutes or until melted. 
  • Pour the icing over the still warm slice. 
  • When the icing has just set, cut into slices. 

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Nutrition

Calories: 208kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 99mg | Potassium: 44mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 345IU | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.6mg