Elgie’s Ginger Biscuits

What’s special about these biscuits?

King Henry VIII is said to have used ginger as a medicine. Ginger is a good spice for settling complaining digestive systems! It’s a warming food and fresh ginger tea makes a comforting drink when you have a cold .

Lemon is said to ward off colds and speed up the healing of wounds. It is rich in Vitamin C, helping the body absorb iron and other important nutrients.

450 g plain flour
225 g sugar
225 g syrup
170 g margarine
1 egg
1 ½ teaspoon ginger powder
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
Salt and squeeze lemon


  1. Melt margarine and syrup.
  2. Mix all dry ingredients together
  3. Add egg, then the melted mixture, stir and mix well.
  4. Put rolled balls of mixture (walnut sized) on greased baking sheets, flatten with your hand.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes at 180C.

Alternatives to gluten, dairy, egg and sugar:

GF plain flour
Date syrup or honey to taste
Maple Syrup
Dairy free sunflower spread or Dairy free soya spread
Egg alternative ideas:
1 tbsp ground flaxseed soaked in 3 tbsp water or ¼ cup pureed fruit (per egg)