Ginger Slices

Posted on May 16, 2013

If you are a fan of ginger than you are going to love these ginger slices. Every bite is full of fiery ginger, the base is crumbly and the topping is smooth, sweet and spicy! I love ginger as a flavour and so does my fella, he is a massive fan and loves it in almost anything so I am always on the look out for new and interesting ways to use it. That’s when I spotted this recipe in ‘Love Baking’ magazine and knew I had to try it.


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ginger slices stacked next to a tin


The base is basically a gingery shortbread, its so crumbly and light I could just eat it by itself, maybe one day I will make it just to eat it that way.


3 ginger slices stacked and tied with an orange bow


And the topping is amazing; it’s smooth and so sweet. You need to have a sweet tooth to really appreciate this and a deep love of ginger for it is a little on the fiery side. What makes it so sweet is the golden syrup (light corn syrup can be used instead) and the icing / confectioners sugar, that is melted in a pan with the butter and the very generous 2 tablespoons of ground ginger.


a bite out of ginger slice


This is a great afternoon pick me up, or you could serve with ice cream for a dessert. Either way any fan of ginger is going to love this recipe.


a shot above of ginger slices


Stacked ginger slices tied up with an orange ribbon.

Ginger Slices

A sweet and fiery ginger treat.
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Course: Bars / Afternoon Tea
Cuisine: British
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 12 -16 bars
Author: Emma


Ingredients for the base

  • 225 grams Plain flour (All Purpose, (1 and 6/8 cup))
  • 100 grams caster (superfine sugar, (1/2 cup))
  • 1 teaspoon Baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 150 grams unsalted butter - cut into cubes ((3/4 cup))

For The topping

  • 150 grams unsalted butter ((3/4 cup))
  • 60 millilitres golden syrup or light corn syrup can be used ((1/4 cup))
  • 300 grams Icing sugar (Confectioners sugar - sieved, (2 and 1/2 cups))
  • 2 tablespoons ground ginger


Directions for base

  • Pre heat your oven to 350F / 180C / Gas mark 4. Line a 7 x 10 inch tin with baking parchment.
  • Place the flour, sugar, baking powder and ground ginger in a medium sized bowl and mix them all together.
  • Add the butter and mix it in until it resembles breadcrumbs.
  • Take the crumbly mixture and pour it into your pre prepared tin. And take a large spoon and press the mixture down and spread it out evenly.
  • Pop the tin in the centre of your oven for 20-25 minutes. Don’t worry if its still pale in colour its meant to be.
  • Leave the base in its tin and put it to one side.

For the topping

  • Melt the butter and golden syrup in a medium sized pan on a low heat.
  • While that is melting sift the icing sugar and ginger together in a bowl.
  • Once the butter and syrup have melted add the icing sugar mix to the pan and keep mixing until everything is incorporated.
  • Once everything is well mixed cook for a further 1 to 2 minutes then take off the heat. You want your mixture to be smooth.
  • Pour the topping straight from the pan on to the base in its tin.
  • And leave it to cool and set, about 2 hours. Once cold to the touch gently lift it out of its tin and cut it into squares or slices. You will yield anything from 12 to 16 bars.
  • These will keep for up to 5 days in an airtight tin.
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    • They are lovely and if you love ginger then these are a perfect treat for you! 🙂

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  1. I love your creative ideas for great treats! I would have never put these flavors together. And I would have missed out. Another reason to follow your blog. lol.

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    • Hi Jeff, thank you so much for all your kind words I’m incredibly flattered 🙂 These ginger slices are amazing and are a perfect fix for when you are craving something very sweet but with a little bit of a kick to it. I hope to see you around 🙂

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    • Hi DB, thank you very much. They were lovely something I will definitely be baking again and again 🙂

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    • Hello and thanks for stopping by 🙂 Ginger does give a wonderful kick and is lovely in cakes and bakes. Thanks for your lovely compliments, I hope you enjoy them when you make them, as you are a ginger fan I am sure you will.

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    • Hi Laura, thanks for stopping by 🙂 I’m glad you like these they are lovely, if you are a ginger fan then you will love them. I hope you get around to trying them soon.

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  2. These look and sound marvelous Emma! Love the sound if ginger and shortbread together!

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    • Hi Kelly, thank you very much. They were really nice and so simple to make. Well worth giving a try if you are a ginger fan 🙂

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  3. These look absolutely fab, i’m now following you on twitter 😀

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    • Hi Tash, thanks for stopping by and thank you, these were really good very sweet but lovely none the less 🙂

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    • Hi Hannah, thanks for stopping by. I’m glad you like these, they are really nice and if you are a ginger fan they are perfect for you 🙂

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