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25 Jun 2020
Namibian Gemmer Koekies/ Ginger Biscuits

 

Now as the cold front of winter settles in over our own country, we begin to crave the warmth of soup, a crackling fire, and the stories of our families to pass the time.

Why not share the love with a sweet treat you can make at home?

These are Namibian Gemmer Koekies, or Ginger Biscuits, and they reflect the characteristics of a wonderful kinship you get while in Namibia – warmth, softness and ever so welcoming! Plus, they’re super simple to make, and a scrumptious teatime treat. So let’s get baking!

To make these yummy Gemmer Koekies, you’ll need:

 

 Ingredients

  • ½ cup melted butter
  • ½ cup Golden Syrup
  • 1 ½ cups Cake Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
  • 1 tablespoon of Ground Ginger
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Egg
  • ½ cup Brown Sugar

 

Instructions

  • Combine melted butter, syrup and eggs.
  • Add brown sugar into the syrup mix and stir well.
  • Sieve together flour, bicarbonate of soda, cream of tartar, ginger and salt -ie all dry ingredients.
  • Gradually add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and stir until everything is well mixed.
  • Put mixture onto a cool banking pan, cover with a moist towel, and let it rest for 2 hours.
  • Using a tablespoon to measure and scoop biscuit mixture onto your hands and roll into little balls and place on an oiled oven pan. Press down on it with a fork.
  • Place in a preheated oven and bake at 180'C for 10-12 minutes.

 

  • Remember to let them cool down completely and store it in an airtight container. Enjoy with a warm cup of tea!

 

Feel free to grab your family and try this heart-warming recipe out together!

 
 
 

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