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:
- 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
- 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!