Ginger crunch

(42 ratings)
Ginger crunch
Ginger crunch
  • Makes: 16-24

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

The perfect accompaniment to a mid morning coffee, these slices are spicy and rich. They're really easy to make and will impress your friends.


  • 225g (8oz) plain flour
  • 100g (3oz) caster sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 150g (5oz) butter, cut into cubes
For the icing:
  • 150g (5oz) butter
  • 60ml (2fl oz) golden syrup
  • 300g (10oz) icing sugar, sifted
  • 2 tbsp ground ginger

Try sprinkling some broken up honeycomb onto the top of these slices


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas mark 4. Line a deep-sided 18 x 27-cm (7 x 10-in)
  2. shallow baking tin with baking parchment.
  3. To make the base, put the flour, sugar, baking powder and ginger in a food processor. Pulse several times to combine then add the butter. Process for about 30 seconds, or until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. This can also be done by hand. Press the mixture evenly into the tin and level off, using the back of a spoon.
  4. Bake for 2025 minutes, or until lightly golden. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.
  5. To make the icing, put the butter and golden syrup in a medium saucepan and heat until just melted. Add the sifted icing sugar and ginger and cook for a further 12 minutes, stirring constantly until smooth. Remove from the heat and poor over the base. Leave to set. Remove from the tin and cut into squares or triangles to serve.
Recipe taken from Cookies, Slices and Squares by Pippa Cuthbert and Lindsay Cameron Wilson (New Holland Publishers, 12.99)

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Ground ginger is not as strong as fresh ginger. It's quite subtle.


Really easy and quick to make. Really yummy. Will be making these again soon.

Victoria Woods

Perfect, came out just like the recipe says and very easy to make. The amount of ginger in the topping is just perfect, however, you do need to cut these small as we all found them very sweet. Therefore it makes lots! Will definitely make again.


I pressed the wrong amount of stars, it shoud be 5***** I love the ginger crunch and so did all the kids in after school cooking club. I'm trialing a chocolate version (it's just cooling now!) Hopefully they'll be just as good!

Ex Pat

I made these just as the recipe said, and they came out great. Nice and firm, just the right amount of ginger, easy to make and very economical. They look like caramel slices, which I like too! It's nice to find a recipe with ginger, I will definately be making these again. I made 16 and like them so much, I'm tempted to eat more, sometimes I do! Thanks for this recipe, it's the best recipe I've ever made using ginger. I'm an ex patriot living in Florida, only in the last couple of years, I've managed to find Golden Syrup in my local whole food store, it isn't sold in most places. I would have given this 10 points if possible.


These are amazing :D

Holly Recipes Assistant

We've double checked and that's the right quantity for this recipe - it's certainly one for ginger lovers!

Cake Addict

Surely 2 tbs ground ginger in the icing is a mistake? It must be 2 tsp. !!

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