Ginger Biscuits


1/4 c crystallized ginger (sometimes called candied ginger)

2 c self-rising flour

1 tsp ground ginger

4 Tbsp (1/2 stick) cold butter, cut in 4 pieces

2 Tbsp molasses or brown sugar

1/2 c buttermilk

2 Tbsp Calvados or apple cider, optional


Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Chop crystallized ginger by hand or in the food processor into small bits and set aside to mix in last.

Either by hand or in the food processor combine flour and powdered ginger and work in butter.

Add molasses, buttermilk and calvados or apple cider and mix just to combine. If you over mix dough won’t be as tender. Add more buttermilk if needed. 

Mix in crystallized ginger. 

On a floured surface, roll or pat dough to about a 3/4 inch thickness and cut biscuits. Bake in a pan sprayed lightly with cooking spray 12 to 15 minutes. 

Now eat with plenty of butter and jelly of choice. 

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