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Grantham White Gingerbread    Veg CD CBF English  60mins

Cuts into 8 pieces     Cold Vegetarian Spices Cakes Baked Fayre England Britain British Europe

Ingredients
100g/4oz Softened Butter
100g/4oz Sugar
1 Egg, separated
225g/8oz Plain Flour
25g/1oz Ground Ginger
1 teasp Baking Powder

Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 170C, 325F, Gas Mark 3. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar and pale.

2. Beat in the egg yolk a little at a time.

3. Add the flour, baking powder and ginger and mix well.

4. In another bowl, whisk the egg white until stiff then fold into the flour mixture.

5. Drop the mixture onto a baking tray which has been lined with parchment paper, and spread the mixture evenly but not too thinly. Bake for 30 -40 minutes until risen and cooked through  but still pale.
 

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Key techniques required to make cake recipes

Bake - To cook in an enclosed oven

Beat To introduce air into a mixture using a utensil such as a wooden spoon, fork or whisk, in order to achieve a lighter texture.

Cream - to - The process where sugar and softened butter are beaten together with a wooden spoon, until the mixture is light, pale and well blended. This process may also be carried out with a hand held mixer or in a food processor.

Rub in -  The incorporation of fat into flour.  Butter is cubed then gently rubbed between the thumb and forefinger, lifting the mixing at the same time, until the fat is fully incorporated and the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

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