These ginger crunch bars are delicious but be warned – they are addictive! A buttery, crunchy shortbread base with a fudgy, sweet ginger topping.
This is probably one of the nicest traybakes/slices I’ve ever come across. But my opinion probably has something to do with the fact that I love ginger bakes in any shape or form.
If you are a fellow ginger fiend, you HAVE to make these. You will love them. There is ground ginger in the buttery shortbread base and a hefty amount in the icing/topping which adds a lovely spicy warmth to all that sweet golden syrup and icing sugar…heaven!
A word of warning….once you start eating these it is very hard to stop! They really are quite addictive.
The shortbREAD base
To make these delectable bars you start off by making a Shortbread base in the normal way – by creaming butter and caster sugar together before adding flour.
We are also adding a little baking powder and ground ginger.
Press the Shortbread dough into the baking tin as evenly as you can and bake until light golden.
Leave the base to cool for a while before making the topping.
The fudgy ginger topping
The topping is made by melting butter and golden (corn) syrup together before whisking in icing sugar and ground ginger.
The topping is poured over the cooled Shortbread base and left to set for an hour or so.
Sprinkle with choppped crystallised ginger or pistachio nuts before the icing sets, if you like!
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FOR THE GINGER TOPPING
Nutrition Information Yield 16 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 344Total Fat 19gSaturated Fat 12gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 48mgSodium 192mgCarbohydrates 43gFiber 1gSugar 28gProtein 2g