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Sierra Leonean Ginger Biscuits (Ginger Cake)

You all know I started this blog to make Sierra Leonean recipes great again hahahahaha, lets not go there.  Sierra Leonean recipes never lost their greatness however people were not sharing them online so the world would have an insight into our cuisine.  

Today, I am bringing you the most popular after school snack in Sierra Leone, the ginger cake.  As you can see from the photos they are biscuits but we seem to call everything with sugar and flour in them cakes ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ.  Street hawkers would pass by the bus stops carrying trays of freshly baked ginger cakes while we waited for our buses home or some days we would spend our bus fare on the biscuits and pile (walk) home nibbling on sweet ginger cake.    These are very easy to make as with most of my recipes.
Preheat oven to 180c fan forced
100 gms room temperature butter (this is optional. I like mine a bit soft)
4 cups plain flour
2 cups grated fresh ginger
11/2 cups caster suger
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon baking powder
 In a large bowl, add flour and baking powder
 then cayenne
 ginger then mix to combine
the add butter
 rub in the butter
 then empty onto a clean kitchen bench
 and knead for 10 minutes
 till the dough is well kneaded.  It will look like this.  Cover with a clean towel and let it rest for 10 minutes.
 then cut the dough into two and roll out 
 cut into rounds or whatever shape you like
 the assemble onto baking trays and bake for 20 minutes
 Remove from oven and cool for 10 minutes


  1. This is so yummy... I wish I should have tried it when I was home last year..

  2. These look easy to make. Thanks for sharing big sis. Yum!



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