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50 g (2 oz) butter

50 g (2 oz) syrup

110 g (4 oz) castor sugar

50 g (2 oz) self-raising flour

1 teaspoon ground ginger


Place the butter, syrup, and sugar in a pan on a low heat until completely melted.

Add the flour and ginger, and then mix to form a soft dough.

Wrap in cling film and refrigerate until needed.

Roll into pencil shapes and place on silicone parchment paper on a baking tray.

Bake at Gas Mark 6 / 400°F / 200°C (180°C for fan oven) for 8 - 10 minutes until soft and bubbly.

Leave to cool for a few minutes, then wrap each piece in a spiral around the handle of a wooden spoon.