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eng_ch 29.10.2019 11:01

Disappearing ginger nuts!
 
I always used to be able to get Ginger Nuts easily in the Coop but I've been trying to get some recently and no sign of them in 2 or 3 pretty large branches. Also no sign in Migros.

Where are people buying their Ginger Nuts these days? Are the various mail order Brit shops the only option now?

meloncollie 29.10.2019 11:24

Re: Disappearing ginger nuts!
 
Bettio in the Seedamm Center in Pfaffikon SZ had them about a month ago.

I'll be going there later in the week and will check to see if they are still there.

eng_ch 29.10.2019 11:27

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Thanks Meloncollie. If so, I can get in there next Monday. I ran out of time yesterday to even entertain going to the Seedi, & the Coop in there is huge too - never thought of Bettio though

meloncollie 26.02.2020 17:46

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Remembered this thread as I was out shopping today...

Still no sign of Ginger Nuts. I meant to update this thread ages ago when I spoke to Bettio's owner. He said that there was a problem with the distributor, but he hopes to get them in again sometime.

But perhaps some good news: after a long absence Walker's Stem Ginger Biscuits have made a re-appearance at the Seedamm Coop.

Not quite the same thing as Ginger Nuts, but in a pinch...

Guest 26.02.2020 18:04

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OH is crazy about anything with ginger. We get a friend to bring Gingernut biscuits over from UK everytime they come other - but by the time we visit or they do- they have disappeared as her OH nicks them all :p She now has to hide them in all manner of places to ensure my OH gets a few ;) ahaha

countrybumpkin 26.02.2020 18:38

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Kim-Joy’s ginger biscuits recipe
Prep 15 min
Cook 10-12 min (Plus decorating time – depends on how many biscuits you are decorating)
Makes About 12 medium-sized biscuits

For the biscuits
150g salted butter (or use unsalted and add salt to taste)
100g dark muscovado sugar
25g liquid molasses
2 tbsp beaten egg
1 tbsp ground ginger
¾ tbsp ground cinnamon
¼ tsp ground cloves
225g plain flour, plus extra to dust and roll out

For the royal icing
450g icing sugar
2 medium egg whites (or you can use 70g pasteurised egg whites if you are concerned about using raw egg whites)
Plus extra icing sugar and/or egg white to adjust – the consistency you are aiming for is one that returns to a smooth surface about 15 seconds after running a knife through it.
Food dyes

Preheat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas mark 4.

Add the butter, sugar and molasses to a stand mixer bowl. Mix on high speed using the whisk attachment, until smooth and creamy.

Add the beaten egg, ginger, cinnamon and ground cloves. Mix until just combined.

Add the flour and combine using your hands until it forms a ball. Turn out on to a well-floured surface, and roll out to just less than the thickness of a £1 coin.

Use cutters to stamp out desired biscuit shapes, then transfer these shapes on to a baking tray lined with baking paper.

Chill for 10 minutes then bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the biscuits just start colouring at the edges. Leave to cool on wire rack.

Meanwhile, make the royal icing. I don’t really weigh my ingredients for royal icing so emphasis is on adjusting the quantities to get the right consistency. Use food dye to create different shades, and then transfer to piping bags ready for decorating later.

When the biscuits are cool, they are ready to decorate as desired.



Enjoy! P.S. decoration, in my opinion, is not required. The recipe was published in the Guardian newspaper, really nice biscuits and the dough freezes well.

eng_ch 26.02.2020 19:09

Re: Disappearing ginger nuts!
 
Thanks for the updates. My OH has also found a recipe which works OK, but they disappear too fast!

I'm in the UK end of next week so this has reminded me to add them to my shopping list

doropfiz 26.02.2020 19:55

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Quote:

Originally Posted by eng_ch (Post 3151634)
Thanks for the updates. My OH has also found a recipe which works OK, but they disappear too fast!

Could you please add the recipe to this thread? Thanks.

lost_inbroad 26.02.2020 20:01

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Are you guys talking about these?
https://www.leshop.ch/de/supermarket...:product/17762)

Belgianmum 26.02.2020 20:07

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Quote:

Originally Posted by lost_inbroad (Post 3151661)

Nope.

These

https://www.tesco.com/groceries/en-G...ucts/268313899

lost_inbroad 26.02.2020 20:11

Re: Disappearing ginger nuts!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Belgianmum (Post 3151666)

Well, ain't that the same thing? Cookies from that island.

Guest 26.02.2020 20:20

Re: Disappearing ginger nuts!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lost_inbroad (Post 3151668)
Well, ain't that the same thing? Cookies from that island.

Nope. Very different biscuits.

lost_inbroad 26.02.2020 20:21

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Quote:

Nope. Very different biscuits.
Same same but different. I got it. Thanks :)

Guest 26.02.2020 20:23

Re: Disappearing ginger nuts!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lost_inbroad (Post 3151672)
Same same but different. I got it. Thanks :)

No worries.

Only one of them is really good dunked in tea.

swissotter 26.02.2020 22:33

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No worries.

Only one of them is really good dunked in tea.

i heart ginger guys...i mean nuts too...;)


but seriously we get them here in SG even. Maybe grumpy should start stocking them...?

Blueangel 26.02.2020 23:44

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If you have a local branch of Orell Füssli with an English books department, they might have them strangely enough. In Zurich, the branch just off Bahnhofstrasse at St. Annahof had them recently. You can just see them on the right of this photo...Attachment 138759

Treverus 27.02.2020 14:32

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Originally Posted by swissotter (Post 3151722)
i heart ginger guys...i mean nuts too...;)

terryhall is missing?!

ZuriRollt 27.02.2020 14:51

Re: Disappearing ginger nuts!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by swissotter (Post 3151722)
i heart ginger guys...i mean nuts too...;)


but seriously we get them here in SG even. Maybe grumpy should start stocking them...?

That and Wotsits / Cheetos (they are even of cheese Origin) :mad:

eng_ch 27.02.2020 15:07

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Ingredients

50g Butter
4 tbsp Golden Syrup
50g soft brown sugar
175g Self-raising flour
1 tsp ground ginger / equivalent of fresh ginger

Method

Preheat oven 170C. Grease two baking sheets.

Melt butter, sugar and golden syrup in a pan until melted and the sugar has dissolved. Leave to cool slightly.

Sift flour and ground ginger into sugar mixture and stir well.
Using wetted hands make walnut sized balls of the mixture and arrange well spaced out onto the baking sheets. Flatten slightly then bake in the centre of the oven for 15-20 minutes.

Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


We prefer fresh ginger but you need to be generous with it

Treverus 27.02.2020 15:58

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Originally Posted by eng_ch (Post 3151931)
1 tsp ground ginger / equivalent of fresh ginger

Well, thats going to be a problem. Thanks to the coronavirus has the ginger production in China collapsed and Migros is running out of it.

Already announced two weeks ago and since then did the situation only get worse: https://www.20min.ch/finance/news/st...gros--29896656


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