A fews weeks ago, I had a craving for ginger biscuits, I searched and found this recipe on-line and voila, today thoses ginger biscuits materialised!
They are really simple to make. I made them while my dinner of homemade potato and leek stew was cooking. The recipe is meant to be enough for 40 small biscuits but I only made 18 and the dough is in the fridge and I’ll use it at the weekend.
I limited the sugar to 100g as I find these recipes generally too sweet for my liking. This did mean that I perhaps ate more than I should have when then had come out of the oven and cooled. Oh well, you only live once.
They are tasty, the right side of crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside – which makes me wonder if I’m not just eating ginger cookies…
Thus ensued a short conversation between Nacho and I
Me: “Do you know the difference between a cookie and biscuit?”
Nacho:”Yes, cookies are a bit softer”
Me: “Yes. Yeah”
Nacho: “In Spain they are called one thing – galletas
Me: “Ah, they don’t get into that whole is it a cookie or a biscuit? conversation”
I walk back into the kitchen and call out
Me: “The first batch are like cookies and the 2nd batch that when into a slightly hotter oven are harder like biscuits”
Nacho: ” So you have biscookies?”
Me:”Yes, or bookies. Or Coocuits”
Me:” Hmmm. Hmmm.”
Me: “What’s the spanish word for ginger, Nacho?”
Me:” so I’ve made jengibre galletas?”
Nacho: ” No, galletas de jengibre“
Me: “well that’s what I’ll name them galletas de jenigbre