Coffee and ginger gems
( MAKES 12 )
Think of coffee as more than a shot of caffeine and use it as an ingredient in baking, desserts and cocktails.
- Heat gem iron in oven at 200C. Cream butter with caster sugar until pale and fluffy. Beat egg into mixture, then fold in golden syrup.
- Sift in flour, ground ginger and a pinch of salt and fold through.
- Heat milk with strong coffee. Whisk in baking soda then fold quickly into creamed mixture.
- Add pinches of butter to the hot gem iron and spoon the mixture evenly into the sizzling butter. Bake for 15 minutes, or until golden and well risen.