Ginger Bars

Recipe for Ginger Bars:

Adapted from Technicolor Kitchen


Base:
2 2/3 cups all purpose flour, sifted

1 teaspoon baking powder, sifted
2 teaspoons ground ginger, sifted
1 cup + 1 ½ tablespoons caster sugar
250g cold unsalted butter, chopped

Ginger icing:
150g unsalted butter, chopped
¼ cup corn syrup
1 ½ tablespoons ground ginger, sifted
1 2/3 cups icing sugar, sifted

 

1. Preheat oven to 350F. Spray/butter an 8x12 pan, set aside.

2. For the base: In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, ginger, and sugar. Add the butter and incorporate using a pastry cutter or your fingers until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs (very important to not overmix!). Press and pack the mixture into the bottom of the pan and bake for 20-30 minutes until the top is golden and slightly firm. Cool completely.

3. For the icing: Place butter, corn syrup, and ginger in a saucepan and heat over medium. Cook 2-3 minutes until butter is melted. Add icing sugar and whisk to combine. Pour the icing mixture over the cooled base and refrigerate 1 hour until set. Cut bars with a sharp knife and enjoy!
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