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Perfect Ginger Crunch Slice

Yields16 ServingsPrep Time20 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time40 mins

Ginger slice on baking paper

 1 cup cold unsalted butter, cubed (227gr)
 ½ cup white sugar (100gr)
 2 cups plain flour, sifted (300gr)
 1 ½ tsp ginger powder
Ginger Icing
 100 g unsalted butter
  cup golden syrup
 1 ½ cups icing sugar (187gr)
 2 tbsp ginger powder
 ¼ tsp salt

Preheat oven at 180 C or 350F. Line a square (20cm/8inch) baking tin with baking paper.


Place flour, sugar and ginger powder into a mixing bowl and mix with a whisk to combine. Put the cubed butter on top and combine using a pastry cutter or food processor. Stop combining when the mixture has no visible flour and resembles coarse crumbs.


Press the shortbread mixture evenly onto the bottom of the baking tin and bake for 20 minutes. The bottom and top edges should just be starting to brown.

Ginger Icing

While the base is baking, prepare the icing. Place the butter, golden syrup, icing sugar, ginger powder, and salt into a small saucepan and gently heat it up at a medium heat. When the mixture has come together and is just beginning to boil, you can remove it from the heat. Remember to stir regularly. Let it cool slightly while the base continues to bake.


When the base comes out of the oven, gently pour the hot ginger icing over the base. I poured the ginger icing over a fine strainer so that any stray chunks of sugar and bubbles in the ginger icing can be removed. Let cool before cutting.


When the ginger crunch slice is at room temperature, cut it into even squares. Dip you knife into hot water and wipe off the water before each cut. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 293
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16.3g26%

Saturated Fat 10.3g52%
Cholesterol 44mg15%
Sodium 54mg3%
Potassium 34mg1%
Total Carbohydrate 36.9g13%

Dietary Fiber 0.6g3%
Sugars 20.6g
Protein 3.2g7%

Calcium 0%
Iron 5%
Vitamin D 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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