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Ginger Kiwis by Allyson Gofton

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Ginger Kiwis

Allyson Gofton


Takes next to no time to make and a bit of time to decorate …

Makes about 24


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All you need is …

500 grams bought sweet short pastry (sheets or block)

1 tablespoon ginger, sifted, optional

¼ cup chopped crystallised ginger, optional


Glace icing

1½ cups icing sugar, sifted

1 tablespoon melted butter

2-3 tablespoons warm milk or water




Chocolate topping

150-200 grams dark and or white chocolate, melted

Cachous to decorate


And this is all you need to do…

Preheat the oven to 180°C and grease one to two baking trays.


On a lightly floured bench knead the pastry, ground ginger and crystallised ginger if using, into the sweet short pastry. Roll the dough out to 3-4mm thickness. Use a kiwi cutter to cut out kiwi-shaped biscuits and place on the prepared trays.


Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until the edges of the biscuits begin to turn brown. Transfer to a cake rack to cool.


In one bowl stir all the glace icing ingredients together. In another bowl or bowls, melt the chocolate(s) if not already melted. Use the icing and / or melted chocolates to decorate the biscuits, adding cachous for eyes. Decorate further as wished.