Honey and Ginger biscuits and the most enjoyable baking experience ever

I’ve never been massively into baking, but now I’ve understood why some people find it therapeutic and enjoyable. Yesterday, I had one of the most pleasurable baking experiences in my whole life while making these honey and ginger biscuits. There was something about the warm dough that made the whole experience… sensual, for want of a better word. No pummeling something as hard as a brick, no stickiness and mess (the bakers out there will know what I’m talking about), just perfect, warm dough that comes together easily and is a pleasure to work with. A child could make these biscuits, and if I ever have a child, she definitely will be making them. I say “she” not because I’m being sexist, but because for some reason I’m convinced that one day I will have a little girl

Ingredients (makes about 50)
250g butter
250g caster sugar
200g good honey
250g plain flour
1 nutmeg seed
2 tablespoons ground ginger
1 tablespoon baking soda 

 Heat the oven to 180 degrees C. Melt the butter on a low heat, add the sugar and honey and heat gently until the sugar dissolves. Grate the nutmeg into this and heat for a couple of minutes longer, then take off the heat, and allow to cool slightly. Sieve the flour, baking soda and ground ginger into a bowl and mix together. Now, add this to the pan and blend until you get a soft, warm dough. Now is the fun bit – enjoy. When the dough appears smooth take little bits of it and form into balls, placing each one onto a tray with greased baking paper on it. Flatten each one down and leave plenty of space between them. I fit 7-8 on one tray. Bake in the middle of the oven for 10min. Allow to stand for a few minutes before placing on a rack or plate to cool properly. We ate these washed down with warm, spicy mulled wine