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Chelsea Ginger Crunch

By Chelsea Sugar
Chelsea Ginger Crunch
8 servings
  • 42 reviews

  • Difficulty
  • Prep time 20 mins
  • Cooking time 20 mins
  • Serves

    125g butter, softened
    1/2 cup Chelsea White Sugar
    1 1/2 cups flour
    1 tsp baking powder
    1 tsp ground ginger

    Ginger Icing
    75g butter
    3/4 cup Chelsea Icing Sugar
    2 Tbsp Chelsea Golden Syrup
    3 tsp ground ginger


    Preheat oven to 190°C.
    Cream butter and Sugar until light and fluffy. Sift flour, baking powder and ginger together. Mix into creamed mixture.
    Turn dough onto a lightly floured board. Knead well. Press dough into a greased 20 x 30 cm sponge roll tin.
    Bake for 20 – 25 minutes or until light brown.
    Pour ginger Icing over base while hot and cut into squares before it gets cold.

    Ginger Icing
    In a small saucepan combine butter, Icing Sugar, golden syrup and ginger. Heat until butter is melted, stirring constantly.

    Special thanks to the Edmonds Cookery Book for use of this Best Ever recipe

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Average Rating
(42 reviews)

Grew up with slice and so happy to make it for my family, Tasty ginger and shortbread go together so well.

Wonderful! Its so yummy!

Absolutely my family's favourite. Agree with the others regarding increasing the icing sugar.

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Easy and simple to follow. The whole family enjoyed it

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I accidentally added 1 tsp of Cinnamon (I added 2 tsp of ginger as well) into the sauce, but honestly, it was really good, it made it slightly sweeter and balanced instead of being overpowered with ginger, whilst still tasting like ginger crunch.

I agree with other reviews, absolutely the best ginger crunch but definitely recommend you add more icing sugar to the icing otherwise it is too runny, (1 cup minimum) I also cooked the base for less at 180c for 20 mins so it wasn’t so hard and crunchy. Everyone has raved about it.

Wow, how is this ginger crunch really true. It's just delicious.

Easy, modified it to be dairy free by using dairy free spread

Easy peasy and so delicious

Delicious recipe, would advise adding more ginger if you like a spicier taste. A much loved ginger crunch!


Straight out of the NZ Edmonds book , great recipe but not yours

Soooooo yummmyyyy

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Absolutely delicious. However the icing needs doubling for a decent thickness.

Something went drastically wrong with the icing :( very watery and maybe too much ginger? :(


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The best so good

yum it was like food

This is a very easy recipe and great for all baking abilities. 5/5

A really yummy recipe for mothers day or just a snack!

Soooo easy and yummy

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My go to recipe when I’m craving something sweet and crunchy and full of flavour. I double the recipe and bake the base for 35 minutes. A never fail recipe and a favourite in my household.

I think this was delightful. I give a five star rating

Very easy to make and yummy too

I put chicken into this recipe as a little flavour enhancer. My 6 month old didnt like it too much but my cat and I thought it was delicious! Great recipe!


Everyone loved it

This was a great recipe and the whole family enjoyed it, I would advise adding slightly more icing but it may depend the size of the pan.

Very Yummy!

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Very easy and yummy! ❤️

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Ohh Yummo with spicy taste. Friends & family loved this. Thanks mum!

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Never fails and super yum. Definitely recommend this ginger crunch.

The best ginger slice I've ever made yummy!!

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Just love this recipe, hubby took some to work for his mates the first time I made it! Consider doubling the recipe for a larger tin. Very simple but delicious!

My family always love it when i make this recipe. I often make a batch and a half to get the right size for a full baking tray. One of my favourites and so easy to make

Consider doubling the topping quantities in order to get a decent thickness of topping.

:) yummy!

Try this recipe today and love it. Easy and great recipe indeed.

Easy peasy and absolutely mouthwatering. Love this old recipe.

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