Tuesday 13 May 2014

It's a Jumble kind of Day …….

Last week  in the lead up to Mother's day I was feeling a tad nostalgic, thinking in particular about my favourite foods as a child and what my kids now like eating. I came across a recipe for these Iced Jumbles and had an instant flashback to my childhood. My mum (although an excellent cook) never made these but rather would buy the occassional pack from the supermarket- which was a very big treat! I do remember my Grandmother used to make Matchsticks though which looked similar- flaky sheets of cooked puffed pastry cut into fingers with whipped cream and strawberry jam layered in between and pink icing on top.

There really is something quite delicious about the thick gingerbread flavoured biscuit with a sweet icing on top. Our eldest licked the icing off- not really a big fan of cakes or biscuits- just the icing! The youngest two devoured them….they do look a bit like rustic yet pretty rusk sticks! I enjoyed them with a simple cup of tea!!!

Iced Jumbles

60g unsalted butter
2/3 cup Golden Syrup
2 cups Plain Flour
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon mixed spice

Preheat oven to 180 deg cel and line two baking trays with baking paper.
Stir the butter and golden syrup in a pan over medium heat until the butter has melted, then bring to the boil and remove from the heat. Leave to cool for 15 minutes. Sift the flour, baking soda and spices together, then stir into the syrup mixture.

Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface until smooth, and then divide into four. Roll each portion into a log about 1 cm in diameter, then cut into lengths of 6 cm pieces. Place these logs onto the trays and allow some space for logs to spread out. Bake for 10 minutes, or until light golden in colour. Cool on wire racks and then spread with icing.

1 egg white, lightly beaten
2 cups icing sugar
2 teaspoons lemon juice
food colouring

Stir together the the egg white and icing sugar until smooth. Add the lemon juice and a few drops of food colouring and stir well.

 -Recipe from Bill Granger's EveryDay Cookbook

Do you remember eating Jumbles when you were a child?
Perhaps you still eat them…..
Hope you enjoy x


  1. These look soooooooo good. I am going to bake them Kylie and I am in love with the styling in these shots. xoxo

    1. Thanks so much Yvette x hope you enjoy them xx

  2. Must admit I'd never heard of them but I sense they might get a bit of a workout! Love the 'with a cup of tea' bit, might try with a light lemon icing I think!

    1. Absolutely- what a great twist to the jumble. Lemon and ginger would go beautifully….might have to try myself- thanks for the suggestion! Enjoy….naturally with a cuppa and under your mulberry tree! xx


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