Gluten-free Ginger Sesame Crunch

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18 August 2022

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Loading the base with sesame seeds makes this version of an old favourite super-good.



  • 135g butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 and 1/4 cups gluten-free flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds plus extra for sprinkling
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger


  • 75g butter
  • 1 tablespoon golden syrup
  • 1 cup icing sugar, sifted
  • 5 teaspoons ground ginger


1 Preheat the oven to 190°C. Line a Swiss roll tin with baking paper.

2. To make the base, cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add dry ingredients and mix to a stiff dough. Press dough into prepared tin.

3 Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.

4 Make the icing by melting butter and golden syrup together. Stir in icing sugar and ground ginger and mix

to combine.

5 Pour icing over hot slice and spread it evenly. Sprinkle over extra sesame seeds. Slice when cool.

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