Young Parents Team
Did you know that snacking healthily throughout the day can help stabilise your blood sugar and make you feel better? Try nibbling on these delicious snacks to ease pregnancy nausea.
Makes about 15 pieces
1 roll store-bought puff pastry
½ tbsp ground cinnamon
½ tbsp ground nutmeg
½ cup white sugar
1 cup water
¾ cup fresh ginger, grated
1 cup white sugar
1. To make ginger syrup, gently boil water together with ginger and sugar in a small saucepan. Keep stirring until the sugar has dissolved, then lower the heat and continue simmering, uncovered, for about 30 minutes.
2. Strain the mixture through a sieve and discard the ginger. Cool the syrup to room temperature.
3. Thaw puff pastry following the instructions on the package. Roll it out with a rolling pin to about 40cm by 12cm in size.
Tip: Make another batch of ginger syrup – add to tea or warm water to combat morning sickness.
4. Mix cinnamon and nutmeg powder with sugar. Spread one third of the mixture evenly on baking paper or a clean work surface.
5. Place pastry on top of it and press down so it picks up the mixture.
6. Brush ginger syrup generously on pastry. Then sprinkle another one third of the sugar-spice mixture evenly onto it.
7. Roll the long side of the pastry rectangle till the end, sealing it with some ginger syrup. You will end up with a “log”.
8. Sprinkle with remaining sugar-spice mixture.
9. Wrap up log with clingwrap and store in freezer for about an hour till stiff.
10. Preheat oven at 200 deg C.
11. Cut log in pieces about 1cm to 2cm wide. Place them on the lower rack in oven.
12. Bake them for 10 minutes on one side. Turn them over (brush with more syrup if you like) and bake the other side for another 5 to 6 minutes till golden.
13. Cool the pieces down on a rack. Serve, or store in an airtight container for up to a week.
Nadia Lambrechts, baby planner and founder of 40 Weeks (www.40weeks.com.sg), contributed this recipe.
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