Friday, 22 July 2011

Gingerbread Men

Both children are entering '2 Decorated Gingerbread Men' in the show at the weekend.  Here's our recipe!
This recipe makes quite a lot of gingerbread men.  We have quite a small cutter though so perhaps that is why!  Ingredients; 350g plain flour, 1 tsp bicarb of soda, 2 tsp ground ginger, 100g butter, 175g sugar, 4 tbsp golden syrup, 1 egg.
Mix the flour, bicarb and ginger together in a bowl.  Add the butter in small pieces and rub in until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs.  Then stir in the sugar.
Then add the golden syrup and beaten egg to the mixture and mix until a soft dough is formed.
Then roll the mixture out to about 1/2 cm thick and cut into gingerbread men.  Bake at 190 degrees on a greased or lined baking sheet for about 10 minutes.
Once cooled you can decorate them.  We used a selection of sprinkles, sweets, silver balls and some coloured icing.
This is the fun bit - especially eating the sweets!
The finished article.  We'll let you know if either child wins a prize!

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