Thursday, 8 December 2011

Gingerbread - 8th December 2011

Charlie had a little girl come around to tea today so it was only fitting that we should have a tea party and what else would you make in December other than gingerbread. I'm pleased to say that Charlie and his little friend were completely adorable mini chefs and totally wonderful at the whole process. It was just a shame that Josie was feeling poorly and was asleep in bed.

Gingerbread recipe

250g Plain flour
1 tsp of bicarbonate of soda
1.5 tsp of ground ginger
175 g soft brown sugar
100g butter
1 medium egg
4 tbs golden syrup


(Two beautiful little children and a mass of sweets, edible glitter and pink icing are all optional but worth adding)


Mix the flour, bicarbonate of soda, ginger and butter and rub into breadcrumbs. Add the sugar, egg and golden syrup and mix to a dough.

Get a bowl of flour, a rolling pin and a whole load of cutters and leave the little ones to it. If you do employ a child like Charlie, do supervise as they will eat the flour and dough by the handful, even if you are watching.




(Yes that is a Christmas cow from the Nativity and a Christmas butterfly)

Whilst the gingerbread is cooking in the oven for about 12 minutes at 180c and then cooling on a wire tree, it is a good idea to make a little bit of popcorn for your hungry helpers.


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