Thursday, 12 May 2011

Rascal loves Gingerbread

Recently we've been having a lot of fun making gingerbread biscuits. Rascal is turning into a pro at rolling the dough and cutting out the shapes. She also likes to help with the measuring and stirring.
Can you tell which ones Rascal made?

I don't own a gingerbread man cutter (and find that many of them are too big to make toddler sized biscuits) so we make do with what we have... teddy bears, stars, hearts, hippos, elephants, pigs etc...

We use the following recipe which comes form the Good Housekeeping book:

350g Plain white flour
1 tsp Baking soda
2 tsp Ground ginger
100g butter
175g light soft brown sugar
4tbsp Golden syrup
1 egg, beaten
currants to decorate

* Sift the flour, baking soda, and ginger in a bowl. Rub in the butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Stir in the sugar. Beat the syrup with the egg then stir in.

* Mix to form a dough and knead until smooth. Roll out on a lightly floured surface to a 5 mm thickness.

* Using suitable cutters, cut out gingerbread figures and place them on a lightly greased baking sheet. Decorate with currants to represent eyes and buttons. Bake at 190C for 12-15 mins until golden. Cool slightly, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.



  1. oooh how lovely. I particularly like the gingerbread teddies!

  2. Yum! One of my favourite kinds of biscuit! :)


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