A bit of a different kind of post for you today, I tried a little bit of baking! Of course I would have completely failed to make anything edible if it weren’t for my mum and my boyfriend but let’s not focus on that.
YOU WILL NEED:
350g plain flour
175g brown sugar
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 free-range egg
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 tablespoons golden syrup
2 teaspoons ground ginger
Any icing and decorations
Various cookie cutters
Pour the flour, ginger, cinnamon and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.
Add the butter and blend, then stir in the sugar.
Roll out the dough to 1/4 inch thickness on a lightly floured surface.
Now the good part! Use your various cookie cutters to cut out the gingerbread shapes.
Cover your baking trays in greaseproof paper and place your gingerbread shapes onto the tray – make sure to leave enough space between them because they will expand.
Bake for 12-15 minutes or until they’re lightly golden brown. I, of course, overbaked them and burnt a few of them. Wouldn’t be right if they turned out perfect.
Now you can decorate them however you choose! Some of our men turned out better than others – I picked only the best ones to take photos of.
They were so much fun to decorate! I loved making little Christmas people, I even made myself and my boyfriend. They also tasted pretty good – a little crunchy but very very yummy!
If anyone gives these a bash please tag me in your photos! I’d love to see how much better everyone elses turn out. Stick around for another Blogmas post tomorrow!