Saturday, 25 June 2016

Gingerbread Man

Recipe adapted from:
Inspired from: Zoe – Baking for happy kids

 125g Butter, at room temperature
100g Brown sugar
125ml Golden syrup
1 Egg yolk
375g Plain flour
1 tbsp Ground ginger
1 tsp Mixed spice
1 tsp Bicarbonate of soda

150g Icing sugar, sifted
1 Egg white

Method: Dough
1. Preheat oven to 160°C.
2. Use an electric beater to beat the butter and sugar in a bowl until pale and creamy. Add the golden syrup and egg yolk and beat until combined. Stir in the flour, ginger, mixed spice and bicarbonate of soda. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth. Press dough into a disc. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 30 minutes to rest.
3. Place the dough between 2 sheets of baking paper and roll out until about 4mm thick. Use a gingerbread man cutter to cut out shapes. Place on trays about 3cm apart. Repeat with any excess dough.
4. Bake in oven for 10-13 minutes or until brown. Remove from oven. Transfer to a rack to cool.

Method: Icing
1. place egg white in a clean, dry bowl. Use an electric beater to beat until soft peaks form. Gradually add icing sugar and beat until stiff peaks form. Place prepared icings in small plastic bags. Cut a small hole in a corner of each bag. Pipe icing over gingerbread men to decorate.

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