Gingerbread men, their very favourite. Now that little J can read they managed to do it all on their own with a little supervision here and there. It was such fun to watch them work as a team, it most certainly warmed my heart!
Here is the recipe that we always use. I love trying new recipe's so hope you have fun making these.
175 plain flour
1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
pinch of salt
1 rounded tsp of ground ginger
t tsp of ground cinnamon
a large pinch of ground allspice
75g unsalted butter, cold and diced
75g caster sugar
2tbsp golden syrup
1 large egg yolk
1. Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon and allspice into a bowl.
2. Rub the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
3. Add the sugar and mix.
4. Beat the golden syrup and egg yolk together and add the bowl and knead it very lightly.
5. Flatten and put in the fridge for 30 mins.
6. Preheat the oven at 180C (350F)
7. On a lightly floured surface roll out your dough to around the thickness of 4mm and start stamping away with your cutters.
8. Put it on baking trays and pop in the over for 10 minutes
9. Have fun decorating and eating them
The lovely little E, always so keen to do a spot of baking and she is so very good at it. She made these banana muffins all on her own, I was very proud!! These are super easy muffins to make and I love recipes that give you the opportunity to use up things in the house that has gone a little past its best.
We use this recipe all the time, but instead of using butterscotch, I sometimes (not always) add a little white chocolate for a treat.
Hope you enjoy a little baking where you are. I always find it rather therapeutic, especially when the kids have magicked a cloud of flour dust, oh the joys!!