I was feeling poorly yesterday. A wee cold but it still had me in the doldrums. The kids were immune to giving their poor old sick Mum a break so I went about trying to occupy them without having to go outside in the wind.... I was pondering this when Georgie and Alex on playschool made gingerbread men.
Yes! That was a plan! So I went onto taste and used their recipe. Thank you http://www.taste.com.au/!
Gingerbread Men (Or Daddies as Olivia likes to call them)
125grams butter, softened
1/2 packed cup brown sugar
1/2 cup golden syrup
1 egg, separated + I egg white extra
2 1/2 cups plain flour
1 tb powdered ginger
1 tsp mixed spice
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
2 cups icing sugar
1 50gr packet smarties or chocolate buttons to decorate
Preheat oven to 180 degrees c
Mix together with electric beater, stand mixer or food processor - butter and brown sugar - until they have creamed.
Add egg yolk and golden syrup, mix until combined.
Add flour, ginger, mixed spice and bicarb soda - ensure all is combined. It might look a bit crumbly, but don't worry - it works!
Oliva LOVES the kitchenaid!Fold out onto a piece of baking powder
and then cover with another piece of baking powder - rollout and cut out with desired shapes (kids can help here) re-roll as needed, but keep using the baking paper.
move over with a spatula/egg flip to greased baking trays and bake for 8-10 mins
With leftover dough, let the kids go for their life - we had a 'cow' 'butterfly' and an 'Olivia'
For the icing, that's 2 eggwhites, beaten until you get stiff peaks, add sifted icing sugar and combine with a few drops of lemon juice... put into piping bag and go for your life. I did the piping, Eloise and Olivia did the smarties (Laura had lost interest by this stage!)
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