Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Season's Eatings: Gingerbread Trees

A note from Joelle... 

♫ ♪ 'Mary's Boy Child' - Boney M ♫ ♪

Sorry I haven't blogged much this much. It's been quite a manic month. But next year, I'll be "on it" - I promise!
Anyway, today I bring you another festive recipe that is so easy and delicious! You can whip this out to impress your Christmas guests!
Gingerbread recipe
  • You will need:
  • 350g/12oz plain white flour 
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 125g/4½oz unsalted butter
  • 175g/6oz light soft brown sugar
  • 1 large free-range egg
  • 3 tbsp golden syrup
  • Icing and sprinkles (to decorate)

Method:
1. Rub the butter into the flour until it resembles breadcrumbs (or use a food processor). Then add the baking powder and sugar
2. Beat the egg, syrup and vanilla extract (wet ingredients) together and then add to the crumbs.
3. When fully combined, tip the dough out, knead it for 3 mins and then wrap with cling film
4. Leave it to rest in the fridge for 30 mins
5. Preheat the oven to 180 C/Gas Mark 4/ 350F 
4. Line a baking tray with baking paper or light grease
7. Dust a clean surface with flour and roll out dough to a finger-width thickness. Then using your favourite cutters, cut out any shape you like.
8. Place onto the tray, leaving spaces between then and brush with milk (optional) or an egg for extra shine.
9. Bake for 10 mins or until golden and then leave them on a tray to cool for at least 5 minutes
10. When fully cool and firm, whip out your icing and sprinkle and get creative!
Gingerbread recipe
As you can see, I am very proud of my creations! It was my first time making gingerbread!
Season's Eatings!
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