Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Gingerbread People - Fun for the kids!!
Gingerbread People (Thanks to Word of Mouth)
1/2 cup castor sugar
3 cups plain flour
1 teaspoon bi-carb soda
2 teaspoons ground ginger
4 tablespoons golden syrup
1 lightly beaten egg
1 cup icing sugar for icing
assortment of smarties, jellybeans etc
Sift dry ingredients into a bowl and rub in butter.
Add sugar and mix well.
Warm the golden syrup slightly and add with the egg to the dry ingredients. You can also do this in a food processor to save time but be careful not to over process!
Knead until smooth and roll out to a thickness of about 3mm.
Cut into gingerbread people shapes or even stars, bells, circles etc.
Bake at 190 degrees for about 10-15 minutes.
Place on a wire rack to cool.
Make a fairly thick paste of icing sugar and water and "glue" the smarties, jelly beans etc on with the icing.
Generally more lollies are eaten than used for decoration!! Leave to set for about an hour then place in an airtight container.
These also make a fantastic gift for your children to make for their friends at Christmas.