Thursday, December 11, 2008

Chubby gingerbread boy & girl !

Made some ginger biscuits with the kids today- loads of fun (and mess!)

Used this recipe (adapted a bit from Renee at green tardis blog)

Ginger biscuits

125g butter

1 cup sugar

2 tablespoons golden syrup

1 egg, beaten (I used 2- ours are very small ones!)

2 cups self-raising flour

3 tablespoons grated preserved ginger (I used 1 tsp ginger powder)

Mix it all together, roll out, cut into your fav shape and put it in the oven. 180 Celsius for 15 mins.

Made 30 biscuits of various shapes (using play-doh cutters!) and 2 ENORMOUS gingerbread people - I had no idea they wold spread THAT much !!! (would make maybe 40 biscuits normally?)

The shapes looked much better before they baked- the girl had a triangle skirt and dainty feet - but they somehow baked into obese thighs and stumpy feet !!

Oh well, the biscuit recipe tasted delicious so I'm sure they'll be eaten anyway!

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