Friday, June 5, 2009

Gingerbread Hearts

Little Miss B has been asking all week if we can make cookies, and this morning when she found the cookie cutters I could tell I wasn't going to be able to put it off any longer. So here's my favourite gingerbread recipe, it always turns out really yummy!
This is what happens if you leave a nearly three year old unattended while you run around looking for a camera.

That's better!

Yummy Gingerbread
350g plain flour
1-2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
100g butter or margarine
175g brown sugar
1 egg
4 tbsp golden syrup

Put the flour, ginger and soda into a bowl and rub in the butter.
Rub in the sugar.
Stir/rub in the syrup and egg to make a firm dough.
Roll out to about 5mm thick and cut to whatever shape you want.
Bake at 190°C on greased baking trays for 10-15 minutes until golden brown.
Leave to firm up for a couple of minutes before placing on a wire rack to cool.

Swap Update
So I have decided I will organise a swap, although I did think more people would be interested. I suppose it doesn't matter if you have 2, 4 or 100 people. I will try and work out a few guidelines this weekend...

10 comments:

One Flew Over said...

Thanks for the recipe! Don't worry about the numbers on the swap...at least it will be easier to organise! Looking forward to it.

GB said...

Yummo! Love gingerbread cookies.... well ginger anything!

Jennifer said...

You could always have it posted on swap dex....this is how I found the Kid's Mail Swap so others may like to join if you'd like more participants:)

Those cookies look yummy!

PaisleyJade said...

They look lovely!

Sarah said...

I would be interested, I just didn't have any ideas so didn't comment. There are probably others out there like that too. Can't wait to see what you come up with. Those biscuits look lovely, No. 2 made some here last weekend. Good fun to eat too!

Hazel said...

The biscuits look very yummy! Would love to partake in a swap, but will see what stage the swap is at when I return from UK. Have a lovely weekend. x

Kuka said...

ooh, those look delicious!!!

mini macs said...

yum! I love gingerbread biscuits!!

Corrie said...

yum I will definitely make these over the weekend! keira will love them

I'm in sydney but if you're going to melbourne go to Amitie (bentleigh, you must go), Wool Baa (Albert Park), Clegs (in the city, wool, patterns, fabrics including liberty and quilting and dressmaking), Kimono House (in the city) and there is a button shop that is supposed to be fabulous too in the city as well!!!! Make sure you also visit the cake shops on Ackland st, St Kilda and we love eating at Soulmama in St Kilda too.. Its all vegetarian but very trendy and right on the water! super filling and lovely food and we just love it!

if you want any tips just ask as I lived in melbourne last year and married a melbourne boy!!!

Corrie:)

Tania said...

Just pootling by for a visit and have discovered much scrumptiousness! And you have me on these biscuits.