Gingerbread Men

Gingerbread Men

Ingredients:

Melted butter to grease

125g butter, at room temp

100g (1/2 cup, firmly packed) brown sugar

125ml (1/2 cup) golden syrup

1 egg separated

2 ½ cups plain flour

1 tablespoon ground ginger

1 teaspoon mixed spice

1 teaspoon bi-carb soda

Plain flour, to dust

1 cup icing sugar, sifted

8-10 drops red liquid food colouring

8-10 drops green liquid food colouring

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Brush 2 baking trays with melted butter to lightly grease.
  2. Using an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar in a bowl until pale and creamy.
  3. Add the golden syrup and egg yolk and beat until combined.
  4. Stir in the flour, ginger, mixed spice and bi-carb soda.
  5. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth.
  6. Press dough into a disc. Cover with cling wrap and place in the fridge for 30 minutes to rest.
  7. Meanwhile, place egg white in a clean dry bowl. Use an electric mixer to beat until soft peaks form.
  8. Gradually add icing sugar and beat until stiff peaks form.
  9. Divide icing among 3 bowls. Cover 1 bowl.
  10. Add red colouring to 1 bowl and stir until combined.
  11. Add green colouring to remaining bowl and stir until combined. Cover with cling wrap and place in the fridge.
  12. Place the dough between 2 sheets of baking paper and roll out until about 4mm thick.
  13. Use a gingerbread man cutter to cut out shapes. Place on trays about 3cm apart. Repeat with any excess dough.
  14. Bake in oven for 10 minutes or until brown. Remove from oven. Transfer to rack to cool.
  15. Place prepared icings in small plastic bags. Cut a small hole in a corner of each bag. Pipe icing over gingerbread men to decorate.

 

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