Christmas Blog Posts: Yummy Gingerbread Man Recipe!

December 13, 2013

Hello, my loves!

It’s finally Fridaaaay, right now I’m watching Home Alone 2: Lost In New York and Christmas is coming with fast steps! I always post our countdown before starting the article, but in this post I’ll upload it at the end of it. On the other hand, I found this cute quote and I really wanted to share it with you, dears!

“Run, run, as fast as you can! You can’t catch me, I’m the Gingerbread Man!”

I’ve been thinking of some yummy recipes for Christmas, and at first, I wanted to give you the recipe of a gingerbread house, but it’s way too difficult. Maybe we should buy it from Auchan or Selgros. These gingerbread men are both fun and easy to make. Let’s get it started! ❤

Ingredients: 

  • Melted butter, to grease
  • 125 g butter, at room temperature
  • 100 g (1/2 cup, firmly packed) brown sugar
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) golden syrup
  • 1 egg, separated
  • 375 g (2 1/2 cups) plain flour
  • 1 table spoon ground ginger
  • 1 tea spoon mixed spice
  • 1 tea spoon bicarbonate of soda
  • Plain flour, to dust
  • 150 g (1 cup) pure icing sugar, sifted
  • 8-10 drops red liquid food colouring
  • 8-10 drops green liquid food colouring
  • Candies or whatever you want to use to decorate your gingerbread men

Method: 

Step 1:  Preheat oven to 180°C. Brush 2 baking trays with melted butter to lightly grease.

Step 2: Use an electric beater to beat the butter and sugar in a bowl until pale and creamy. Add the golden syrup and egg yolk and beat until combined. Stir in the flour, ginger, mixed spice and bicarbonate of soda. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth. Press dough into a disc. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 30 minutes to rest.

Step 3: Meanwhile, place egg white in a clean, dry bowl. Use an electric beater to beat until soft peaks form. Gradually add icing sugar and beat until stiff peaks form. Divide icing among 3 bowls. Cover 1 bowl with plastic wrap and place in the fridge. Add red colouring to 1 bowl and stir until combined. Add green colouring to remaining bowl and stir until combined. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge.

Step 4: Place the dough between 2 sheets of baking paper and roll out until about 4 mm thick. Use a 9 cm gingerbread man cutter to cut out shapes. Place on trays about 3 cm apart. Repeat with any excess dough.

Step 5: Bake in oven for 10 minutes or until brown. Remove from oven. Transfer to a rack to cool.

Step 6: Place prepared icings in small plastic bags. Cut a small hole in a corner of each bag. Pipe icing over gingerbread men to decorate. Finish with candies, etc.

And here’s our Christmas Countdown:

What are your favorite Christmas recipes? Share it! ❤

I wish you a great weekend. Kisses!

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