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15

Prep time

Minutes
10

Cook time

Minutes
20

Serves

Adults
Medium

Difficulty

Easy - Med - Hard

Gingerbread

Making gingerbread is a perfect activity for kids of all ages! These tasty treats are a great gift or snack for the Christmas season.

Ingredients

Method

  • Preheat oven to 180°C. Brush 2 baking trays with melted butter to lightly grease.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Place the dough between 2 sheets of baking paper and roll out until about 4mm thick. Use a 9cm gingerbread man cutter to cut out shapes. Place on trays about 3cm apart. Repeat with any excess dough.
  • Bake in oven for 10 minutes or until brown. Remove from oven. Transfer to a rack to cool.
  • 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 Smarties.

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