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Gingerbread

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Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Author: Swah

Ingredients

Gingerbread

  • 125 g butter room temperature
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup golden syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1/3 cup self raising flour
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

Icing

  • 1 cup sifted icing sugar
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 egg white
  • Food colouring of your choice

Instructions

Gingerbread

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line 2 oven trays with baking paper.
  • Cream the butter, sugar and golden syrup until light and fluffy. Add the egg and beat until well combined.
  • In a large bowl sift the flours, ginger and bicarb, then add the wet mixture in. Mix until just combined.
  • Flour your bench and knead the dough into a ball. Don't overwork the dough or it will toughen.
  • Lay a piece of baking paper on a chopping board and roll the dough until it is 5mm thick. Refrigerate the dough for 15 mins.
  • Once the dough has chilled, cut out shapes using any cutters you like. Press any remaining dough together, re-roll and continue cutting out shapes.
  • Bake the gingerbread on oven trays for 10 minutes or until lightly golden.
  • Allow the gingerbread to cool before icing.

Icing

  • Beat the egg white until soft peaks form. Gradually add the lemon juice and icing sugar and beat until thick and creamy.
  • Add food colouring into bowl until desired colour is achieved (alternatively divide the icing into several bowls if you want multiple colours).
  • Smooth icing onto cookies using a teaspoon or spoon icing into a piping bag for more detailed decorating.