Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Gingerbread Biscuits!

Gingerbread biscuits
150g butter
3 tbsp golden syrup
¾ cup caster sugar
2 cups (300g) plain flour
1 cup (150g) self-raising flour
1 level tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 level tsp ground cinnamon
1 level tsp ground ginger
½ tsp ground cloves
1whole egg plus 1 egg yolk
1 tsp vanilla essence

  1. Preheat oven to 190°C (170°C). Lightly grease 2 to 3 baking trays and line with baking paper.
  2. In a saucepan heat to dissolve butter syrup and sugar then cool to lukewarm.
  3. Shift flour,baking soda, spices into a mixing bowl. Mix thoroughly and make a well in the centre. Add whole egg, egg yolk, vanilla and syrup mixture. Mix thoroughly, then take about 1/3 of the mixture at a time and knead lightly (preferably while still warm) using a little flour. Dust a flat surface with a little flour then roll out a firmly using a floured rolling pin. Cut out with fancy cutters.
  4. Arrange gingerbread shapes on trays. Leaving space between for spreading.
  5. Bake for 10 to 12min. Cooking time may vary depending on your oven and the thickness of biscuits. When cool, place in an airtight container.
Enjoy! :)