I have tins of baking that we won't eat, it was just a fun way to fill in the day. I always cook when i am restless and frustrated. The children have fun, although i secretly think why they like baking so much, is so they can eat the scrumptious dough,
|Evy and Ollie Baking|
125g butter, softened
100g brown sugar
125ml golden syrup
1 egg, separated
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp mixed spice
1 tsp baking soda
Preheat oven 180`C
Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, add the golden syrup and egg yolk, beat well to combine.
Sift the dry ingredients together and add in 2-3 batches into the mixture. Tip out onto your bench and work the dough together so it forms a ball. Roll out to about 1 cm in thickness, cut out desired shapes. Decorate with raisins, m&ms, silver balls etc. Place onto a baking sheet, allowing a little space between them.
Bake for about 10-15 minutes or until slightly golden and firm.
Cool on the tray for a few minutes and then carefully transfer to a cooling rack.
You can now ice on more features like clothing, faces or the odd accessory if you fancy.
Icing:1 egg white
1 1/2 cup icing sugar
3-4 different food colours
Whisk the egg white in a small bowl, gradually whisking in the icing sugar. Divide into 3-4 bowls, add your desired colours and mix to combine. Pour into 3-4 resealable bags(do not over fill), cut a small hole in the corner and use as your icing bag. Beware it can get messy! Have fun and get creative!
|Made by many little hands...|