BakingAlison Lambert


BakingAlison Lambert

Into the last week of the school holidays, unfortunately for us down here in the far south the weather has been more like winter than summer. It is a little sad as my children have been inside for far too many days. We have made every jig-saw, played every game and made a lot of huts.
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, mind you i quite like it.

Evy and Ollie Baking


125g butter, softened
100g brown sugar
125ml golden syrup
1 egg, separated
375g flour
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...