December 6th, 2005
|custard_kisses||11:36 am - Gingerbread stars|
My children love to bake with me and last week we made some gingerbread biscuits in star shapes. It's a very good recipe for children it man handles well, it doesn't crumble and flake when being re kneaded and rolled and the dough tastes as good as the biscuits themselves :)
125gm soft butter
1/2C (100gm) firmly packed brown sugar
1/2C (125ml) golden syrup (or treacle if you can't get Golden syrup, I hear it's hard to find in the US)
1 egg yolk (reserve the white for the icing)
2 1/2C (375gm) plain flour
1Tbls ground ginger
1tsp mixed spice
1tsp bicarb of soda
One portion of royal Icing (1 egg white and approx 1.5C icing sugar)
Beat butter and sugar in a bowl until creamy. Add the egg yolk and golden syrup and beat again. Add the dry ingredients and knead into a dough.
Cover with plastic wrap and put in the fridge for about 30 minutes. Roll out to about 4mm thick and cut into shapes.
Bake in a pre heated oven at 180C (350F) for around 10 minutes or until just brown and firm. Cool on racks then ice.
Golden syrup aka treacle... can I substitute molasses, or is it more of a corn syrup type liquid?
The kids are adorable!
Treacle is heavier than Golden syrup but it would work, t would just be a heavier tasting biscuit. I wouldn't use molasses on it's own for these it's too heavy and bitter but if it's all you have you cold do a half molasses and half corn syrup, that should lighten and sweeten it up.
Post pictures when you're done!