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Thursday, 21 November 2013

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

Yes, it's that time again and you know what that means... GINGERBREAD!! I went to visit my dear friend Fay for a spot of shopping in Portsmouth today and I took her a little treat. My recipe is unchanged (if it ain't broke, don't fix it) Original post found here: http://bakingbo.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/iced-gingerbread-stars.html 

Ingredients 
350g plain flour
1 tbsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground mixed spice
pinch of salt
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
175g unsalted butter
150g dark muscovado sugar
4 tbsp golden syrup
Method
1. Sift the flour, ginger, cinnamon, mixed spice, salt and bicarb into a mixing bowl. 
2. Put the butter, sugar and syrup into a saucepan. Melt until smooth then add to the flour mixture. Mix with a wooden spoon to form a dough.
3. Tip out onto a floured surface and knock into a ball. Wrap in cling film and chill for 20 minutes in the fridge. 
4. Roll out and cut out star shapes. Re-roll and re-cut until you have used all the mixture. 
5. Preheat the oven to 160. Place the stars on a baking tray and bake to 10-12 minutes (It helps to rotate the baking trays half way through their cooking time to ensure an even colour.)
6. Move to a wire rack. Once cool, ice using royal icing in a piping bag. You could pipe dots, zig-zags, swirls, snowflakes onto your stars. 






















I have done a few new designs on my biscuits this year, not all are seen here, I forgot to photograph them all when I made them last night! Enjoy! X Bo


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