- 375g unsalted butter
- 300g dark muscovado sugar
- 150g golden syrup
- 900g plain flour
- 1 tbsp bicarbonate of soda
- 2 tbsp ground ginger
- We melted the butter, sugar and syrup together in a pan. Then we put the flour, bicarbonate of soda and ground ginger together into a large bowl and made a well in the centre. We poured in the melted butter mixture, stirred it in and, when cool enough to handle, kneaded it into a stiff dough.
- We then put it in our Lakeland silicon mould and baked it for 10-12 minutes at 180oc.
- Then we left it cool and made royal icing (we used 1 packed of powered egg white whisked with 3 tablespoons warm water and when mixed in we added another 7 and whisked again). Then we added about 500g sugar (I added until it was stiff) and then I added a squeeze of lemon juice).
- We then used it to over a cake board and to join the 4 sides and the roof (I always hate this and find as soon as my back it turned a side has collapsed or a roof half slid off) - we left it to dry over night.
- Then it was decorated by the girls. Chocolate buttons for roof tiles, mini marshmallows, smarties and jelly tots to cover joins and the tree and licorice allsorts to be a path. All stuck on with the icing
Thursday, 19 December 2013
On the 19th December my lovely children (and me) made a gingerbread house
Following Mary Berry's recipe for gingerbread which (borrowed from the bbc website which is):