Friday, 16 December 2011

Christmas treats 6: gingerbread snacks

Gingerbread is delicious. I like making the gingerbread house every year, and the little gingerbread people for snaking. It is linked to fantastic childhood memories and it is fantastic if you have kids because they can help out with so much of the fun stuff.
These little treats have a bit of a different twist, but they are still absolutely wonderful and they can be served up at any Christmas party or just kept on the table as a pretty as well as yummy Christmas treat!


350g plain flour
175g light sugar
100g butter
1 egg
4 tablespoons of golden syrup or maple syrup
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1½ teaspoon of ground ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ cup cranberry jelly, or other jam

Stir all the ingredients together to obtain a gingerbread doe. Roll it out on a surface covered in flour (don’t forget to coat the rolling pin and your hands in flour, too).

Cut all of your doe into circles. For half of them, cut another circle inside the first one, so to obtain a gingerbread ring.

Spread the jam on the solid circles, and top each one of them with a ring. Put in the heated oven at 180°C for 10 minutes or until uniformly gold and plump.

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