Sunday, December 28, 2008

GIngerbread Recipe

Thanks go to Nicole Southworth who shared this recipe with me last year.

It's easy to make but the trick is to let it sit the mixture sit in the refrigerator until it firms up before you go rolling it out and cutting shapes.
3/4 cup margarine
1 cup brown sugar (I use Black sugar fromt he health food store)
1 egg
1/4 cup molases
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp powdered ginger
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp bicarbonate soda
2 1/4 cups plain flour sifted
Beat the wet ingredients together until creamy.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture and stir until well combined.
Allow to firm up in the fridge.
Roll out to approx. 1/4 inch thick and cut your shapes.
Bake on baking paper in a pre heated oven at 180 degrees celisius for about 8-10 minutes.

Royal Icing
1 egg white
1 1/2 cups pure icing sugar sifted
Gently beat the egg white and then slowly add icing sugar one teaspoon at a time.
I use a small plastic sandwich bag and simply cut off a small amount of one corner. I use that as my piping bag. But .... I really must grab myself a proper nozzle to decorate these because they would probably look even lovelier with one of those.
Happy Baking!


KatherineB said...

Thanks for sharing :) Will get my boys to help with these in the holidays. Thanks a million Leanne :)

Lynette van Barrelo said...

Wow... KatherineB is SUCH A STALKER!!!!! ha!

It seems YOU (Katherine) are popping up everywhere!

Thanks for the recipe. It will go into my recipe folder under 'SO recommended by rockn' scrappers'! I also think that my piping or rather, the kids piping will not look anywhere near as tidy as yours! Nor do I think that half of those cookies will still be there at the piping stage.

Black sugar? ...interesting...

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for posting the recipe, Leanne : I am so looking forward in trying it this coming week with Rafael. He loves baking and cooking. I will try your trick of using a baggie for the piping.
Mmmm, I can already smell the yummy gingerbread baking in our oven !


KatherineB said...

Ha! Lynette - you should talk! At least I comment now... he he he

Nicole s said...

Ooo Leanne, I love that photo of all the ingredients - almost makes me want to make it again, just for this photo!