Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Gingerbread Making Craze

I probably have to start by explaining that I am doing World Challenge and I am going on a trip to Madagascar for four weeks in July 2013. Which is really exciting, but also means that I have to raise a ton of money.

To help raise money, I am having a bake sale with my friend outside her house just before a football game. She lives right by the stadium, and they get loads of foot traffic. We are just hoping that some of these people will like cake...

Anyway, that is how I ended up making four times a old Food Tech Gingerbread recipe. Which takes quite a while! I always forget how long it takes to roll out dough.

Once I got the dough sorted, it was really fun:

Above is a nice picture of a cookie being cut out. I now cannot remember why I felt the need to take that picture.

Here is a cookie tray, filled with cookies. Again, fairly self explanatory, but who cares. They look freaking awesome.

And then here are the first few that were done. I think I did around thirty in total, which still leaves a whole ton for me still to do. Not that I have any idea what I am going to do with anymore cookies. I am not joking when I say that half of my freezer is currently taken up by these retched things. And I didn't even get to eat one!

So aside from the fact that I have a few non-helpful pictures and my cookie making escapades were a little flat, here is the recipe, cause it is good and quite easy:

350g Plain Flour
1 Teaspoon Bicarbonate of Soda
2 Teaspoons Ground Ginger
100g Butter
170g Light Soft Brown Sugar
4 Tablespoons Golden Syrup
1 Egg
(This is double the recipe. But, that is only cause I still am not sure how we used to make a recipe that called for half an egg...)

1) Heat oven 190 C, and get the tray ready.
2) Put the flour, bicarbonate of soda and ginger into a big mixing bowl.
3) Rub in butter until it gets to breadcrumb consistency, and then add the sugar.
4) In a separate bowl, mix the syrup and egg together. Then add these to the dry stuff. Mix it all loads until it turns into a nice roll able dough.
5) Roll it out, and cookie cut. You can re-roll so don't worry about that too much.
6) Cook till golden brown. Careful, cause they go from white and pasty to singed pretty quickly. The recipe says 12-15 minutes, but mine were starting to burn after around 10.

Have fun cookie making :)


  1. Have fun with World Challenge, haha!
    They look really good, I have to try them *searches for ingredients*...

  2. Hey, thanks for the follow! Your blog looks pretty interesting so I hope you don't mind if I follow you back.

  3. YUM i have been searching for a really good gingerbread cookie recipe for ages, can't wait to try this one! my mum is german so you would think that we have a good recipe all sorted but no. this world challenge business sounds pretty cool too!

  4. Those look awesome! :D lol
    just followed x