Hello all! It’s good friday, so I’ve done a spot of Easter baking ready for our Sunday family get together. Here are my results. These are perfect nibbles for any spring do so I hope you like them!
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GINGERBREAD EASTER COOKIES!
To begin with, I purchases this gorgeous cookie cutter from Paperchase for £9 (but they’ve recently gone in the sale at £4.50, so they really are a steal!) And then I went about making my gingerbread…
To make these little figures I followed a Gingerbread man recipe and just substituted in my cutters. The recipe called for a preheated oven on Gas Mark 3 as well as a large greased baking tray.
Making the actual biscuits was quite simple, I melted 125g butter, 100g golden syrup and 125g muscovado sugar together in a saucepan on the hob and then added that to 450g plain flour, 4 teaspoons of ground ginger, 2 teaspoons of bicarbonate of soda and 1 beaten egg.
These ingredients mix together to make a sticky dough with rolls out easily on a surface lightly dusted with flour when cool. I rolled the dough out to about 4-5mm thick and used my cutters to make my biscuit shapes. The cut outs looked really small at this point, but they expanded in the oven, so don’t worry about that!
Once all the biscuits were cut they took just over 15 minutes in the oven and were firm by the time they were cooked.
The icing was the fun (and the time consuming part). I mixed together one large mix of icing: 225g icing sugar with 4 tablespoons of water. I then split this mix into seven bowls and got to work with my food colouring: black, red, pink, green, orange and yellow. I used a small paintbrush to apply the icing and do the detail work and I had a lot of fun with the bunnies in particular…
Hope you like my Spring Easter treats!
Happy Easter everyone! xxxxx
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