gingerbread men

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Baking with children is fun for the whole family. They’ll make delicious treats and have happy memories of baking with you.

An evening spent in the kitchen baking with children can be a great way for the whole family to spend some fun quality time together. As the festive season creeps in us here is a fun and easy gingerbread recipe, everyone can get involved making for all the parties and gatherings this season.
What you’ll need:    

  • 225g Plain white flour  
  • Pinch Salt
  • 2tsp Baking powder
  • 75g Butter (unsalted)
  • 75g Unrefined golden caster sugar
  • 5g Currants
  • ¼tsp Nutmeg grated
  • ¼g Mixed spice ground
  • 1 Egg (free range) beaten
  • 2½tbsp Milk (preferably whole milk)

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1.    Before you start preheat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6.
2.    Next using some baking parchment line 2 baking sheets treys.
3.    Now the fun begins, first melt some butter, sugar and syrup in a pan. Mixing the flour, soda, spices and a pinch of salt in a bowl. Once you have done that stir in the butter mix along with the chopped ginger until you get stiff dough.
4.    Once cool enough to handle, roll the dough out so it’s around 5mm thick.
5.     Using a ginger bread man pastry cutter, stamp out gingerbread men, making sure to re-roll and press mix the trimmings back together before rolling again.
6.    Now you have all your shapes cut out lift them onto baking sheets.
7.    Bake for 12 minutes until golden. Cool 10 minutes on the sheets, and then lift onto cooling racks.
8.    Now it’s time to decorate. Mix the icing sugar with a few drops of water until thick and smooth.
9.    Using a knife halve then slice the cherries thinly to make smiles, and cut ginger into small squares. Spoon icing into a food bag, snip off the tiniest bit from one corner, and then squeeze eyes and buttons, and a tiny smile onto 1 man at a time. Stick on a cherry smile and ginger buttons. Repeat until completed. Make sure you leave your gingerbread men to set before eating. In the spirit of the festive season feel free to switch your cutter shapes, anything from a Christmas tree to a star works well.

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Its easy to do,and its so much fun with children,they can explore themself,and whats the big appetite afer all.

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