Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Gingerbread Men

125g margarine
2 tbs golden syrup
185g sugar
1 egg
315g self-raising flour
¼ tsp salt
2 tsp ground ginger

Line an oven try with baking paper and preheat oven to 165C.

Melt butter and syrup in a sauce pan over medium heat. Transfer to a bowl and mix in sugar and egg.

Add sifted flour, salt and ginger. Mix well.

Roll dough out on a floured surface and use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes.

Bake for 10-12 minutes until lightly golden.

Gingerbread Men Icing

1 egg white
1 cup icing sugar, sifted
Food colouring

Place egg white in a clean, dry bowl. Beat egg white with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Gradually add icing sugar and beat until stiff peaks form.

Divide icing into bowls. Add food colouring to each bowl and stir until combined.

Spoon the icing into a small freezer bag using a separate bag for each colour. Snip the end of one corner from the freezer bag and pipe the icing onto cooled biscuits.

Source: Best Recipes

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