Wednesday, 12 December 2012


 Evening All! I just love this photo of Pip, taken at the first attempt at a Christmas photo shoot (it didn't go overly well!). He has got such a baby face.
I have been getting into the festive mood today as I had a day off from uni (only one more timetabled day to go and then I can relax for the holidays!!!) and whipped up a HuGe batch of gingerbread! Aided by able assistant Lucy and her cookie cutters.

Loving the different shapes, we've got a woodland theme and a dinosaur theme and a zoo theme and lots of love hearts going on all at once!!
They are extremely tasty and by the looks of things, aren't going to last until the weekend!!

The recipe is really easy- I will write it out for you so you can have a go yourself!

You will need!!

- 350g plain flour
- 1-2 tsp ground ginger
- 1-2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1-2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 100g butter
- 175g brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 4 tbsp golden syrup

- Preheat your oven to 190°C
- Put the flour, spices and soda into a bowl, then rub in the butter until it is a bread crumb consistency.
- Add the sugar and stir in the syrup and egg to make a firm dough.
- Roll out the dough to about 5mm thick and cut your shapes.
- Place on a flour dusted or lined baking tray and bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.
- Leave to cool and decorate as desired.

We haven't decorated ours- didn't have enough time before the munching began- but they look tasty all the same!
They would make fantastic and quick Christmas presents, stocking fillers or party snacks!!

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