Park Home Resident Magazine Christmas 2017 - Page 12



Christmas
Gingerbread
biscuits
This simple recipe for gingerbread
biscuits makes the perfect Christmas
presents or decorations - ideal for
baking with your grandchildren.
PREPARATION TIME 2hr
COOKING TIME 10 mins
MAKES 6-12 (depending on size)
INGREDIENTS
FOR THE BISCUIT
100g Light Brown Sugar
75g Dark Muscovado Sugar
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
90g Golden Syrup
350g Plain Flour
95g Butter
2 tsp ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp mixed spice
FOR THE ICING
1-2 Lemons
200g Royal Icing Sugar
Method
1 Melt both sugars, the butter and
syrup in a pan or in the microwave
until just melted and set to one
side to cool a little.
2 In a large mixing bowl put
the flour, bicarbonate of soda,
cinnamon and spice and stir.
3 Pour in the slightly cooled sugar
mix, stir into the flour and add the
beaten egg to.
4 Mix gently until all ingredients
are combined and lightly knead
together.
5 Wrap your dough in clingfilm and
pop in the fridge for an hour.
6 Roll out on a lightly floured
surface until the dough is the
thickness of a pound coin and use
a cookie cutter to cut
12
into shapes of your choice.
7 Place on a baking tray
and bake for at least 10
minutes until the biscuits
are just darkening. Let
them sit for 5 minutes on
the tray before moving them
to a cooling rack. Wait until
completely cold before icing.
8 Using an electric mixer, combine
the icing sugar with about 4 tbsp
of lemon juice. To get the desired
thickness, add more lemon if the
icing is too thick or more icing
sugar if the icing is too runny.
Decorate the biscuits with a
piping bag or read on for our DIY
alternative.
© jfunk / Adobe Stock
Tip
If you don’t have a piping bag, simply
fill a freezer bag with icing, secure
the bag with a knot and snip a small
hole in the corner of the bag.
If you’d like to hang the biscuits as
decorations, use a skewer to create a
hole before baking.
www.kettleco.co.uk
01726 600034 I design@kettleco.co.uk
1st Floor, HBH Woolacotts Electrical Superstore, Unit 1, Coypool Retail Park, Plymouth, Devon PL7 4TB
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