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    Gingerbread family Recipe

    Gingerbread family Recipe

        75g butter, chopped
        2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
        2/3 cup golden syrup
        3 cups plain flour
        2/3 cup self-raising flour
        1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
        2 teaspoons ground ginger
        1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
        2 eggs, lightly beaten
        Butterfly sprinkles, silver cachous and coloured sugar, to decorate

    Royal icing

        2 egg whites
        3 cups pure icing sugar, sifted
        1 teaspoon lemon juice
        Food colouring (Pink, blue and yellow)


        Step 1

        Place butter, sugar and syrup in a saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring, for 10 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat. Transfer butter mixture to a large bowl. Cool for 20 minutes.
        Step 2

        Sift flours, bicarbonate of soda, ginger and cinnamon together. Stir eggs into butter mixture until just combined. Add flour mixture. Stir until well combined and mixture forms a dough. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Knead gently, shaping into 2 discs. Cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm.
        Step 3

        Preheat oven to 180C/160C fan-forced. Line 3 baking trays with baking paper. Roll dough discs out between 2 sheets baking paper until 5mm thick. Using an 11cm gingerbread man cutter, cut 16 shapes from dough (see note).
        Step 4

        Place shapes on prepared trays. Using picture as a guide, bend arms and legs of gingerbread men to create different poses. Bake, 1 tray at a time, for 12 minutes or until lightly browned and just firm. Cool on trays.
        Step 5

        Make Royal icing: Whisk egg white in a bowl until frothy. Gradually add icing sugar, whisking until smooth and combined. Stir in lemon juice. Reserve half the icing. Divide remaining icing into 3 portions. Tint 1 portion pink, 1 portion blue and remaining portion yellow. Keep reserved icing white. Spoon icing into snap-lock bags. Snip off 2mm from 1 corner of each bag.
        Step 6

        Using picture as a guide, pipe icing onto gingerbread to decorate. Sprinkle with coloured sugar and decorate with silver cachous and butterfly sprinkles. Use a little icing to attach the extra gingerbread shapes to the family.

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    Item Reviewed: Gingerbread family Recipe Rating: 5 Reviewed By: Mrs. Chef
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