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How to make Gingerbread men and Gingerbread Houses

How to make Gingerbread men and Gingerbread Houses

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  • 1. How to make a Ginger bread man and a Ginger bread house!
  • 2. How to make a Gingerbread man! Ingredients •Melted butter, to grease •125g butter, at room temperature •100g (1/2 cup, firmly packed) brown sugar •125ml (1/2 cup) golden syrup •1 egg, separated •375g (2 1/2 cups) plain flour •1 tbs ground ginger •1 tsp mixed spice •1 tsp bicarbonate of soda •Plain flour, to dust •150g (1 cup) pure icing sugar, sifted •8-10 drops red liquid food colouring •8-10 drops green liquid food colouring •Smarties, to decorate
  • 3. Summary • • • • 15 minutes preparation 10 minutes cooking 14 ingredients Makes 20 Gingerbread men • These gingerbread men are fun and easy to make. And the kids will love them!
  • 4. Step 1 • Preheat oven to 180°C. • Brush 2 baking trays with melted butter to lightly grease.
  • 5. Step 2 • Use an electric beater to beat the butter and sugar in a bowl until pale and creamy. • Add the golden syrup and egg yolk • Beat until combined. • Stir in the flour, ginger, mixed spice and bicarbonate of soda.
  • 6. Step 3 • Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth. • Press dough into a disc. • Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 30 minutes to rest.
  • 7. Step 4 • Meanwhile, place egg white in a clean, dry bowl. • Use an electric beater to beat until soft peaks form. • Gradually add icing sugar • Beat until stiff peaks form.
  • 8. Step 5 • • • • • Divide icing among 3 bowls. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap Place in the fridge. Add red colour to a bowl and stir until combined. Add green colour to another bowl and stir until combined. • Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge.
  • 9. Step 6 • Place the dough between 2 sheets of baking paper • Roll out until about 4mm thick. • Use a 9cm gingerbread man cutter to cut out shapes. • Place on trays about 3cm apart. • Repeat with any excess dough.
  • 10. Step 7 • Bake in oven for 10 minutes or until brown. • Remove from oven. • Transfer to a rack and let it cool down.
  • 11. Step 8 • • • • • Place prepared icings in small plastic bags. Cut a small hole in a corner of each bag. Pipe icing over gingerbread men to decorate. Finish with Smarties etc. Allow 30 minutes resting time
  • 12. A completed Gingerbead man…
  • 13. How to make a Gingerbread house! Ingredients •250g (8oz) unsalted butter •200g (7oz) light muscovado sugar •4 tbsp golden syrup •2 tbsp treacle •625g (1¼lb) plain flour •2 tsp bicarbonate of soda •2 tsp ground ginger •2 tsp mixed spice •7 x clear, coloured boiled sweets, for stained glass windows •500g (1lb) royal icing sugar, sifted •4 x 70g pack (or 2 x 130g pack) white chocolate buttons •liquorice allsorts •mini dolly mixtures •chocolate strands •red liquorice tubes
  • 14. Step 1 • Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. • Heat a frying pan to a low heat • Melt the butter, the muscovado sugar, golden syrup and treacle • Stir until the sugar has dissolved. • Set aside and leave to cool slightly.
  • 15. Step 2 • In a large bowl, mix the plain flour, bicarbonate of soda, ginger and mixed spice. • Add the melted butter to the dry flour mix • Stir with a wooden spoon until it forms a stiff dough. • Add a little more flour if the mixture is too soft.
  • 16. Step 3 • • • • • Shape the dough into a ball Knead for a couple of minutes. Divide the dough into 6 equal pieces Roll out each to a thickness of 5mm (¼in). Lightly flour nonstick baking paper ready for your template.
  • 17. Step 4 • Download this power-point slideshow • Use the templates provided on the following slides. • Scale the drawings so they are all the correct size • The sizes are detailed in step 5…
  • 18. Step 5 • Scale the drawings until they match the measurements below or draw out your own… • 2 x 15x9cm (6x3½in) rectangles (sides) • 2 x 18x9cm (7x3½in) rectangles, each topped with a 9cm (3¾in)-high triangle (gable ends) • 2 x 15x19cm (6x7½in) rectangles (roof).
  • 19. Step 6 • • • • • Cut the dough to fit the shapes on step 5. Now focus on the internal shapes The door is 3x5cm (1x2in) Each window is 4x4cm (1½x1½in). Cut out the doors and windows
  • 20. Step 7 • Re-roll any leftover dough • Cut out shapes to decorate the garden (trees & snowmen etc.) • Put all the pieces of gingerbread on baking sheets lined with nonstick baking paper. • Place a boiled sweet in each window . • While cooking, the sweet will melt to create a stained glass effect.
  • 21. Step 8 • Bake in the middle of the oven for 8-9 minutes or until just firm and the sweets have melted. • Remove from the oven • Leave to cool for a couple of minutes before trimming to neaten while still warm. • Transfer the pieces to a wire rack • Leave to cool completely.
  • 22. Step 9 • Once cold, put the gingerbread pieces in a Tupperware box between layers of nonstick baking paper. • Leave overnight to harden-up properly. • Do NOT try to build your house until the gingerbread has fully hardened.
  • 23. Step 10 • When ready to decorate, make up the icing following packet instructions. • Spread the roof with a thick layer of icing • Stick white chocolate buttons onto the roof. • Leave to set. • Pipe icing onto window ledges • Decorate with sweets.
  • 24. Step 11 • Once set, join the 4 walls together with icing. • Stick the walls onto a serving board to keep the house in place. • Put a bowl inside the house to hold up the walls. • Stick on the door with icing • Decorate with sweets.
  • 25. Step 12 • Once the walls are set, stick on the roof pieces. • Use a thick line of icing in the top join of the two roof pieces to ensure they stick together. • Keep the sides in place, while you put on the roof sections.
  • 26. Step 13 • Spread any leftover icing on the board to create snow. • Decorate the garden with iced gingerbread trees and snowmen • Make a path using coloured sprinkles • Add sweeties to decorate.
  • 27. In total, the house usually takes 1 hr 40 mins to make (plus overnight drying)
  • 28. The end www.dragon-class.com

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