Thursday, 12 December 2013

Quick Egg Free Gingerbread Recipe

Just made some quick non gingerbread cookies with the kids. They are not my favourite recipe but they are egg free so I let the kids go silly eating the raw dough as we go! :) (they are also not a fan of ginger so I left it out and put 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract instead.)

I am not sure how we will decorate this batch, I like using meringue powder to make royal icing (again with the raw egg consciousness in mind, I only use pasteurisrd powdered egg whites ) or maybe something a little bit easier and kid friendly like melted chocolate to glue on m&m's and currants, or even easier (because I have no lollies in my pantry today!) Cut out bits of coloured fondant.

My plan is, over the next few days to test out a couple of different recipes for you and then have one blog post devoted to the icing methods I used.

So here we go,
Gingerbread Recipe #1

Preheat oven to 180°C

Ingredients:

2/3 cup soft brown sugar
60g butter
4 tablespoons golden syrup
2 cups plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground ginger (or powder)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 tablespoons milk

Method:

Put sugar, butter, and syrup in a large microwave safe bowl. Zap for 60 seconds on medium. Stir and if still not smooth zap another 10-20seconds on medium heat. Sift dry ingredients into bowl, add ginger (if using fresh) and milk. Mix together then use hands to knead gently into a ball on floured surface. (Don't over mix)
Microwave - Mix - Knead
*Depending on the climate if it's hot, you may find it a little soft and sticky. Pop in the fridge for 10 mins and use a little extra flour on your bench. I also only roll out small batches of dough at a time to ensure my hands aren't over heating the whole batch. 

Roll out to 5mm thickness and cut out shapes. Bake on a lined tray for 10-12mins depending on your oven.

egg free
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