Quick Egg Free Gingerbread Recipe
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
2/3 cup soft brown sugar
4 tablespoons golden syrup
2 cups plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground ginger (or powder)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 tablespoons milk
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|
Roll out to 5mm thickness and cut out shapes. Bake on a lined tray for 10-12mins depending on your oven.