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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Gingerbread recipe!

Here's the recipe for those who requested it for the Gingerbread we made yesterday. It caught my eye because it called for a decent amount of spices and lots of molasses, compared to many I've seen. I like a "stout" gingerbread that has lots of flavour....;)


3 cups all-purpose (plain) flour (I used whole wheat/wholemeal)
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda (Bicarb soda)
1/2 tspn of salt (also known as salt in Australia LOL)
1 tspn of ground ginger
1 tspn of ground cinnamon
1/2 tspn of ground nutmeg
1/2 tspn of ground cloves
1 stick of butter (1/2 cup for the Aussies)
1/2 cup sugar (I used Raw Sugar, or as they say over here, "sugar in the raw" ????)
3/4 cup molasses
1 egg beaten ( recommend a chicken egg, emu would be too large)
Preheat your oven to 375*F/190*C
In large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, and spices. In separate bowl, melt butter, cool slightly. Stir in sugar, molasses and egg: mix well. Add 2 cups of flour mix....(I say dump it all in): mix well. (they say to "turn it out onto a floured surface, knead in remaining flour mixture by hand - whatever) Add additional flour if necessary, to make firm dough. Roll out on a lightly floured surface, 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick. (I definitely recommend 1/4") Cut out cookies with cookie cutters in a variety of shapes. Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet (tray - LOL) (and I greased mine, so there!) about 10 - 15 mins for large cookies (so they say, I say check after 7 -8 mins. if you like them soft like I do!), and 6 - 10 mins for small to medium size.

Cool and then decorate!

For the icing I just dumped powdered/icing sugar in a bowl and added just enough milk to make a stiff icing, then piped it on some and then got lazy and smeared it on the rest...tastes the same, and if you immediately dip in sprinkles...they still look cute too ;)

Long time no post....

As you can see it's been around 6 months since I last blogged....and I can't say that I've missed it....BUT I should probably do a little here and there for the family and friends that live on the other side of the world...can't y'all just move over here????? ;)

Anyway, this year has been busy, crazy, and busy. We found out that we are expecting Baby #5 in February, had my sister come over from Australia to visit, took our family to Australia to visit my family, my sister came back with us to stay for a while, we've had people over to stay with us on weekends, been to conferences, visited U.S. name it. :) I am glad to say that it's slowed down a little at present though, and I have been enjoying a little more regular schedule which is helpful with 4 kids underfoot.

Looking forward to enjoying some time with the kids this week while they are off school! Not that we will likely get up to a whole lot. Yesterday was a movie day and we made a batch of gingerbread cookies that turned out great! Today may just be a trip to the park while we have some decent weather...