Sunday, December 21, 2008

Gingerbread Man

Very excited over this bake~Gingerbread man. I wanted to make it for give away on saturday morning. I came home exhausted and late on Friday night, so off to bed. I dragged myself up at 4.30am and did my earliest bake. I managed to make 36 gingerbread man.

Here's the recipe :-

65g butter
80g light brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg
180g golden syrup
445g plain flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp mixed spice
1/4 tsp gound cinnamon
3/4 tsp gound ginger
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 tbsp UHT Milk(milk wash)


  1. Sift flour, baking soda & spices together and set aside
  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter, sugar, salt together until light & fluffy
  3. Beat in the egg slowly into the cream mixture
  4. Fold in the flour & golden syrup alternately until well combine.
  5. Add in vanilla essence and mix well
  6. Rest dough in the fridge for 15 mins
  7. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface
  8. Use a cookies cutter and cut out the dough
  9. Place it on a greased tray and brush the dough with UHT milk before bake @ 180c for 10-12 mins
  10. Decorate it with icing sugar & chocolate after the cookies cool off
These are the naked gingerbread man & woman

Lemon Icing
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp lemon juiceIn a small bowl combine icing sugar & lemon. Add enough lemon juice to make the icing thick & pourable but not runny. You can always add a bit of extra sugar to thick it if you add too much and stir until very smooth. I didn't have very time trying to pipe out the icing, instead i used my hand o make. It's like doing gum paste, kinda of fun though.

Finally all the gingerbread are packed and ready to give away. Out of the house at 9.20am

I was very happy about this bake as many kids like it cos the ginger & cinnamon smell is not strong. In fact their parents were surprised that their kiddos like my gingerbread when most time they won't eat. :p


Sylviamania said...

I think you should be nominated as "Supermommy" of the year leh! Very cute gingerbread people!

Cookie said...

101% to your effort to get off bed at such unearthing hours!

I am such the kids will love you to bits!


Art of Eating said...

Thanks Sylviamania, me shy shy one.

Thanks Cookies. It's a joy to bake and see the kids being happy. All hardwork worth it, just to win their smile :)

Happy Flour said...

Hi Art of Eating,

Very cute gingerbread man you had made. Glad that you also like this recipe too. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Art of Eating said...

Thanks Happy Flour, you're an inspiration to me.

Wishing you a Berry Happy Properous New Year.