Gingerbread
Ana Wilson

Gingerbread

Ana Wilson

INGREDIENTS

600 g flour

200 g powdered sugar

2 coffee spoon baking soda

1 coffee spoon gingerbread spice mixture

2 eggs

2 tablespoon margarine

200 g honey

1 tablespoon butter

Gingerbread

COOKING TIME 2 h
SERVES 12
  1. Sift together the flour, sugar, spice mixture, cloves and baking soda.
  2. Mix the eggs with the margarine and the honey and gradually adding it to the mixture of flour. Knead the dough until it comes together then pack it into foil and put it into the fridge for a whole day (at least).
  3. Pull out the dough from the fridge, divide it into 4 parts and roll it into 2 mm thick.
  4. Cut out the cookies with desired cutter. It is possible to spread the dough with seeds or spices, if these will decorate the Christmas tree make small holes into them.
  5. Put the figures on the buttered baking sheets – be careful, if you put them too close to each other, they bake together. Put it into pre-heated (180 o C) oven for a few minutes until it gets brownish. These will swell during baking. Pull these off from the baking sheets when these are still hot and leave it to cool next to each other. Do not put the figures onto each other because these will get bended.
  6. Beat the white of the egg until it is a whip and gradually put the powdered sugar into it. It is ok when it “pulls a thread”. Pour the glaze into a nylon what has it corner cut and start drawing on the figures.
  7. Leave the drawn figures alone at least for 2 hours.

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