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Run, run, as fast as you can

 You can’t catch me, I’m the gingerbread man
I’m the gingerbread man and I’m out of the pan!

Got him!

It’s always fun to bake gingerbread, and as you can see my son loves them!  He couldn’t wait to take a bite out of this one, albeit he was competing with a blow-up crocodile!

Gingerbread Recipe

125 grams (4 ounces) of non dairy margarine or coconut oil

1/2 – 3/4 cup of brown sugar

1/4 of molasses or golden syrup

2 1/2 cups of plain flour sifted

2 teaspoons of powdered ginger

1 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda

Mix the non dairy margarine/coconut oil with the sugar until creamy, add the molasses, flour, ginger and bicarbonate of soda.  Mix until a smooth dough is formed.  Let it rest in the fridge for about 15 minutes.  Roll out the dough – you can do this between sheets of non stick paper, if you are a bit anxious about rolling this will make it a snap.  Roll out to about 5mm or a 1/4 inch thick, cut out your shapes with a cookie cutter and bake in a preheated oven of about 190’C (or 375’F) for 8-10 minutes until cooked.

To ice you can be as precise or rustic (see my gingerbread!) as you like!  I used organic raw sugar milled in my Thermomix to a fine powder and just added a tiny bit of water, and for the final touch we added currants.

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