We spent a rainy afternoon baking together. This recipe is fool proof and delicious from my favourite recipe book by David Herbert.
I love cooking with children, it opens so many literacy and numeracy learning opportunities for them.
(Makes 24-30, depending on size of cutters)
- 125 g unsalted butter, chopped
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 2 cups plain flour
- 1/4 cup of SR flour
- 1/4 cup golden syrup
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 tbs ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp mixed spice
- Pinch of salt
- 1 tbs bicarbonate soda
- Place the butter, golden syrup and sugar in a small saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring, until the butter has melted and the mixture is smooth. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
- Sift both flours, the bicarb of soda, the spices and a pinch of salt into a large mixing bowl and make a well in the center. Pour in the melted butter and the beaten egg and mix well
- Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth. Wrap in plastic wrap and put in fridge for 30 mins.
- Preheat oven to 170 degrees c. Line two oven trays with baking paper.
- Roll out dough between two sheets of baking paper the thickness of 5mm. Cut out shapes with a cookie cutter and bake for 8-10 mins or until firm and golden brown. Allow to cool on wire rack.