Hi guys! Can you believe it’s just a few days left before Christmas?! Scrolling through my last year’s Christmas Market posts makes me a bit nostalgic, at the end of the day it’s the first Christmas so far from home. And this year (exactly like I do every year if you care to know) I left all the preparations to the very last moment. Not that I intended to, I’d love to learn to plan ahead and make my life less stressful this way but it doesn’t seem to be working in my case.
Anyway, I’m sure the most of you have already done their Christmas baking but for those of you who haven’t I decided to share a little gingerbread recipe- it’s basically a mix of what cooking sides tell you to do, what you have left in the cupboard and what you feel may go well with the whole thing. It really is super easy and, oh man, once ready they smell insane!!!
To make around 80 biscuits (depending on how big your forms are), you’ll need:
- 400g plain flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tbsp ground nutmeg
- 125g butter (or, if you happen not to have that much and are too lazy to go to the shop, use vegetable oil for the missing part, works just fine, I checked it!)
- 175g sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp milk (no idea what that’s for as I just randomly added it so you can surely skip it!)
- icing pens and other decorating accessories
And now… put everything in the food processor, mix it well and your dough is ready! I’m sure there’s some magical order in which you should add the ingredients but I’ve never bothered to actually check it. Guess what? I didn’t miss much, the biscuits are epic!
Once the dough is ready, roll it out to about 0.5 cm and use the cutters to cut out your biscuits. I didn’t have any of those fancily-shaped little things so I simply cut out my stars and hearts using a kitchen knife but trust me, you don’t want to do that: 1) you want your biscuits to be cute and regular, unlike mine 2) it takes AGES with a knife.
When all the cutting is done, place the guys on a baking tray and put them in a preheated oven (180C) for 10-12 minutes. Let them cool and have tonnes of fun decorating! As for decorating, get yourself icing pens. Seriously! I didn’t. I just put all the icing in a bag, cut off the tip and thought it will work perfectly. It didn’t! I spent hours swearing at the little creatures which happened to be a bitch to decorate- the icing was thick, dry, crushing all the time and although I did manage to produce some ornaments the whole thing was a nightmare! What can i say? Get yourself icing pens! 😉