All posts tagged: gingerbread

Baileys Christmas Cookies

The Cookies Santa Would Like You to Leave Out For Him This Year

It’s a little late for holiday cookies by some standards, but yesterday is when I made this batch, and if you happen to have some time on your hands and enough flour and spices in your cupboard, you can totally knock these up this afternoon. Leaving a little treat out for Santa Claus is something that we’ve not done for quite some time in this family, mostly because we, the children, are now 18 and 20. It would be somewhat inappropriate to let delicious biscuits go stale overnight in the name of a man we both (sadly) found out over a decade ago does not in fact sneak down the chimney to enjoy them. If you are lucky enough to have tiny excited people running around your house right now in a fit of excitement for the arrival of the big guy in red, you may well be taking part in this cute tradition. I highly recommend these gingerbread cookies with a little Baileys icing. This is not really a recipe post. I used the …

Gingerbread Fireworks

Happy Bonfire Night! This is one of my favourite British celebrations on the calendar; foggy misty gunpowder residue and smoke lingering in the air, bonfires and fireworks and sparklers whizzing and banging and crackling, it’s all so exciting! If you have time to do a spot of baking before you wrap up warm and set off to a firework display, this gingerbread recipe should almost certainly be top of the list. This recipe is originally from the BBC and altered ever so slightly for a darker result. Tonight I’ll be trudging up the top of a hill somewhere to look at the sky over Brighton and do some ooh-ing and aah-ing. Stay safe and have fun everyone! 350g plain flour 1tsp bicarbonate of soda 2 tsps ground ginger 1 tsp ground cinnamon 125g butter 175g dark muscovado sugar 1 egg 2 tbsps golden syrup 2 tbsps black treacle 200g fondant writing icing (glittery if you can find it!) Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda, ginger and cinnamon into a large mixing bowl. Rub in the butter …