ninjabread men (plus gingerbread recipe).

My boyfriend bought me some cookie cutters last week that are essentially gingerbread men doing ninja poses. Yeah, I know. Awesome.

Anyway, today I decided we’d make some, so we threw together my friend Jane’s recipe for gingerbread (included below). Then we dipped them in chocolate, because I was also making chocolate popcorn (pictures of that later).

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Gingerbread dough!

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Cutting out the ninjas.

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Fresh out of the oven … they did swell up a little bit.

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Methods of decorating: the dip, and the flick.

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The finished product!

 

Recipe:

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup golden syrup

1/2 cup butter (also known as ~112g)

2 cups plain flour

2T ground ginger

1/2 tsp baking soda

 

Melt the first three ingredients in a pot on the stove. Probably best to bring this to the boil so the sugar melts. Then, remove from the heat and add the second three ingredients. Stir, and then leave to cool for a while.

Once cool, roll out into a sheet about 1cm thick. Rolling it out on baking paper is recommended. Cut out whatever shapes you want to make and put them on a lined baking tray. Bake at 180 degrees Celsius for 10-15 minutes, depending on your oven. The colour changes when they’re done.

Then, once cool, feel free to ice/dip in chocolate/eat. Awesome.

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