The little two had gone to Granny and Grandads. They always go every Tuesday, whether I am working or not. It gives me time to sleep and spend some one on one time with Beanie in the holidays.
Firstly we had to add all the dry ingredients into a bowl. Beanie liked sieving the flour, bicarbonate of soda, ginger and cinnamon, and making a mess!
Then we had to add butter, chopped into small pieces and this had to be rubbed in. A new experience for Beanie, but as you can see from his face he loved it!
We then had to beat one egg and add this to the mix.
We mixed in the egg, but the dough mixture was really dry,
and it wouldn't combine to a dough ball,
so we added another egg!
Then we rolled out the dough until it was about 5mm thick and started to cut out our shapes.
Like we have a flower cutter in a house full of boys!
They then had to be baked in the oven at 180 C for about 12-15 minutes.
|First batch out of the oven!|
They have enjoyed them, but I think I would stick to my old gingerbread recipe in future!