- 120 grams Butter
- 100 grams brown sugar
- 130 grams golden syrup
- 1 egg yolk
- 1.5 tablespoons ground ginger
- 1.5 teaspoons mixed spice
- 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
- 370 grams plain flour
- 1 egg white
- 150 grams icing sugar
- food colouring of choice
Pre-heat oven to 180C.
Place syrup, sugar, butter, mixed spice and ginger into mixing bowl and mix 5 min/50 C/speed 2.
Add egg and mix 3 sec/speed 3.
Add flour and bicarb and mix 10 sec/speed 5 until combined.
Knead 2 min/"Closed lid" /"Dough mode" .
Press dough into a disc. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 30 minutes to rest.
Place the dough on a sheet of baking paper and roll out until about 4mm thick. Use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes. Place on trays about 3cm apart. Repeat with any excess dough.
Bake for 8 -10 minutes, transfer onto cooling rack with an egg slide.
Place Butterfly in a cleaned, dry bowl and place egg white inside.
Beat for 3 mins/50 degrees/speed 4.
Continuing at speed 4, gradually add icing sugar through the hole in the lid.
Add food colouring if desired, and mix at speed 4 until colour is uniform.
Pour icing into a sandwich-sized zip lock bag, and snip one corner off to pipe the icing onto the men.
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Allowing the dough to cool in the fridge means it will hold together better when you cut out the shapes.
This recipe is an adaption of a recipe from Australian Good Taste - December 2003 , Page 40, and I used "Bec's Gingerbread Dough" as a guide for the method.
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