School Fair time again ... gingerbread lolly making July 15 2011, 0 Comments

[caption id="attachment_695" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Mixy mixing the flour & baking powder"]A pretty fail safe bake for any school fundraising I have been involved with over the last couple of years is a simple (but highly appealing to children!) recipe from Tana Ramsay's family cookbook.  The genius thing for this recipe is not what it's made of but the addition of a lollipop stick to the biscuit making it an irresistible buy for the kids!  Here's a quick picture summary of how to make them![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_696" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Melting the butter, sugar and syrup"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_697" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="not part of the recipe!"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_698" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Adding the Melted Mixture to Flour Mixture"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_699" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Make the Dough"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_700" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Roll out the Dough (approx 1 cm thick)"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_701" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Cut out with Cutter (Stars and Hearts a Favourite in our Household)"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_702" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Bake at 180 degrees C for 10-12 mins until golden. Take out then add lollipop stick in quickly while biscuit still soft"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_703" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Decorate to your hears content - we used icing to stick on chocolate M&Ms"][/caption]

Gingerbread Men Lollies*

200g/8oz plain flour
1 level teaspoon of baking powder
2 level tsp ground ginger
1 level tsp ground cinnamon
75g/3oz unsalted butter
75g/3oz brown sugar
3 heaped tbsp golden syrup

*taken from Tana Ramsay's Family Kitchen Cookbook