Wednesday 26 October 2011

Decorate your own gingerbread man kit

I had a friend visiting for lunch today, so I let Harry choose some biscuits. He went for a decorate your own gingerbread man kit, which was tucked in at the side of the shelf in the supermarket. I've not bought one of these before, I must admit that I'm a bit snobby and see them as cheating (not that I've ever made gingerbread men with Harry, another one for the to do list). However I didn't have time to make any biscuits and I thought it might be a good incentive to get him home without stopping at the (waterlogged) playground on the way back.

I was pleasantly surprised. The icing was in a handy tube which he was able to squeeze out himself (although it was a rather garish shade of yellow which did cause some fingertip and worktop staining) and there were plenty of sweets. He quickly got the hang of what to do, and the biscuits themselves were rather yummy.

Child decorating gingerbread men

Child decorating gingerbread men

If anyone has a link to a tried and tested gingerbreadman recipe, I would love to give it a go!


  1. I have Mum's recipe which is excellent, I might blog it later in the year. Harry's look good though!

  2. Here it is:
    8oz plain flour
    4oz sugar
    4oz margarine
    3 tablespoons golden syrup
    1 tablespoon ground ginger
    1 teaspoon bicarb of soda
    Just mix together, cook for 5-10 minutes in a hot oven.


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