Wee man and I made gingerbread biscuits today. Yum yum, yes we have eaten far too many!

We have had this book for ages and read it lots, and baked many many gingerbread Fred’s from the recipe too!


I’m afraid I thought I had the ingredients in the cupboard when I promised we could make them…..but when I got there the cupboard was bare! No, not really I just didn’t have any syrup which unusual for me, because cake making ingredients are always in stock, but no not today to my shame. It’s ok not to worry we have some honey and treacle in and thats nice and sticky, right?

So we get to work making big clouds of flour all over the place and too many floury fingerprints to mention. Anyway the mixture resembles the same as usual. We had not messed with the recipe just put 2 tbl sps of treacle and 1 of honey instead of 3 tbl sp of syrup. It just looks a little darker. Because it’s Christmas we added a bit of mixed spice. We then put it in the fridge to get nice and cool because it’s a real pain to do when it’s warm.

These are the cutters we are going to use. It’s been a few months since we made any so I gave them a swish in some really hot soapy water. While the oven was heating up and the mixture was getting cool. Little fella asked me what’s this. Well I really didn’t know but my answer was a guitar, no hang on it’s a snowman on his side, er i’m not sure. What would you like it to be? Apparently it’s a violin in the eyes of a 4yr old.

If you do know what this is please tell me because I really don’t!

That’s dingle bear! (Dingle bear is the best bear ever)

The mixture is still warm so i’m having a coffee from my fave cup and little man wanders off for a play. Fifteen mins later we are back on the job and ready to rock and roll.

Roll, roll, roll your gingerbread la la la, we sing to the row your boat tune and cut out loads of shapes and get them onto the tray and into the oven before they all run away!

 Little fella says the swan is for me and the dancing man is for him. We saw two lovely white swans a few weeks ago as we walked along the canal, maybe that had something do do with it.

Fresh out of the oven and still warm. It’s time for another cuppa before I finish the tidying up!

All nicely decorated by the two of us, here is a selection for you to feast your eyes upon and wish they were yours…..he he!

Yes of course I ate my swan and wee man ate his dancing man!


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