Butter and spice, and all things nice — the ONLY gingerbread recipe you need this Christmas 2020.
December is the month of gingerbread. A love affair of ginger, cinnamon, flour, butter and sugar as we turn the moorish golden slabs into houses, trees and even men. But, nailing the perfect gingerbread recipe is an art.
So, when we went gingerbread exploring (mixing, rolling, baking and tasting) we realised there were too many combinations… albeit, a delicious journey, it wasn’t one we had time for. Instead, we reached out to the saviour of baking, the staple that whips together dry ingredients into something fudgy, something creamy and, ultimately, something dreamy — butter. And no one does butter better than Lurpak.
This Christmas 2020 release your inner chef and treat your loved ones with these delectable spiced gingerbread biscuits. You won’t be disappointed.
Duration: 1 Hour | Difficulty: Easy | Servings: 20 biscuits
150g Lurpak® Unsalted Butter
300g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
3 tsp ground ginger
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1tsp ground clove
100g dark muscovado sugar
200g soft brown sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 tbsp golden syrup
1 tsp vanilla paste
1 tsp pink peppercorns, ground in mortar and pestle
2 tbsp caster sugar
Icing sugar, to decorate
1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line 2 large baking trays with baking paper.
2. Sift the flour, spices and baking powder into a large bowl.
3. Melt the butter, sugars and golden syrup in a medium saucepan on medium heat until the sugar has dissolved. Take off the heat and cool for 15-minutes.
4. Stir the sugar mixture, egg and vanilla paste into the sifted ingredients to form a dough. Then divide the dough into two.
5. Take the baking paper and halve the dough. Then, roll out the dough directly on the paper to the thickness of a $1 coin.
6. Using a biscuit cutter, cut out individual biscuits directly on the paper, leaving a 2-centimetre gap between each. Save the cuttings and re-roll to make more biscuits.
7. Lift the papers back onto the baking sheets and bake the gingerbread in the oven for around 10-minutes.
8. Once cooked, using a pallet knife, move biscuits to a wire rack. Once cooled, sift the icing sugar over the biscuits to finish. Enjoy!
Optional: Mix the sugar and pink peppercorns together and lightly sprinkle on top.
This year, Lurpak is on a mission to encourage Australians to bake their Christmas gifts instead of buying them. To help, Lurpak will be gifting thousands of complimentary Lurpak baking kits to Australians across the country so that they can make a thoughtful Christmas masterpiece for someone they care about. See how you can win a baking kit now!
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