Supplied by Shakira Sheikh, devoted mom to 2 beautiful boys who loves cooking, crafting and working for Jozikids and Kznkids
This is a brilliant way to get your kids into the kitchen….even if they are boys!! I don’t have daughters so I do a lot of baking with my boys, and they love it too, as they get to eat what they make. This weekend we made ginger bread men. What’s nice about making GBM, is that the rolling and patting of the dough is actually good for low muscle tone, strengthening the fingers, and the kids love the texture in the hands, so instead of using a biscuit cutter for the GBM, we made it from scratch, the head, body, arms & legs and decorated them with choc chips. You can also use smarties for eyes if you like, and the end product is yum!
2 cups cake flour
½ cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon ginger powder
1 teaspoon bicarb
½ cup butter (125 ml) – softened
½ cup golden syrup
Chocolate chips for decor / can use smarties as well
Cream butter & sugar (sugar wont melt)
Add dry ingredients and mix well
Add syrup and mix more
Mixture should be almost doughy
Roll up into a big ball
Give a small ball to each child so they can roll and pat into their won ginger bread man
Left over dough can be rolled out with a rolling pin and can be cut out with biscuit cutter
And decorate with chocolate chips
Bake at 180 deg for 10-15 min (or when you see the biscuit colour becoming brown)
Let cool, then have with a nice cup of tea!
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