Ginger Bread Biscuits with The Kind Harvest Co. Plain Flour
Updated: Sep 2, 2021
Prep time: 40min + 15min refrigeration Cooking time: 15min
1/4 cup of The Kind Harvest Co. Plain Flour
125g unsalted butter, softened
1/3 cup soft brown sugar
1/4 cup golden syrup
1 egg, slightly beaten
1/4 cup self-raising flour
1 tablespoon bicarbonate of soda - 1 tablespoon currants
1 egg white
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1 1/4 cups king sugar, sifted
Assorted food colourings
Preheat the oven to moderate 180C.
Line two baking trays with baking paper,
Cream the butter, sugar and golden syrup in a small bowl with electric beaters until light and fluffy. Add the egg gradually, beating well after each addition.
Transfer to a large bowl.
Sift the dry ingredients onto the butter mixture and mix with a knife until just combined.
Combine the dough with well-floured hands. Turn onto a well-floured surface and knead for 1-2 minutes, or until smooth.
Roll out the dough on a chopping board, between two sheets of baking paper, to 5mm thick.
Refrigerate on the board for 15 minutes to firm.
Cut the dough into shapes with a 13 cm gingerbread person or other festively shaped cutters.
Press the remaining dough together and re-roll. Cut out the shapes and place the biscuits on the trays.
Place currants as eyes and noses.
Bake for 10 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool completely on the trays.
For the icing, beat the egg white with electric beaters in a small, clean, dry bowl until foamy. Gradually add the lemon juice and icing sugar and beat until thick and creamy.
Divide the icing among several bowls. Tint the mixture with food colourings and spoon into small paper icing bags. Seal the open ends, snip the tips off the bags and pipe on faces and clothing.
NOTE: When the icing is completely dry, store the biscuits in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to three days.