Gingerbread man -1st attemp

Cookie monster seems happy with the gingerbread gal.

Receipe from http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/38194/the+best+gingerbread

125g Western Star Original Butter, chopped

1/3 cup brown sugar

1/3 cup golden syrup

1 egg

2 1/2 cups plain flour

1 tablespoon ground ginger

2 teaspoons cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

1 egg white

2 cups pure icing sugar, sifted

Step 1

Melt butter, sugar and golden syrup together in a saucepan, stirring until smooth. Cool slightly.

Step 2

Whisk egg and butter mixture in a large bowl. Sift flour, spices and soda over the butter mixture and mix until combined into a smooth dough. Flatten into a disc shape, cover with cling wrap and refrigerate for 30-40 minutes or until just firm.

Step 3

Roll out dough on a floured surface to ½cm thickness. Cut into shapes using 10-12cm gingerbread people cutters and use a lifter to transfer onto lightly buttered baking trays. Bake at 180C for 8-10 minutes or until cooked and lightly browned. Cool for 5 minutes on trays before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Step 4

Beat egg white until foamy then gradually beat in icing sugar until piping consistency. Spoon into a piping bag and use to decorate cooled gingerbread

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