As you might have already seen, we have been having lots of Halloween fun this week with a Creepy Crate of goodies that the lovely folk over at Flora Buttery sent to us. More on that in a later post but I really wanted to share another of the recipes that we have tried out for spooky gingerbread.
First of all preheat the oven to 200°C and lightly grease two large baking trays.
Sieve the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl. Now add the remaining ingredients and mix together until it forms a soft dough. Once the dough starts to come together, just give it a light knead then turn out on to a lightly dusted clean surface. Roll the dough out to a thickness of about 5mm. Use your cutters to form your spooky shapes.
We went for the traditional gingerbread man cutter that would then become skeletons and also some Halloween rats for good measure. You can use any shapes you like of course, the spookier the better!
Lift the shapes carefully using a palette knife and place on to your lightly greased trays nicely spaced out. Then pop in the oven for about 8 minutes. It’s worth checking them after just 5 minutes though just to make sure that they are not scorched around the edges. They cook very quickly and you want to catch them while they are lightly golden brown.
Once cooked, leave them to cool completely then decorate with icing pens. We drew bones on to our men to form skeletons and evil eyes for the little rats. Well I say we, I didn’t actually get a look in when it came to the decorating bit as you might expect!
So there you have it, spooky gingerbread – enjoy!