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Gingerbread Mummies made using our Laura Ashley Prize!

Our Beautiful Baking Bundle from Laura Ashley

A couple of weeks ago we were lucky enough to win a competition being run by Laura Ashley on Twitter. I can not tell you how excited we were when they Tweeted us saying 'Congratulations @CraftInvaders - you are our #LAGBBO star baker!' Star Baker! Finally our talents have been recognised! A couple of days later, a HUGE Laura Ashley Box arrived, and we are now the extremely proud owners of a beautiful baking set from their lovely Parma Violets range. I honestly think it is the prettiest bake-ware I have ever seen, and certainly that I have ever owned!

The kids, of course, have been asking to use it ever since it arrived (they have this really weird joint ownership idea!), so we decided to try it out while making some Halloween Gingerbread biscuits. This is what you will need, and how we made them...

350g plain flour, plus extra for rolling out

1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

2 tsp ground ginger

1 tsp ground cinnamon

125g butter

175g soft brown sugar (we used a mix of light and dark)

1 free-range egg

4 tbsp golden syrup

Our Beautiful Baking Bundle from Laura Ashley- throw dry ingredients into bowl

Sift together the flour, bicarbonate of soda, ginger and cinnamon into your bowl, add in the sugar and give it a quick mix.

Add the butter and rub with your fingertips until the mix looks like breadcrumbs. (This photo is after I told the kids to handle it delicately!)

Our Beautiful Baking Bundle from Laura Ashley- Use your fingertips to work in the butter!

Our Beautiful Baking Bundle from Laura Ashley- add in egg and syrup

Lightly beat the egg and golden syrup together and add to your other ingredients.

Mix it all with your hands until the dough comes together.

Our Beautiful Baking Bundle from Laura Ashley- and bring it all together

Our Beautiful Baking Bundle from Laura Ashley- turn onto a floured surface and knead briefly until it comes together

Tip the dough out (if you haven't eaten it all), knead briefly until smooth, pop in a plastic bag, and leave to chill in the fridge for 15 minutes.

Roll the dough out to a 0.5cm thickness on a lightly floured surface. Cut into any shape you like!

Our Beautiful Baking Bundle from Laura Ashley- roll out 0.5cm thick

Our Beautiful Baking Bundle from Laura Ashley- and cut out your shapes

Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until lightly golden-brown at 180C

Leave to cool, and decorate to your heart's content!

Our Beautiful Baking Bundle from Laura Ashley- decorate

Gingerbread Mummy

Our Beautiful Baking Bundle from Laura Ashley-finished birscuits

Thank you Laura Ashley for our fabulous prize - it is absolutely gorgeous, and winning it made our day!

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12 Comments

  • Reply Honest mum

    Wonderful biscuits. Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

    October 30, 2015 at 12:36 pm
    • Reply Sarah

      The kids always love making them – Thanks for having us :)

      October 30, 2015 at 11:50 pm
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