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Gingerbread Mummies made using our Laura Ashley Prize!

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.

 

Our simple recipe for gingerbread men - we turned ours into mummies for Halloween

 

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 simple recipe for gingerbread men - we turned ours into mummies for Halloween

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

Our simple recipe for gingerbread men - we turned ours into mummies for Halloween

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 simple recipe for gingerbread men - we turned ours into mummies for Halloween

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

Our simple recipe for gingerbread men - we turned ours into mummies for Halloween

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

Our simple recipe for gingerbread men - we turned ours into mummies for Halloween

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.

Our simple recipe for gingerbread men - we turned ours into mummies for Halloween

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

Our simple recipe for gingerbread men - we turned ours into mummies for Halloween

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

Our simple recipe for gingerbread men - we turned ours into mummies for Halloween

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

Our simple recipe for gingerbread men - we turned ours into mummies for Halloween

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
  • Reply Lisa (mummascribbles)

    Oooo what a fab idea. We made gingerbread last Christmas but whilst it tasted nice, they were like rocks! Will have to try this out 🙂 well done on winning! Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

    October 30, 2015 at 8:35 am
    • Reply Sarah

      These were fun to make, although as you can imagine are pretty sweet with all that icing – the kids of course don’t mind!

      October 30, 2015 at 9:22 am
  • Reply Tracey Abrahams

    I have rollingpin envy, that one is beautiful!! Well done for winning. The buscuits look fab too xx #TwinklyTuesday
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    October 27, 2015 at 8:08 pm
    • Reply Sarah

      Isn’t it pretty – I keep stroking it which I know isn’t a good look! Just checked out your updated linky list – its fab, hopefully meet up with you on some of them too x

      October 27, 2015 at 8:57 pm
  • Reply Random Musings

    These are fab 🙂 I love your Laura Ashley bake set, well done on winning it 🙂 #myfavouritepost
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    October 27, 2015 at 1:36 pm
    • Reply Sarah

      Thanks Debbie, making gingerbread with the kids is always a winner. We’re planning ‘showstopper’ gingerbread house for Christmas 🙂

      October 27, 2015 at 2:10 pm
  • Reply Alison

    Well done on winning and loving your gingerbread mummies
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    October 27, 2015 at 1:06 pm
    • Reply Sarah

      Thanks 🙂 They are a fun twist for Halloween aren’t they? and of course the kids love any extra icing they can put on things 🙂

      October 27, 2015 at 1:29 pm
  • Reply Elizabeth

    I love this so much. I love your new pretty bakeware, I adore gingerbread, and I love your cute Halloween twist on gingerbread cookies! So fun! Thanks for sharing. #twinklytuesday
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    October 27, 2015 at 9:09 am
    • Reply Sarah

      The Bakeware is lovely isn’t it – its such a treat having something so pretty 🙂 The gingerbread was such fun to make – we all adore it too x

      October 27, 2015 at 9:56 am

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