How To Make Easy Gingerbread Mummies

by Sarah - Craft Invaders

Our simple, delicious recipe for gingerbread, perfect for cutting into shapes and making houses. We iced the men and turned them into mummies for Halloween

 

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  ‘Congratulations @CraftInvaders – you are our #LAGBBO star baker.’ Star Baker! Finally our talents have been recognised! A few of days later, a HUGE box arrived, and we are now the proud owners of a beautiful baking set from their lovely Parma Violets range. I honestly think it is the prettiest bakeware 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. 

How To Make Easy Gingerbread Mummies

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, delicious recipe for gingerbread, perfect for cutting into shapes and making houses. We iced the men and turned them 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.

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, delicious recipe for gingerbread, perfect for cutting into shapes and making houses. We iced the men and turned them into mummies for Halloween

 

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

 

Our simple, delicious recipe for gingerbread, perfect for cutting into shapes and making houses. We iced the men and turned them into mummies for Halloween

 

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

 

Our simple, delicious recipe for gingerbread, perfect for cutting into shapes and making houses. We iced the men and turned them 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, delicious recipe for gingerbread, perfect for cutting into shapes and making houses. We iced the men and turned them 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, delicious recipe for gingerbread, perfect for cutting into shapes and making houses. We iced the men and turned them into mummies for Halloween

 

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


Our simple, delicious recipe for gingerbread, perfect for cutting into shapes and making houses. We iced the men and turned them into mummies for Halloween

 

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

Our simple, delicious recipe for gingerbread, perfect for cutting into shapes and making houses. We iced the men and turned them into mummies for Halloween

 

If you fancy getting a little more creative with gingerbread check out our 10 Top Tips For Making a Gingerbread House and for more biscuit inspiration check out our Pretty Painted Easter Biscuits.

Our simple, delicious recipe for gingerbread, perfect for cutting into shapes and making houses. We iced the men and turned them into mummies for Halloween   

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12 comments

Lisa (mummascribbles) October 30, 2015 - 8:35 am

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

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Sarah October 30, 2015 - 9:22 am

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

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Tracey Abrahams October 27, 2015 - 8:08 pm

I have rollingpin envy, that one is beautiful!! Well done for winning. The buscuits look fab too xx #TwinklyTuesday

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Sarah October 27, 2015 - 8:57 pm

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

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Random Musings October 27, 2015 - 1:36 pm

These are fab 🙂 I love your Laura Ashley bake set, well done on winning it 🙂 #myfavouritepost
Debbie

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Sarah October 27, 2015 - 2:10 pm

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

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Alison October 27, 2015 - 1:06 pm

Well done on winning and loving your gingerbread mummies

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Sarah October 27, 2015 - 1:29 pm

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 🙂

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Elizabeth October 27, 2015 - 9:09 am

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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Sarah October 27, 2015 - 9:56 am

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

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