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Gingerbread At Home: A Recipe, Including With Icing, Photo And Video
Gingerbread At Home: A Recipe, Including With Icing, Photo And Video

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DIY gingerbread: filling the house with a Christmas fairy tale

Amazingly fragrant gingerbread cookies give a wonderful mood for children and adults
Amazingly fragrant gingerbread cookies give a wonderful mood for children and adults

During the winter holidays, houses are filled with the smell of fresh spruce needles, tangerines and gingerbread. The process of creating this pastry is so interesting that adults and children are happy to participate in it. Vases with a delicacy beautifully decorated with glaze solemnly take place on the tables, and are also carefully wrapped in gift bags for loved ones.

Step-by-step gingerbread recipe

Over the past few years, I really wanted to finally make gingerbread. But everyday chores did not leave me time to do it. Last year, a miracle finally happened. Already in October, I received the holiday-themed molds ordered in the online store, and my daughter and I began to patiently wait for the holiday. On the eve of Christmas I started looking for a recipe for gingerbread and chose the one that seemed to me the most interesting. I share it with you too.

Ingredients:

  • 375 g flour;
  • 115 g butter;
  • 155 g of liquid honey;
  • 65 g brown sugar;
  • 1 egg;
  • 1/2 tsp soda;
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon;
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger;
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper;
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg.

Preparation:

  1. Prepare your ingredients. Remove the butter from the refrigerator for half an hour of cooking.

    Gingerbread dough ingredients
    Gingerbread dough ingredients

    To prepare the dough, you need butter at room temperature

  2. Place the sliced ​​soft butter and sugar in a bowl.

    Pieces of butter, brown sugar and mixer
    Pieces of butter, brown sugar and mixer

    To make it easier to mix the first dough ingredients, cut the butter into small pieces

  3. Whisk until smooth.

    Whipped butter with brown sugar
    Whipped butter with brown sugar

    Beat the mixture until the sugar crystals are completely dissolved

  4. Beat in an egg and pour in liquid honey, beat with a mixer until smooth.

    Butter and sugar mixture, raw egg and honey in a bowl
    Butter and sugar mixture, raw egg and honey in a bowl

    If honey is frozen, melt it first

  5. Add spices and soda, mix with a mixer.

    Butter and egg mixture for gingerbread with spices
    Butter and egg mixture for gingerbread with spices

    The amount of spices can be adjusted to your taste

  6. Without stopping whisking, gradually add the sifted flour to the dough. At this stage, the mixer should be set aside, as it is easier to work with such a dough with a spatula.

    Wheat flour in a bowl of butter and egg mixture for dough
    Wheat flour in a bowl of butter and egg mixture for dough

    To make the dough more tender, it is recommended to sift the flour 1-3 times

  7. Knead the dough until the flour runs out.

    Kneading gingerbread dough with a spatula
    Kneading gingerbread dough with a spatula

    Almost finished dough is best kneaded with a cooking spatula.

  8. Roll the dough into a ball, wrap with cling film and refrigerate for 1–2 hours or more.

    Gingerbread dough in cling film
    Gingerbread dough in cling film

    Chill the dough thoroughly before forming the gingerbread.

  9. Preheat the oven to 175 degrees.

    Oven included
    Oven included

    Preheat the oven about a quarter of an hour before baking the gingerbread

  10. Cut the dough in two. Put one part in the refrigerator, put the other on a sheet of paper.

    A piece of dough and metal cookie cutters on a sheet of baking paper
    A piece of dough and metal cookie cutters on a sheet of baking paper

    Use a sheet of baking paper to prevent the dough from sticking to the work surface

  11. Cover with another sheet and roll out into a layer about 0.5 cm thick.

    A slab of dough for gingerbread between sheets of baking paper and metal cookie cutters
    A slab of dough for gingerbread between sheets of baking paper and metal cookie cutters

    The thickness of the blank for gingerbread should not be more than 5 mm

  12. Use molds to make gingerbread blanks.

    Cooking blanks for gingerbread using metal molds
    Cooking blanks for gingerbread using metal molds

    Gingerbread can be shaped in any shape

  13. Spread the blanks on a baking sheet lined with paper.

    Blanks of gingerbread on a baking sheet with baking paper
    Blanks of gingerbread on a baking sheet with baking paper

    To prevent the gingerbread from burning, do not forget to line the baking sheet with paper

  14. Bake the gingerbread for 7 to 12 minutes. As soon as the pastry is browned, the treat can be removed from the oven.

    Prepared gingerbread on a baking sheet
    Prepared gingerbread on a baking sheet

    Gingerbread baking time depends on your taste and dough thickness

  15. Put the finished gingerbread cookies on a dish, sprinkle with powdered sugar or decorate with glaze drawings.

    Sprinkled with icing sugar gingerbread on a wooden table
    Sprinkled with icing sugar gingerbread on a wooden table

    Decorating gingerbread is a great reason to let your imagination run wild

How to make icing and decorate gingerbread

The most common use for decorating gingerbread and cookies is a thick icing based on powdered sugar. In its original form, this product turns out to be snow-white, but it can easily be dyed in the desired colors using food dyes.

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg white;
  • 200 g finely ground powdered sugar;
  • 2-5 drops of lemon juice.

Preparation:

  1. Whisk the egg white at room temperature.

    Raw egg white in a glass bowl with a whisk
    Raw egg white in a glass bowl with a whisk

    Whisk the protein lightly for 30 seconds

  2. Continuing to beat, gradually add sifted icing sugar, add a few drops of lemon juice.

    Powdered sugar in a bowl with beaten egg white and a metal whisk
    Powdered sugar in a bowl with beaten egg white and a metal whisk

    Pour the powder into the protein in small portions

  3. When the frosting turns white, run a whisk over a cutting board or plate to form a strip of frosting. The finished product must retain its shape for at least 10 seconds.

    Icing sugar on a wooden cutting board
    Icing sugar on a wooden cutting board

    Finished icing should hold its shape for 10 seconds or longer

  4. Divide the frosting into pieces and paint the desired colors with food colors.

    Coloring the icing with green food coloring
    Coloring the icing with green food coloring

    To color the glaze, use food coloring in the colors you need

  5. Place the finished icing in the cooking bags with attachments. If there are no attachments, simply cut off the corners of the bags and squeeze the frosting through the resulting mini-holes.

    Sugar icing cookies using a pastry bag
    Sugar icing cookies using a pastry bag

    Glaze bags should be cut very carefully, otherwise the holes will be too large and neat patterns will not work

  6. Decorate the gingerbread cookies and let the glaze dry completely.

    Sugar Glazed Gingerbread
    Sugar Glazed Gingerbread

    Decorating gingerbread with icing will bring pleasure to all family members

Video: how to make gingerbread with icing

If you also like to give your loved ones a fairy tale and please them with fragrant, tasty and beautiful gingerbread, be sure to write your recipe for making this delicacy in the comments below. Have a wonderful holiday!

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