The clocks have turned back and Halloween is in a couple days! I guess it’s safe to say we are on our way into the winter season. Halloween isn’t something we really get into but I still like to carve a pumpkin and put on a film. This year I thought I’d do a bake as well. Something easy and simple that anyone else can do!
This bake takes a gingerbread recipe and some inspiration from Pinterest to make Skeleton gingerbread men. Of course most people are probably a lot more creative than me but again, I wanted to keep it simple!
The Skelton is drawn out using a chocolate writing pen as this was the best thing I could find in the supermarket to use. I find the small writing pens harder to use and run out quickly! It’s as simple as a few lines to make a face, bones and a rib cage!
The gingerbread works best if it spends some time in the fridge. This will avoid it crumbling as much when you cut out your shapes! The most difficult bit will be the baking because with different shapes and sizes you have to be careful to keep an eye on the biscuits!
Recipe was inspired by Good Food
- 225g Plain Flour
- 2 Teaspoons of Bicarbonate of Soda
- 1 Heaped Teaspoon of Ground Ginger
- 1/2 Teaspoon of Ground Cinnamon
- 50g Margarine
- 100g Soft Brown Sugar
- 100g Golden Syrup
1. Preheat the oven 180 degrees and line two baking trays with baking parchment
2. In a large bowl sieve the flour, bicarbonate and spices together and set to one side
3. In a saucepan over a medium heat melt together the sugar, butter and golden syrup until it makes a dark liquid. Leave to cool for a bit
4. Pour the saucepan into the dry ingredients and mix together to form a dough
5. Place the ball of dough in the fridge for 15 mins to cool down
6. Take out the fridge and place on a large sheet of cling film. Place another big piece on top of it. Roll out the dough slightly (it’ll still be very thick) and place in the fridge again for 10 mins. Take out and roll out the dough in between the cling film until about a pound coin thickness
7. Cut shapes out of your dough and place on the tray
8. Depending on sizes used bake for around 8-12 mins keeping an eye on the colour of the biscuits. The edge should begin to darken. Don’t worry when you take them out they’ll still look soft but they will harden!
9. Decorate as you wish. I did skeleton by doing the below- it’s so easy!