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COOKERY CONTEST Do you want to taste a delicious brownie or some gingerbread men cookies? Cheer up! And become a cook for one day. It´s very easy!

Gingerbread men

KEY POINTS Preparation Time: How Difficult Servings

30 minutes

Cooking Time:

15 minutes

Easy 15 cakes

Freeze? No Written by: Anthony Marks

Remember to supervise your children whilst they are cooking. INGREDIENTS 350g / 12oz plain flour 175g / 6oz light soft brown sugar 100g / 4oz butter 1 medium egg 4 tablespoons of golden syrup 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 1½ teaspoon of ground ginger

NOTE: You will need a rolling pin and a man shaped pastry cutter (if you want gingerbread man shapes)


THE ADULT You will need to measure out the ingredients or at least help your child to do so. The pastry will be easier to mix if the butter has been removed from the fridge half an hour before starting mixing.

YOUR CHILD - Put the flour, butter, ground ginger and bicarbonate of soda in a mixing bowl. Mix it all together with fingertips until crumbly. Add sugar, syrup and egg and mix until it forms a firm pastry mix. You - Pre-heat the oven to 180째C / 350째F / Gas Mark 4 YOUR CHILD - Using the rolling pin, roll out the pastry to about 5mm thick. Make sure the surface and the rolling pin are well dusted with flour. Cut out the shapes with a knife and/or pastry cutter YOUR CHILD - Place the cut out pastry on a greased or non-stick baking tray, each 2cm apart to allow for them spreading out. YOU - put the baking trays in the preheated oven. Remove after 15 minutes (check after 10 minutes). YOUR CHILD -Find a selection of anything you like to decorate the gingerbread men and house. We used cake icing with raisins, chocolate chips and edible silver balls.

YOUR CHILD - Put a blob of icing on the gingerbread men where you want a decoration to stick.

Gingerbread men are easy to make, and they're tasty to eat, make no mistake!

American/British measures to metric While most of the recipes in this archive use American measurements, not all do--some might use British-style measurements. I've done my best to make this easy to use, but it's an

inherently confusing system. I've included a short list of equivalences at the end to try to clear things up a little. A couple of notes: American recipes rarely use pints and quarts as dry measures, except perhaps for things like pints of blueberries or ice cream or the like. I have included the dry measures for completeness' sake, but the two measures are close enough that I usually just use a liquid cup measure to measure out pints and, sometimes, quarts. American recipes are more likely to use teaspoons and tablespoons than fluid ounces for the purposes of measurement in cooking. American/British measures to metric Term Abbreviatio Nationality, if Dry or n applicable liquid cup c., C. usually liquid fluid ounce

fl oz, fl. oz.

American British



American British

liquid only either liquid only either


in, in.


oz, oz.


dry liquid


p., pt.




dry either dry




q., qt, qt.



British teaspoon

t., tsp., tsp

dry either either


T., tbs., tbsp.


EQUIVALENCES: 3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon = 1/2 fl. oz. 16 tablespoons = 8 fl. oz. = 1 cup 16 ounces (dry) = 1 pound 1 gallon = 4 quarts = 8 pints = 16 cups

Metric equivalent 237 milliliters 29.57 milliliters 28.41 milliliters 3.785 liters 4.546 liters 2.54 centimeters 28.35 grams see FLUID OUNCE 0.473 liter 0.551 liter 0.568 liter 453.592 grams 0.946 liter 1.101 liters 1.136 liters about 5 milliliters about 15 milliliters

Equivalent within system 16 tablespoons or 8 fluid ounces

4 quarts 4 quarts

1/16 pound see FLUID OUNCE 1/8 gallon or 16 fluid ounces 1/2 quart 16 ounces 1/4 gallon or 32 ounces 2 pints 1/3 tablespoon 3 teaspoons or 1/2 fluid ounce


BROWNIE RECIPE Ingredients: - 2/3 cup flour, sifted - 1/2 teaspoon baking powder - 1/4 teaspoon salt - 1/3 cup butter - 50g / 2 oz unsweetened chocolate - 1 cup sugar - 2 eggs, beaten - 1/2 cup chopped walnuts – 1 teaspoon vanilla Time: 1 hr 30 m

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Sift together the sifted flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Melt butter and chocolate over hot water on a low heat. In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar together a little at a time. Blend in the chocolate and butter mixture then mix in flour mixture and blending well. Mix in chopped walnuts and vanilla. Spread brownie batter in a greased and floured square tin. Bake at 350º for about 25 minutes. Allow to cool then cut into squares with a sharp knife.

Cooking Time: • Cooking time 25 minutes. • Store in a airtight tin. Serving Instructions: • Serve with cream or custard. • Goes well with tea or coffee.



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