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The gingerbread man recipe

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Justine Varin - Writer

Yummy! A gingerbread man!

Yes! Christmas is fast approaching and it’s your kids’ favorite time of year (maybe yours too).

The kids are on vacation and you absolutely want to make the holidays unforgettable, right?

If you’re short on activities and desserts then the gingerbread man is for you!

No need to be a great cook, the gingerbread man is easier to make than it looks. So if your children’s mouths are watering, cook with The Fun Master.

Ingredients (for 35 biscuits)

350 grams of flour
170 grams of brown sugar
100 grams of liquid honey
100 grams of soft butter
1 egg
4 teaspoons of yeast
2 teaspoons of gingerbread spice mix
200 grams of powdered sugar
1 egg white

Utensils and equipment

Food processor
Traditional oven
Oven baking tray
Rolling pin
Punch in the shape of a man
Baking paper
Pastry bag
Salad bowl

“Every kid loves the gingerbread man!”

Step 1: Preparation of the dough

First, preheat your oven to 160°, take out the utensils and ingredients and wash your hands.

Then mix the dry ingredients together (flour, spices, sugar and yeast).

Add the butter to the dry mixture so that the texture is sandy.

Now add the egg and honey and shape the dough into a ball.

Step 2: Cooking

Is the dough ready? Then grab your rolling pin and roll it out on your baking sheet, don’t forget to put your baking paper down before rolling out the dough.

Use your cookie cutter in the shape of a man to define the cookies.

Bake the cookies for 7 minutes, you can stop baking when they are golden brown.

Step 3: The glaze

Preparing the glaze, turns out to be much easier than expected. Simply add powdered sugar to the egg white, mixing a little at a time. When you get a white paste and consistent, it means that it is done.

For more color, you can add food coloring, if necessary.

Put the glaze in your piping bag and draw the eyes, smile and buttons on the man. If it’s difficult to do this with the piping, you can use a toothpick.

Step 4: Bon appétit!

And that’s it! It’s ready, all you have to do is enjoy these gingerbread men with your children in front of a Christmas movie! Enjoy your meal!

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