Nothing says Christmas like gingerbread and I found this great simple recipe. Other recipes I’ve tried have been too bitter or even too time consuming. But this one is perfect. I advice rolling it quite thick so you get nice chewy cookies.
- 350g/12oz plain flour, plus extra for rolling
- 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 2 tsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 125g/4½oz butter
- 175g/6oz light soft brown sugar
- 1 free-range egg
- 4 tbsp golden syrup
- writing icing
- cake decorations
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ARTHUR QUINN NEEDS YOU TO SAVE THE WORLD!
How would you like to have a character named after you in the final Arthur Quinn book?
Well you can! The competition opens Monday (10th December) and closes the following Friday morning (14th). All the details of how to enter are above and Alan will reveal the winner on Elev8 on the 14th.
Remember, the competition is only open from the 10th to the 14th so get your entries in straight away!
A while back, a reader asked me to describe my desk. I thought the best thing to do would be to throw up a few pictures here.
Space is at a premium in my room, so this fold-up desk from Ikea was a perfect solution. It has just the right amount of space for my laptop and a few books without allowing me to clutter it. Read the rest of this entry »