Hey there people and Happy Tuesday to you!! I hope you are doing well and not too bummed to be back to the old work grindstone after the Bank Holiday. I have had a good day really - working and writing have been the main elements of my day really.
Today's post is a DIY one (I haven't done one for ages it seems) and is a recipe I tried over the weekend. I had seen on Pinterest various pictures of people making baskets and cups using the underside of an ordinary bun tray and wanted to try it out. Hence, gingerbread cups were born. And they are YUMMY I can tell you (and MHI will back me up here).
Here's the how to:
350g Plain Flour
2 tsp Ground Ginger
1 tsp Bicarb of Soda
100g butter or margarine
175g brown sugar
4 tbsp golden syrup
A splash of milk (optional)
1. Combine the flour, ginger and soda in the bowl.
2. Rub in the butter ( I always chop up the butter into chunks to make it easier to rub. Also I try to rub only with the ends of my fingers. Otherwise the heat of your palms can make the butter melt). Then stir in the golden syrup and egg and bring together the mixture. (I usually combine the egg and syrup together to make it easier to mix in). If your mixture is too dry add your splash of milk. If not then move onto the next step:
3. Grease the underside of your bun trays.
4. Roll out your gingerbread and cut out circles (I used a wine glass to cut them out as it was just the right size!). Lay these over the backs of the bun tray and press down lightly so they form cup shapes.
5. Cook in a preheated over at 190 degrees celcius for 10-15 minutes. This is how they look when they are done (above)!! Leave them on the trays for a mnute to firm up before removing. (I had to cut some of my cups apart with a butter knife as they had spread into each other a little. Other than that they came off the trays with no problems at all!)
6. TA-DA!! Now fill your cups with yummy things!!
Ice cream, strawberries and white choc chips.
Yoghurt, bananas, satsumas and grapes (for breakfast maybe?)
Ice cream and sprinkles.
We loved these and a batch lasted for a few desserts and breakfasts in our house.
Have a great Tuesday evening people!!