Gingerbread man, sweet, spicy and soft, great recipe posted in the Chef’s Handyman food blog
Sweet, spicy and soft, that’s the man of our dreams, right? Christmas is on its way, especially in the shops, where Christmas tree decorations already can be bought. There Christmas spices are tickling the nose. I love the fragrance of cinnamon, nutmeg, gloves, vanilla and oranges. So, why not sharing a sweet and tasty ginger man for afternoon tea?
The Sunday favorite, posted in the Chef’s Handyman food blog: Gingerbread sandwich cookies
To make spread, combine, 1.5 cups of grated ginger cookies, 70 g or 2.5 oz. sugar, 60 g or 2 oz. of liquid margarine, 2 tbsp. of agave syrup and 2 tbsp. of soy bean curd. If needed blend the mixture. Pour in glasses and store in the fridge for 2 hours, or better overnight.
To make dough, place 15 tbsp. of agave syrup, 70 g or 2.5 oz. of sugar, 3 tbsp. of gingerbread spices, a dash of salt, 7 tbsp. of orange juice and 1 tbsp. of orange rind in a pan. Cook on low heat for 5 minutes. Add 250 g or 8 oz. of flour, 1 tbsp. of baking powder and 1 tsp. of baking soda. Combine all ingredients and form two rolls. Wrap them in transparent sheet and store in the fridge for 2 hours.
Roll the dough ¼ inch out and cut out rounds. Mark a ginger man in the middle with a cookie cutter. Cover the baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the cookies on the sheet. Bake in oven at 180°C or 350°F for 9-10 minutes or until golden. Cool the cookies on wire rack.
Apply the spread on one side and sandwich the gingerbread cookies. Dust with powdered sugar.
Shopping list for 14 sandwich cookies or 28 single ones:
Ginger spread approx. 1 glass:
Cookies: 150 g or 5 oz. ginger cookies
Dairy products: 60 g or 2 oz. liquid vegetable margarine, 2 tbsp. of soy bean curd or 2 tbsp. of soy yogurt
Syrup: 2 tbsp. of agave syrup
For the dough:
Syrup: 15 tbsp. agave syrup
Baking ingredients: 70 g or 2.5 oz. sugar, 250 g or 8 oz. flour, 1 tbsp. baking powder, 1 tsp. baking soda, powdered sugar
Spices: 3 tsp. gingerbread spices, salt
Fruits: 2 organic oranges
Chef’s Handyman tip: Store in cookie chars for one week. Gingerbread is a great gift for friends as well.
Have a great start into the week, yours Chef’s Handyman team.
Outlook of the next post entry published in the Chef’s Handyman food blog: More sweets.