Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Festive DIY Gingerbread In a Jar Gift & Recipe.

If your struggling to budget this Christmas and need some affordable gift ideas then look no further! This DIY bake your own gingerbread kit is not only very inexpensive to put together but also so easy to do its almost fool proof.

You will need:

  • A small clip lock jar like a Kilner jar. 
  • A gingerbread cookie cutter.
  • Christmas ribbon, string and tags to decorate.
  • 350g of plain flour.
  • 100g of light brown sugar.
  • 1tsp of bicarbonate of soda
  • 2tsp of ground ginger.
  • 1tsp of cinnamon.

To put this gift together all you need to do is measure out and layer your ingredients into the jar starting with the sugar then flour then your spices on top....its as simple as that! Use some twine and ribbon to decorate tying a gingerbread cutter to the top.

Dont forget to add a tag letting the recipient know what wet ingredients they will need to add, in this case they will need 140g of butter and 3tbsp of golden syrup or honey.

Another thing you will need to do is write on a label come baking instructions and sick to the jar:

Pour contents of jar into a mixing bowl add your 140g of butter at room temperature rubbing it together with your finger tips until everything is combined and you are left with a breadcrumb like texture. Add your 3tbsp of golden syrup and stir until a dough starts to form, need with your hands until smooth. Roll out your dough on a floured surface and cut out your gingerbread placing them on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Bake in a preheated oven at 200 degrees for 12 minutes or until golden then take out and leave to cool. 

I love making gingerbread this time of year and this is a great festive treat for any keen baker or even for children. You can make similar jarred gifts with tons of other recipes including muffins and cookies.

Why not give one of these ago for a yummy stocking filler!

Thank you for reading.


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