- 200 g softened butter
- 8 tbsp brown sugar
- 4 tbsp golden syrup
- 2 tsp baking soda dissolved in a tbsp hot water
- ½ tsp vanilla essence
- 2 cups flour
- 2 tsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Pinch of salt
- Preheat the oven to 150C
Beat the butter and sugar together and then add the golden syrup, baking soda in water and vanilla essence. Stir in the dry ingredients and knead well.
Roll out the doll between two sheets of baking paper until about 1/2” thick. Cut out shapes, place on a tray and bake for 10-15 mins. Cool on racks and then ice with royal icing which you can make by beating together 2 cups of icing sugar, an egg white and a squeeze of lemon juice.
Sweet Corn and Kumara Hash Browns
- 1 large kumara, peeled and grated
- 2 corn cobs, kernals removed or a tin of whole kernel corn
- 3 eggs
- 2 onions sliced
- Tabasco to taste
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- salt and pepper
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and then place spoonfuls sizes of the mixture into a shallow pan with hot oil and fry until crispy on both sides.
Serve with guacamole or slices of avocado and sweet chilli sauce.