Tip 5 - Gingerbread
So episode two of #GBBO is all about Biscuits. Everyone loves to debate what their favourite is and whether you dunk or not. Why not try out these bakes and post your pictures on www.facebook.com/Wilton-Cake-Decorating-UK. We would love to see your creations!
Pre-heat oven to 170 degrees C
Melt butter in a large pan over a low heat then add the sugar and syrup, remove from the heat and stir until combined
Add all the dry ingredients and mix until blended into thick dough. (you may need to use your hands at this point!)
Tip the dough out onto a floured board and knead with a little flour.
Mould the dough into the desired shape or roll out and cut with your chosen cutters.
Place onto a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper.
Bake for aprox 20 minutes.
Note: The Gingerbread will be soft when taken from the oven so allow to cool before removing from the tray.
Wilton Roll Out Cookie Recipe
Ingredients - Cookies
350g plain flour
Ingredients - Royal Icing
3 tablespoons Wilton Meringue Powder (03-704)
Preheat oven to 180ºC.
In large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy.
Beat in egg and extracts.
Mix flour, baking powder and salt; add to butter mixture 100g at a time, mixing after each addition. Do not chill dough. Divide dough into 2 balls.
On floured surface, roll each ball into a circle approximately 12 in. diameter x 1/8 in. thick.
Dip cookie cutter in flour before each use.
Bake cookies on ungreased cookie sheet 8-10 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned.
Makes approx 3 dozen 3 inch cookies
Beat all ingredients in large bowl with electric mixer until icing forms peaks and loses its sheen: 7-10 mins for a stand mixer, 10-12 mins for a hand mixer.
To thin icing for flow-in: add 1/2 tsp water at a time until reaching the correct consistency.
To check consistency drop a dollop of thinned icing back into the bowl. If it sinks into the rest of the icing at a full count of 10 then you are good to go!
If you feel the icing is too thin add a little icing sugar and remix.
Note - Royal Iced cookies must dry for at least 24hrs