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Gingerbread Men

December 12, 2008

ginger-bread-menI am getting so excited about christmas.. more so than any other year.  I came across the recipe in the West Australia dated 29th Nov.  It’s very simple and tasty (note the missing men)

GINGERBREAD MEN CHRISTMAS WREATH

175g unsalted butter, softened

4 tsp brown sugar

8 tbsp treacle

3 cups flour

3 tsp ground ginger

1 tsp ground allspice

1 tsp ground cinnamon

pinch of salt

6 tbsp milk

Cream butter and sugar, add the treacle, then stir in the sifted flour, spices and salt, followed by the milk.  Knead the dough on a lightly floured bench, cover and place in the fridge for a couple of hours. Preheat oven at 180C.

Cut the dough into flour and roll  out to a thickness of 5mm.

Cut out your gingerbread men and lay eight or nine in a circle on a baking paper-covered tray, with their feet and hands overlapping, dabbing a little water on their hands and feet to make them stick.  Bake for 20 minutes.  Cool and thread ribbon through.

xx Frankie

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Just Making Things….

September 16, 2008

Funky, fun and just for the little one….

I’ve spent the day perfecting my essences and lip balms. How much fun. They look bright and cute and the kiddies will love them.  Now for the packaging. Tubes, tins, pots??? Little hands?? Frankie and I will have some fun with that too.  Photo’s to come!!

Promised to publish my awesome choco’cake recipe…spelt flour, good sweetners etc….hope you like!

  • 180g melted butter
  • 1/3 cup macadamia oil
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup raw castor
  • dash of stevia or 1/3 cup of other sweetner (demera/brown rice syrup/rapadura)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1.5 cups coconut
  • 1.5 cups spelt
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 cup milk

Mix and cook……YUMMO!

Had to upload a pic of ‘that dress’. The one the girls love and everyone seems to adore. Don’t know why I’m calling it the ‘chasing the sunshine’ dress/tunic. Frankies making it in heaps of different funky fabrics. Already had requests to upsize it for the grown-ups!!

Chasing The Sunshine Dress

Chasing The Sunshine Dress