How to make the perfect Gingerbread Reindeers

Looking for an activity to do this afternoon? We’ve been busy making a gingerbread house and reindeers with the Nicky, our pastry chef at Royal Berkshire, an Exclusive Venue to get into the festive spirit.

Gingerbread Mix

Makes: 15;  Time to prepare: 1 hour , Cook time: 15 mins 

Ingredients: 350g Plain flour (sieved, 100g Unsalted Butter, 5 1/2 tsp Ground ginger, 1 1/2 tsp Ground cinnamon, 1 tsp Bicarbonate of soda, 175g Light brown sugar, 4 Tbsp Golden Syrup, 1 Egg and your choice of chocolate for decoration

Tools: Mixing machine or food processor, rolling pin, baking tray, parchment paper and cling film

Method

Step 1: Pre-heat the oven at 160C.

Step 2: Pre-line a baking tray with baking parchment paper.

Step 3: Put the flour, butter, ginger, cinnamon and bicarbonate of soda into a mixing bowl.

Step 4: Mix together using a mixing machine or food processor until it forms a crumb.

Step 5: Add the egg, golden syrup and sugar.

Step 6: Mix all together to form a dough.

Step 7: Wrap in cling film and  chill for 30 minutes in the fridge.

Step 8: Once chilled take the dough out of the fridge and roll out on a lightly floured surface.

Step 9: Cut out desired shape or use a cookie cutter and place onto the pre-lined baking tray.

Step 10: Bake for 10-15 minutes.

Step 11: Leave to cool and once cool to the touch, decorate your gingerbread using your chosen type of chocolate.

Step 12: Let them dry and then they are ready to serve.

No need to bake!

Did you know that you don't have to bake your own gingerbread reindeer?

Just visit us for our special Christmas Afternoon Tea at Royal Berkshire, an Exclusive Venue throughout December and you will get to enjoy yours in the comfort of our Polo bar and lounges.

CALL TO BOOK: 01344 623322

 

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