Thursday, 20 March 2008


At last week's homeschool meeting I did a baking workshop with the kids - we made ginger cookies.
It turned out really well, despite me forgetting to bring the mixing bowl.
I improvised with a plastic tub, and it worked out fine. All the kids too turns measuring out ingredients, and crowded around the basin to mix the dough
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Of course, tasting the cookie dough was an important part of the process
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Once the dough was ready, the kids rolled out balls of dough and used cookie cutters to make shapes.
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Then into the oven (which worked better than we thought, despite having a broken door seal).
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The final product was a big success

Since some people asked for a recipe:
150g organic butter
¼ tsp vanilla extract
½ cup rapadura (evaporated cane juice)
2 Tbsp rice milk
2 cups wholemeal organic flour
2 tsp ginger powder
2 tsp cinnamon powser
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

cream the butter and sugar together, then mix in all the other ingredients, till the dough is a nice ball that you can roll up. (add extra milk, 1/2 teaspoon at a time if needed, or extra flour).
roll out, shape and bake at 150C for about 15 mins - until golden.



  1. Yummmm........
    Ooh, by the way, my little bro has dreds too! And they look a lot like LittleTree's. Not quite the kind where you wax and twirls 'em, but natural ones. The best kind, right? ;)

  2. ITA Stella, natural dreds are best ;)

  3. Looks like such a fun homeschool gathering : )


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