It is no secret my family loves to travel.
My smallest sister currently lives in Wales with her new husband and very new baby.
My parents are visiting her for Christmas via a week in Bali and a week in France.
So that leaves myself and my middle sister home in Melbourne.
We got baking yesterday with the kids for Christmas. It is something we have never done together but that we did a lot as kids with Mum. Mum always involved us in the kitchen from a young age and I love doing the same with Cooper and Pepper and Woody.
Coopers favourite part is no doubt talking! not necessarily about the task but about anything and everything. I guess he has a captive audience.
Peps favourite part has to be eating the mixtures before they are cooked. She is a lover of raw cookie dough and anything sweet.
Woody loves sleeping to the sound of the mixer and just listening to all the going ons.
We baked these delicious and easy gingerbread biscuits.
3 C plain flour
1 C firm packed brown sugar
150g butter- cubed and soft
1 tsp bicarb soda
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp mixed spice
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
We just put all these ingredients in the bowl and used the mixer to combine them. So much easier than using the stove or creaming the sugar and butter.
Knead it and pop it in the fridge for an hour to chill.
Roll it out, use your choice of cutters and pop in the oven at least 5cms apart at 180 for 8-10 minutes.
We doubled the recipe and made way too many ( approx 70 small shapes)
Gingerbread is meant to be soft and will brown on the edges when ready.
You can leave plain or ice. We made Royal Icing.
2 egg whites
1.5 C pure icing sugar.
Decorate as you wish! We used chocolate, sprinkles, and coloured some of the icing.
They are so yummy!
Thankyou amy for sharing our day xx
And now for some cute 3 kid family pics!
Chilling out watching TV after school. That pillow may look like it is there for safety but it is more a barrier!
Cooper and Pep teaching Woody how to use the Ipad!
We shared our gingerbread around. The nicest thing was giving them to our neighbours who are close to 80 and when it came time to put the bins out they had already done them for me xx
Life is simple and it's good.