Catch a falling star, and put it in your pocket, never let it fade away.
Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket, save it for a rainy day.
The song is timeless. Other things too - they just do not get old. Like star cut outs, winter cakes and the smell of winter spices in the kitchen.
Directions: Heat the butter and the honey in a small pot to get that thick, sweet magma.
Place all other ingredients into a bowl and kneed the soft dough smooth while it is still warm (makes life a little easier).
Looks a bit clay-like, no? Roll out the dough with a pin on a flat, flour sprinkled surface.
Sprinkle with a little more flour to stop sticking. Get cutting! If you do not have special cookie cutters, the rim of a glass should do the trick. Alternatively, you can play the carving game, with a sharp knife, although it may get a little messy once the dough cools and hardens.
Set the over to 200 ˚C, and once hot, bake for 10 minutes.
Knock yourself out with coloured icing designs.
Gingerbread can “rippen” for weeks, allowing the richy rooty flavour to soak through the cookies and the tender softness to kick in. Save a box of your favourites…
Save it for a rainy day.