Just a Minute in December

Sunday, December 18, 2011



Reading...... King Brown Country by Russell Skelton. A investigative exploration into the running of Papunya, an indigenous community in the Northern Territory. I'd heard rumors of many of the things written in the book, shocking & saddening to have them confirmed. 

Listening....... Charlie Brown's Holiday Hits and She & Him Christmas Album

Making....... Gingerbread. Am using an excellent (ie easy) recipe I found in a Woolworth's catalogue - see below.

Watching...... Gilmore Girls

Trying........ to decrease my puffy feet. Not having much luck with this.

Christmas Gingerbread
1/2 cup brown sugar
125g unsalted butter, softened
1 egg
2 & 1/2 cups plain flour
1 tsp bi-carb soda
2 tsp ground ginger
3 tbs golden syrup

1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius
2. Cream brown sugar and butter together until light & fluffy (I use electric beaters for this). Beat in egg until mixed. 
3. Sift plain flour, bi-carb soda and ginger together, add to creamed mixture.
4. Stir in golden syrup
5. Turn out dough onto a lightly floured board & knead lightly for a few minutes. Wrap in cling wrap & chill for 30 minutes
6. Roll out mixture until 5mm thick
7. Cut into gingerbread men or Christmas shapes
8. Bake on trays covered with baking paper for 10 minutes
9. When cool, decorate with icing

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