gingerbread bar Mary Poppins
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Ingredients
  • 3c plain flour
  • ½ c brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp crystallized ginger, minced
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cloves
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp bicarb soda
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 112g butter
  • pinch of salt
  • ¼ c boiling water
Instructions
  1. In the mixer, stir together the flour, sugar, bicarb soda, salt, ground ginger, cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  2. In a large glass measuring cup, add together the molasses and butter, and heat in the microwave until the butter is melted.
  3. Stir into the flour mixture, also adding in the minced and crystallised ginger bit, and the boiling water.
  4. Once combined, turn out onto a sheet of baking paper.
  5. Wrap, then wrap with cling wrap to hold together, and place in the fridge for 1-2 hours to chill.
  6. Remove from fridge and let sit for a few minutes.
  7. Preheat oven to 160C.
  8. Roll out dough into a rectangle.
  9. Trim off the rough edges, and cut into rectangular bar shapes.
  10. Separate the rectangles onto a baking tray.
  11. Bake for ~10-15 minutes, until golden brown.
  12. Once cool, brush with an edible gold powder to make the gingerbread shimmer.
Recipe by In Literature at http://www.inliterature.net/food-in-literature/baked-goods/cookies/2016/12/triple-gingerbread-mary-poppins.html