At Christmas or on those special occasions when you are with your children or grand children use this activity to engage the whole family. Make a ginger bread man.
- A cup of stout. (Any alcohol will boil out in th cooking process but the stout adds colour and goodness.
- 3 cups of flour
- 1 serve of left over boiled or steamed pumpkin.
- 1 cup of left over basmati rice.
- 1 cup of oat meal
- 2 tablespoons of ginger or to taste.
- I cinnamon stick ground to a powder.
- 2 teaspoons of bakers yeast.
- A red pepper.
- Corn for decoration.
- A scone or pizza tray.
- 1 teaspoon of olive oil.
- Place ingredients 1 to 8 in your bread maker.
- Select dough maker option
- Lightly oil your cooking tray with the olive oil to prevent sticking
- When finished fashion into a ginger bread man using lightly floured hands
- Decorate with the red pepper peas and corn.
- Place in warm place like the oven for 30 -40 minutes and allow to rise.
- Cook for 30 or 40 minutes at 180 C.
- Remove and let cool for a few minutes.
Texs Score card
|Contains no||Score / 10 Higher the better||Comment|
|Fibre||8||This is kids version if you included multigrain I would give it 10|
- 2 cups Almond flour or your favorite diabetic flour mix.
- 1 Cinnamon
- 1 1/2 tsp Ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp Ground cloves
- 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp Gluten-free baking powder or yeast NB1
- 1/4 cup Erythritol (Omit NB2)
- 1/4 cup Butter (softened) I would use olive oil.
- 1 large Egg
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract
- In a medium bowl, stir together the almond flour, cinnamon, ground ginger, ground cloves, nutmeg, and baking powder/ yeast.
- In a large bowl, use a hand mixer to beat the butter and erythritol for 1-2 minutes, until fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract. Beat in the almond flour mixture until a dough forms.
- Form the dough into a ball and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or until ready to bake. If using yeast stand in a warm place so that it will rise.
- Preheat the to 350 degrees F/ 180C. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper (you may need to do this twice for all the cookies).
- Place the ball of dough between two large pieces of parchment paper. Roll out to 1/4″ thickness. Use a cookie cutter to cut out cookie shapes and transfer them to the parchment paper. (Transferring can be tricky because the dough is very soft. You can use a thin turner or flat spatula to help transfer each one.) When you’ve cut out all the shapes you can, re-form the remaining dough into a ball, roll it out again, and repeat, until you’ve used up all the dough.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes, until golden on the edges. Cool on the cookie sheet before handling.
Nutrition Facts of original
Amount Per Serving
Calories 180 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 3%
Vitamin C 0.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
1. NB1 the yeast will consume any available sugars n the flour mix and will form a sourdough like dough.
2. NB2 What is erythritol?
Erythritol ((2R,3S)-butane-1,2,3,4-tetraol) is a sugar alcohol that occurs naturally in some fruits and fermented foods. It has been approved for use as a food additive in the United States and throughout much of the world. In general, erythritol is free of side effects in regular use.