Friday, December 26, 2014

BAKING GINGERBREAD MAN at19 Culinary @ Jalan Dungun

Love for baking? Yah.... I do have the passion for baking. Used to baked chiffon cake, butter cake and the most recent ones would be bread. Hardly baked nowadays due to time constraint and to prevent myself from over eating. LOL

Ingredients are prepacked in the quantity required.

Anyways, I have the pleasure to be invited by The Butterfly Project for a "Bake & Decorating of Gingerbread man" Its definitely my first time baking cookies! Wee... I'm so excited! 

The event took place last weekend at at19Culinary, Jalan Dungun, Damansara Heights. at19culinary school caters to those interested to learn or improve their culinary skills. Classes here are kept small and hands on in a home kitchen environment so that we could recreate the recipes at home easily.There's cakes to food recipes to learned as their recipes vary weekly. We get to learn how to garnished our final creation here too. Garnishing is important because it can bring our dishes to a whole new level.

I'm sharing the recipe since it's really easy and fun to bake! So here's the ingredients :

Gingerbread (Makes 12) 

Unsalted Butter - 115g, chilled & diced into a small pieces (unsalted butter from SCS brand is highly recommended) Brown Sugar - 175g (for the caramel taste and its less sweet) 
Egg - 1 nos (must use Gred A) 
Black Treacle - 2 tbsp 
Plain Flour - 350g (Anchor brand all purpose flour highly recommended) Ground Ginger - 1 tsp 
Bicarbonate Soda - 1 tsp 
Vanilla Essence - 1tsp 

For Royal Icing : 

Icing Sugar - 250g 
Egg White - 1/2 nos 
Lemon Juice - 1/2 tsp 
Glycerine - 1/2 tsp 

Decoration : 

Gummies - 30g 
Silver Dragees - 10g 
Candies / Chocolate Buttons - 40g 

Ok.... Ingredients checked! Let's start now! First of all, preheat the oven to 180ºC. Grease three baking sheets.

Next mix flour, bicarbonate soda, ginger and diced butter till resemble fine breadcrumbs. Add sugar, egg, black treacle and form a dough.

Turn out on to a floured surface and knead until smooth. Shape into a ball, wrap in clear film (plastic wrap) and chill for 10 minutes. Roll out the dough thinly and cut using assorted shaped cutters. 

Bake cookies for about 12 - 15 minutes or until pale golden. 

So here are the cookies freshly out from the oven. Before we can start decorating, we must wait for it to cool down. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.

To make royal icing, beat the egg white with lemon juice and glycerin, gently add in icing sugar, batch till you get a soft thick paste.
Next, all ready for some colours....

Decorated our gingerbread with candies, chocolate buttons, and royal icing. 

Finally, mission accomplished. Which is the best and colourful cookies???




I present you ---------->

My before & after!!! Lol
If you noticed, I go light on the icing sugar as I don't want it to be too sweet for consume later. 

Everyone love my 'ducky' 😁

We work in a group of fours so here are my team mates.
From left : Kylie, yours truly, Ayue & Pinku

Group pic of us and our yummy Gingerbread Man cookies.

For any baking or enquiry needs, feel free to check out at19 Culinary Studio. I love how they are so attentive and helpful.

At19 Culinary Studio 
Address : No.19 Jalan Dungun, Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 
Telephone : 6016-3778 236 
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