Jump to content

Greens Gingerbread Cookie Mix


  • Please log in to reply
15 replies to this topic

#1 T2Mum

Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:40 PM

Does Greens Gingerbread Cookie Mix produce gingerbread that is hard enough to build a gingerbread house?

Does anyone know where you can buy it? (I'm in Sydney).

Thanks!

#2 JustBeige

Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:46 PM

QUOTE (T2Mum @ 16/11/2012, 01:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Does Greens Gingerbread Cookie Mix produce gingerbread that is hard enough to build a gingerbread house?

Does anyone know where you can buy it? (I'm in Sydney).

Thanks!

Is there a particular reason that you want the Greens one?   I just ask because its truly way easy to make gingerbread dough.   It is tricky shaping it into a house though.

If you dont have any issues with ingredients, then Coles and Aldi both have pre made houses that you just glue(ice) together and decorate.  Aldi also do a train.   The gingerbread is quite nice too.

#3 T2Mum

Posted 16 November 2012 - 03:35 PM

I have bought a gingerbread house mould, so the shaping part should be relatively easy.

I have four month old twins and a two year old. I still want to "bake" a gingerbread house so thought I would go down the packet mix route.

If you have a (very) easy recipe then maybe I could do that???

#4 SeaPrincess

Posted 16 November 2012 - 03:46 PM

I've made this with 5 children aged from newborn (she didn't do much) to 4.  It was easy, and this year, we're doing a gingerbread house.

Ingredients:
125g butter, softened
1/2 cup (110g) firmly packed brown sugar
1 egg yolk
2.5 cups (375g) plain flour
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
3 teaspoons ground ginger
1/2 cup (175g) golden syrup

Preheat oven to 180C (160C for fan forced).  Grease oven trays and line with baking paper.

Beat butter, sugar and egg yolk in small bowl with electric mixer until smooth.  Transfer to large bowl.  Stir in sifted dry ingredients and syrup in two batches.

Knead dough on floured surface until smooth.

Divide dough in half. Roll each half between sheets of baking paper until 5mm thick.

Place dough on oven tray. (NB - I roll the dough on the tray)  Cut out shapes, then remove the excess dough (my recipe actually says to do this - it prevents shapes changing as you move them if they are already cut!)

Bake shapes about 15 minutes. Cool on trays.

I haven't made a house yet, but I might cook them a bit longer to get the gingerbread a bit harder.

Edited by shmach, 16 November 2012 - 03:47 PM.


#5 JustBeige

Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:26 PM

Here is the recipe I have used for years. You can adapt it for your purposes.  I would just roll the dough out thicker. Maybe 6 or 7mm

Gingerbread Men – Aust Womans Weekly cook book

Ingredients:

BISCUIT MIX
125g butter
½ cup brown sugar, firmly packed
½ cup golden syrup
1 egg yolk
2 ½ cups plain flour
1 tablespoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon bicarb soda
(I also add 1 teaspoon Cinnamon)

ROYAL ICING
1 egg white
1 ½ cups pure icing sugar
food colouring

To make biscuits:
Cream butter and sugar in small bowl with electric mixer until light and fluffy, beat in golden syrup and yolk.
Transfer mixture to large bowl, stir in sifted dry ingredients in 2 batches.
Press mixture into a ball, and knead on lightly covered floured surface until smooth.
Cover, and refridgerate for 30 minutes

Roll dough between sheets of greaseproof paper to approx 4mm thickness.
Cut gingerbread shapes from dough.
Spray baking tray with light spray of canola or olive oil
Using a spatula – that has had a very very light spray of canola or olive oil, lift the shapes off the paper and straight onto the prepared tray.
Place pieces about 3cms apart.
Bake in moderately hot oven (190 – 200) for about 8 – 10 mins, depending on your oven, until lightly browned.
Cool on trays.

Icing:
Whisk egg white in small bowl with a fork; gradually whisk in sifted icing sugar, around 1 tablespoon at a time, beat well between additions. Colour as desired.  Keep bowl of icing covered with a damp cloth during use.

Un iced gingies can be frozen.


Also use just a bit more icing sugar, it needs to be stiff to hold the house together.

#6 tibs

Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:37 PM

QUOTE (shmach @ 16/11/2012, 04:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Place dough on oven tray. (NB - I roll the dough on the tray)  Cut out shapes, then remove the excess dough (my recipe actually says to do this - it prevents shapes changing as you move them if they are already cut!)


Genius, why in my years of baking has that never occurred to me  ddoh.gif

#7 lozoodle

Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:41 PM

I have no recipe, but my god this makes me want to eat gingerbread. A lot of it.

#8 T2Mum

Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:51 PM

Thanks for the recipes. If I can get organised I will give them a try.

Still interested if anyone knows anything about the packet mix????

#9 tomsmum07

Posted 16 November 2012 - 08:03 PM

Hi, I have used the packet mix a few times to make gingerbread men.  It's pretty crumbly and barely keeps the shape from the cookie cutter, I often find I'm pressing out and pinching in the dough.  It does taste nice. I have always followed the directions.  I don't think it would last the distance to make the ginger bread house.  The previous posters have offered some great sounding receipies!

Have fun with your baking!

#10 sir_mix-a-lot

Posted 16 November 2012 - 08:14 PM

I second the Women's Weekly recipe.

#11 yabbadabbadoo

Posted 16 November 2012 - 08:20 PM

I just had a major flashback to the days when Pizza Hut was eat in and they sold Gingerbread Men.  Weird!

#12 T2Mum

Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:01 PM

Thanks everyone. Very helpful.

I remember those Pizza Hut Gingerbread Men too!!!

#13 Feral-as-Meggs

Posted 17 November 2012 - 04:53 AM

I agree the Greens mix is no good for houses.  

One tip for houses is to cut windows and fill with crushed lifesavers before you bake.  They turn into coloured "glass".

#14 SeaPrincess

Posted 17 November 2012 - 10:24 AM

QUOTE (tibs @ 16/11/2012, 05:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE
Place dough on oven tray. (NB - I roll the dough on the tray) Cut out shapes, then remove the excess dough (my recipe actually says to do this - it prevents shapes changing as you move them if they are already cut!)

Genius, why in my years of baking has that never occurred to me  ddoh.gif

Exactly what I thought when I read it!

#15 ingrid74

Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:42 PM

The other thing I do is immediately after the walls and roof comes out of the oven use either the cutters or the shapes you have used (I use pieces of cut cardboard and cut around them as my pattern). No matter how 'hard' the dough is, it will spread a little bit. By cutting it while it is still very soft as it comes out the oven, it keeps the sides nice and straight and makes it much much easier to join the walls and roof together.

#16 T2Mum

Posted 16 December 2012 - 07:10 PM

Just wanted to let you know that I used the AWW recipe and the house turned out great! (used the silicon mold that I purchased from Amazon UK)

It was actually better to not make it thicker (thicker gingerbread was softer).




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Natural pain relief in the early stages of labour

While managing labour pains on your own can be daunting, there are a number of natural pain relief options to help you cope until you are admitted to hospital.

Chinese woman gives birth to quintuplets

After six years of trying for a baby, a couple’s dreams have come true many times over after the mum gave birth to quintuplets this week.

Five-year-old shoots nine-month-old brother dead

A nine-month-old baby boy died on Monday after he was shot in the head by his five-year-old brother in their grandfather's home.

'Is that baby yours?'

She is my daughter. I gave birth to her. I nurse her. But she doesn't have any of my genes.

Episiotomy in childbirth: not just 'a little snip'

Episiotomies have a place in maternity care – and can occasionally save lives – but should not be performed routinely.

Toddler aggression not caused by language delays after all: study

The logic was that children who don’t have the language to fully express themselves will lash out when they’re misunderstood. Not anymore.

Why we chose to adopt a child with Down sydrome

Everyone in foster care (and really in life) has something that makes them more vulnerable. We just know what our son's is.

Object of desire

Curvy mums make clever babies

Scientists appear to have discovered why women have evolved to have more curves than men – shapely thighs and bottoms lead to healthier babies.

'We'll make sure they know how much she loved them'

A first-time mum will never get to hold her four newborns, dying shortly after giving birth to the quadruplets.

The baby names NZ knocked back in 2014

A New Zealander has tried to name their baby Senior Constable but didn't get away with it - and numbering children is also a no-no.

How can you go into labour without knowing you're pregnant?

For most of us, the idea that a woman could carry a child to full-term without knowing she is pregnant is mind-boggling.

Will you get to the hospital in time?

Worrying your baby will be delivered by the roadside is a common concern for many mothers-to-be. So how likely are you to be caught short?

Video: Funny 'Lips Are Moving' parody just for mums

Meghan Trainor's song 'Lips Are Moving' was already a hit, but now it's been turned into a hilarious parody that is set to be very popular with frustrated mums everywhere.

Out with the clutter

Decluttering by the numbers: take the 30-day challenge

Forget the 5:2 diet - Twitter's 30-day declutter challenge will have your house back in shape in no time (well, a month).

Parents, don't be too hard on yourselves

We need to stop damning parents of today, and embrace their appetite for knowledge instead.

Is my baby normal?

There are chubby Buddha babies and there are thin, smaller babies. Neither are right or wrong, they are all 'normal'.

When an older sibling starts school

When one child goes to ‘big school’ and leaves the other behind, it can cause deep upset. Here's how to make the transition easier.

Stray cat saves abandoned baby

They say dogs are man's best friend, but one cat has proven felines can be just as devoted to their human companions.

How strangers are helping a mum's wish come true after her death

A mum of five, Liz Marquez wanted to breastfeed her premmie son for a year. So when she passed away suddenly, her friends - and strangers - stepped in to help.

Win an Octonauts prize pack

To celebrate the launch of Octonauts Live! Operation Reef Shield, a spectacular underwater adventure live on stage, we are giving away an amazing Octonauts prize pack to one lucky fan.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Stars help save choking babies

It's an important lesson to learn, but one that busy new mums and dads might overlook until it's too late.

New Girl star Zooey Deschanel pregnant

Actress Zooey Deschanel is expecting her first child with her producer boyfriend Jacob Pechenik.

16 times 'dad reflexes' saved the day

Of course, in some cases they may be the ones who actually got their child into a precarious position in the first place, but we'll ignore that for now.

Couple's 'non-traditional' pregnancy announcement goes viral

Knowing you are not the father of your pregnant wife's baby would usually indicate a rocky relationship ahead for traditional parents.

The trials and tribulations of identical triplet newborns

Pip Donnelly is still playing spot the difference with her newborn identical triplets, Isabelle, Georgina and Frankie.

Win an Octonauts prize pack

To celebrate the launch of Octonauts Live! Operation Reef Shield, a spectacular underwater adventure live on stage, we are giving away an amazing Octonauts prize pack to one lucky fan.

Earthquake baby thriving five years on

Jenny Alexis is lucky to be alive after spending four days buried in the rubble of the 2010 Haitian earthquake, but now she's a thriving five year old.

Please don't say I'm lucky because I was adopted

On the one hand I was having a regular life with friends and sports and sleepovers and school. But I was also always wondering: Did my mother love me? What was wrong with me?

An open letter to non-parents who offer advice on child-rearing

Kitty, when you’re the parent of my child you’re welcome to wade in with an opinion – but until then, I’d prefer you to have a supportive ear and a glass of wine ready.

Couple arrested over baby gun video

A US couple faces charges after investigators say they found mobile phone videos showing the woman's 12-month-old daughter putting a handgun in her mouth.

NSW Health dumps 10-year limit on frozen embryos

A 10-year time limit on storing frozen embryos that were created with donor sperm has been dropped by the NSW government.

How my happy-go-lucky husband became a monster

Sharan Nicholson-Rogers watched her husband change from a happy-go-lucky police officer into an unpredictable man prone to violent and emotional outbursts.

Dads-to-be experience hormonal changes, too

Dads-to-be experience hormonal changes in line with their pregnant partners, a new study shows.

'They were just doing their job': mum of toddler killed in police chase gone wrong

"They were just doing their job. I feel so sorry for them. It is all just too sad."

Miscarriages to be formally recognised by NSW government

Women who miscarry will be able to obtain an optional "recognition of loss" certificate as a formal recognition of their often heartbreaking loss.

Cafe cubby house 'too noisy' for neighbours

Teenage parties, domestic disputes, or raucous late night pubs are the things that usually come to mind when you think neighbourhood noise complaints.

Dad films baby playing with snake

Most parents would not consider a snake an appropriate playmate for their baby, but a US dad who filmed his daughter playing with a python has defended himself against criticism.

Clever breastfeeding products

Check out this range of products designed to help make your breastfeeding journey more enjoyable, manageable and convenient.

Win with The Boxtrolls

To celebrate the release of The Boxtrolls on 3D Blu-ray, DVD & Digital with UltraViolet, we're giving you the chance to win a Boxtroll stationary package and DVD.

 

School Term 1

Get after-school care sorted

Wait lists too long at OSHC? Use www.findababysitter.com.au to meet local nannies now.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.