Monday, 12 September 2011


I've recently purchased a recipe book called Cookies, Muffins & Cakes. The book is easy to follow, the recipes use ingredients I have at home, and the photos are so tempting that I feel I must make everything straightaway!

Yesterday I made Viennese Fingers, which are delicious and as a result, won't last long! So today, I've made cinnamon spiced Lebkuchen with my daughter.

Makes about 30.

Preheat your oven to 180C (160C fan). Line two baking sheets with greaseproof paper.

10 oz plain flour
2 oz cornflour
2 tsp cocoa powder
1 tsp mixed spice
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

Sift all these dry ingredients into a large bowl and make a well in the centre.

3.5 oz low-fat butter spread
8 oz golden syrup
2 tbsp skimmed milk

Melt these ingredients in a small pan until smooth. Pour into the well you made in the dry ingredients and, using a flat-bladed knife, mix until a wet dough is formed. Work with your hands to form into a ball.

Roll out on greaseproof paper until 7mm thick, then cut into shapes. Bake for 25 mins until golden. Leave to cool on a wire rack.

150g white chocolate
Mixed spice

Melt the chocolate over a pan of hot water until smooth. Dip half of each biscuit into the chocolate, then sprinkle with mixed spice. Leave on foil or greaseproof paper until set.

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