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POLITE reminders - ................The last INSET day for this academic year is - 20th July 2020....... please do not park on the zig zag lines, you put your/our children at risk when you do this...........We are continuing our name and shame campaign, 'zig-zag' parkers registration numbers will be shown on this scrolling banner; we need to keep the children safe............thanks for your support in advance...........The following have put our children at risk this week...... Silver Seat KC07 GGK....... Black Mitsubishi VX04 NCA................ in addition a pupil had a near miss last week and was almost knocked over on the zig zags by an inconsiderate driver who was turning in the school entrance.............
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Freemantle

Church of England Community Academy

Gingerbread Men

Prep time: 30 mins to 1 hour

Cooking time: 10 to 30 mins

 

Ingredients:

  • 350g/12oz plain flour, plus extra for rolling out
  • 1 tbsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 125g/4oz butter
  • 175g/6oz light soft brown sugar
  • 1 free range egg
  • 4 tbsp golden syrup

 

To decorate:

  • writing icing

 

Method:

  1. Sift together the flour, bicarbonate of soda, ginger and cinnamon and pour into the bowl of a food processor. Add the butter and blend until the mix looks like breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar.
  2. Lightly beat the egg and golden syrup together, add to the food processor and pulse until the mixture clumps together. Tip the dough out, knead briefly until smooth, wrap in clingfilm and leave to chill in the fridge for 15 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Line two baking trays with greaseproof paper.
  4. Roll the dough out to a 0.5cm thickness on a lightly floured surface. Using cutters, cut out the gingerbread men shapes and place on the baking tray, leaving a gap between them.
  5. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until lightly golden-brown. Leave on the tray for 10 minutes and then move to a wire rack to finish cooling. When cooled decorate with the writing icing and cake decorations.
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