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Gingerbread Boxes


  • 125g butter, chopped

  • ½ cup firmly packed brown sugar

  • ½ cup golden syrup

  • 1 Coles Brand Free Range Egg, separated

  • 2½ cups plain flour

  • 1 tbsp ground ginger

  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

  • 1 cup Nestlé White Melts, melted

  • 1¾ cups pure icing sugar

  • silver cachous, to decorate

  • Swiss Gold Truffle Balls, to fill


  • 1.

    Preheat oven to 180ºC or 160ºC fan. Line 2 large baking trays with non-stick baking paper. Using electric beaters, beat butter and sugar until light and creamy. Add golden syrup and egg yolk and beat until combined.

  • 2.

    Add sifted flour, ginger and bicarbonate of soda. Use a butter knife to mix until evenly combined.

  • 3.

    Gather dough together and turn out onto a sheet of non-stick baking paper. Divide into 2 even portions, wrap one portion in cling wrap and set aside. Roll the other portion out to a rectangle about 26cm x 18cm. Trim sides to give straight lines, but don’t make it any smaller than 24cm x 16cm. Cut dough into 12 pieces (four rows of three). Transfer pieces to one of the prepared trays, leaving a little room between them for spreading. Place tray in the fridge and chill while you roll out and cut the other piece of dough.

  • 4.

    Bake first tray for 10 mins, while chilling the second tray, then bake that for 10 mins. Leave on the trays for 5 mins, before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

  • 5.

    Place white chocolate in a small plastic piping bag and snip off the end. Place a square on a board and use white chocolate to attach the sides. When set, pipe white chocolate into gaps along the inside. Leave to set completely.

  • 6.

    Whisk egg white until frothy, then gradually add sifted icing sugar to make a stiff paste. Place paste into a small plastic piping bag and snip off the end. Pipe this icing on the outside of the joins of the squares to cover any gaps. Decorate with cachous. Pipe a cross onto the box tops, and decorate. Leave to set. Fill with Swiss Gold Truffle Balls.


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Posted by KarenReport
How nice would this be to receive a home made gift such as this.