The Great Australian Bake Off

Kids will love this clever creation made with vanilla biscuits, gingerbread and royal icing.


  • Vanilla Biscuits

  • 120g butter, unsalted

  • 100g sugar, caster

  • Pinch of salt

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1½ cups plain flour

  • Gingerbread

  • 200g butter unsalted

  • 200g sugar, dark brown

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 150g golden syrup

  • 1 egg

  • 1 egg yolk

  • ¼ tsp baking powder

  • 550g plain flour

  • 1 tbs ground ginger

  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 1 ½ tsp ground nutmeg

  • Royal Icing

  • 2 egg whites

  • 500g pure icing sugar

  • Food colours

  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice

  • To Decorate

  • 1 pkt Silver Cachous

  • 1 liquorice strap for horse harness


  • For Biscuits:

  • 1.

    Beat butter, sugar and salt together.  Add egg and vanilla and beat.  Add flour and mix to form a dough, kneading gently if required, divide mix into two. Take one half and roll between two sheets of baking paper to 3mm thick.  Cut out template and then place in a 160’C oven for 12 minutes.  Reinforce perforated shape.

  • For Gingerbread:

  • 1.

    Beat butter, sugar, salt and golden syrup.  Next add the egg and yolk, beating to combine.  In a separate bowl sift together remaining ingredients and then add butter to mix. Lightly knead. Roll between sheets of baking paper, cut out shapes and bake 170’C for 10 – 15 mins

  • For Royal Icing:

  • 1.

    Mix egg white with icing sugar to form a thick paste. Place in various bowls and colour as you wish.

  • 2.

    Assemble and decorate with the royal icing and cachous.


This recipe has not been edited or tested by the Bake Off Food Department.

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