Did you know today was World Baking Day? World Baking Day is all about sharing the joy of baking cakes, and what better way to share the love than #caking!
I have been very busy baking but I wanted to share this vintage Nutbrown Party Time Cutter Gingerbread Man. I love the original packaging which proudly says “For use in making super Gingerbread Biscuits, highly popular with young people”. Eek, that makes me feel old!
The cutter was made in England by Thos. M. Nutbrown Ltd and the cover shows a freaky gingerbread man with scary eyes, buttons and belt made from coloured sweets. I’m surprised anyone would want to eat a biscuit looking like that!
The back of the card contains a recipe for gingerbread. I’m presuming it must be out of copyright so I’ve included it here:
- 4oz butter
- 4oz sugar
- 9oz flour (plain presumably)
- 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 1-2 tsps ground ginger
- warmed syrup
I made some biscuits using this recipe but they weren’t very successful. As the quantity of syrup wasn’t listed I used golden syrup and just kept adding it in the mixing bowl as the dough refused to come together. As a result the biscuits were very crunchy and not that nice. I think I’ll stick to my tried and tested gingerbread recipe.