This is going to be the post that’s a week before Christmas!! I’m absolutely thrilled about Christmas!! I can’t wait any longer!!! I keep wondering what I might be getting from my parents and friends. While some people would open their presents from their friends straight away, I am saving mine for Christmas so for the time being I am putting mine under the Christmas tree.
Now…moving onto a holiday bonus. Usually I would post on Satutday’s but next week I will be posting on Saturday and Friday (Christmas Eve and Christmas Day) and possibly some of the weekdays!! If you have any ideas about what sort of things I should post them please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org OR leave a comment below. If I do end up using your idea then I can assure you that your name will be mentioned.
On this post I will be talking about things you can do to celebrate Christmas. First on my list, is gingerbread. Its very tasty and you can decorate it with icing which will make it look fabulous. You can put it in a see through bag, slip a label on and lastly tie it with a festive looking ribbon. These make perfect gifts to anyone but if you do feel there’s too little, then go ahead and add something else that specific person might like such as a lipstick or a notebook.
If you would like to make some delicious tasting (and looking!) gingerbread then read on to find out the recipe.
What you need:
250g of margarine or butter
2 dl of light syrup (1dl is the same as 100ml)
4 dl of sugar
2 tbs of cinnamon
1 tbs cardamon
1 teaspoon of ginger
1 tbs of cloves
1 dl of water
1 tbs of baking soda
13 dl of flour
- Melt the butter/margarine and the syrup in a cooking pot. You could melt it in the microwave.
- Measure the sugar and ground spices into the bowl, pour the mixture of butter/margarine and syrup on top and mix well.
- Add the water to the mixture and mix it in. Let the mixture cool until it is room temperature.
- Mix the baking soda with the flour and then mix it all into the butter/margarine and syrup mixture.
- Mix the loose dough.
- Rest the dough overnight or two in the cold.
Now your dough is ready! Remember to cut the shapes out! Put it in the oven to cook!
I’d also like to add another recipe for the icing.
What you need:
2 dl icing sugar
1/2 of egg whites
A few drops of vinegar or lemon juice
- Mix the ingredients then pour the mixture into a Ziploc bag. Cut of the edge so icing can come through. You can now start decorating!!
Next I will talk about a Christmas DIY I thought of. It uses the gingerbread cookies that you might of made so basically what I’d call 2 in 1. Anyway it’s quite simple and easy to do but still a good idea.
Take a gingerbread cookie and make a hole in it. Make sure its decorated before you do this next thing with it. Put a string through and hang it as an extra ornament on the Christmas tree. You could hang it somewhere else as well. But don’t let any bugs get to your sweet treat! Do this with several other cookies. Have fun decorating!
I have another idea for the gingerbread cookies. I guess it could be called a decoration but not exactly. Basically you get a nice bowl and put your gingerbread cookies inside. Put the bowl maybe on a table or a mantelpiece.
To finish off this post, I’ll be showing you a supercute nail DIY. I didn’t do this one; I found it on the internet but I absolutely LOVE it! A Santa hat! Perfectly appropriate for this time of year! How cute is that?
Santa hat nail art
Well that’s all for now! Remember I’ll be posting sometime in the week whenever I can!!