GINGERBREAD FAVOURS

Why not give your guests a super-sweet reminder of where to sit with these delightful gingerbread biscuit wedding favours? Even better, they can be devoured during your magical celebration or taken home as a tasty reminder of your big day. This idea comes from the clever people at Igby Productions

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ROBYN BILLINGHAM – STYLIST

What you will need:
Baking tray
Baking paper
Cookie cutter
Drinking straw
Rolling pin
String/ribbon
Alphabet and number stamps (available at craft shops)

Gingerbread recipe:
¾ cup golden syrup
¾ cup unsalted butter
3 & 2/3 cups plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp bicarb soda
2 tsp ginger
2 tsp cinnamon
¾ cup brown sugar
1 large egg
Preheat oven to 175°C
Making gingerbread dough

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Step 1: Sift dry ingredients into large bowl. Add sugar. Mix well.

Step 2: Melt butter and golden syrup and stir into the dry ingredients. Add egg and mix well. Wrap in cling wrap and refrigerate for 15 minutes.

Making escort cards
Step 1: Roll dough out on floured board to a thickness of about 3mm. Cut out with rectangular cookie cutters (or desired shape), and lift with a palette knife onto lined baking trays.

Step 2: Using the alphabet and number stamps, stamp the guest’s name and table number in desired pattern.

Step 3: Using the straw, cut a small hole in the corner of the gingerbread for the string/ribbon to be threaded through.

Step 4: Bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack. Gingerbread must be completely cool before starting to string.

Step 5: Cut string/ribbon to desired length ensuring you have enough to tie a knot or bow. The gingerbread can now be hung on a wire rack in the table number order. It is also recommended to put them in alphabetical order within the table numbers so that it’s simple for the guests to find their names.

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HANDY HINT
Guests will know where to sit and can remove their gingerbread escort
card and keep as their wedding favour. Bon appétit!|

Who made it happen:
Robyn Billingham of IGBY Productions and Sara Taylor Photography