“Run, run, as fast as you can! You can’t catch me, I’m the GINGERBREAD MAN!!!!”

There are a few things that one should think through when writing a recipe for gingerbread men for the enjoyment of others….
Firstly to take a photo of them, you must pile a plate high with gingerbread. Then you must arrange them beside your computer for safe keeping whilst you write the recipe down…… FAILURE!
They taste bloody good, and if you should so much as accidentally start to eat one, it may well turn into two partially dismembered bodies and the crumbly scene of a crime before a paragraph is out!

My husband made these as a surprise for me last night! I love gingerbread men and I always battle with them as the recipe contains so many no-no’s that it is hard to substitute them all. Between the brown sugar, golden syrup and any form of glutinous glue to stop them falling apart… they have always been a miserable fail!

However, I do believe that he has found a near perfect recipe that IS fructose-friendly. And delicious to the extent that multiple crime scenes await!!!

The appearance of these gingerbread men may well be more ‘psycho-killer-esque’ than happy children’s tale, due to the nature of the deranged designer that built my biscuit cutter mould. However, I find it easier to consume little men piece by piece when they look more like a threat to me, than someone I would quite happily take on a coffee date…

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Here goes.

Ingredients:

2 C gluten free flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp ginger powder
1 TBSp baking soda
2 tsp zanthum gum
110g butter
85g sugar
1/4 C glucose syrup

Preheat oven to 180 deg C.

Cream butter and sugar in a bowl. Once thoroughly mixed, add the glucose syrup. This replaces the golden syrup that you would normally have in a GB Man recipe. Make sure that you don’t overwork the mixture as it will become more crumbly and harder to get the biscuits to stay together.
Sift and mix dry ingredients in another bowl. Once mixed add to the wet mix incorporating half at a time.
Lightly flour a work bench and rolling pin. Roll out to 5-6mm thick. Using a cookie cutter cut out gingerbread men.
Unfortunately there is no better glue than gluten, thus use a spatula to remove gingerbread men from the bench and place onto trays lined with baking paper.

'Crimescene'..... oops!

‘Crimescene’….. oops!

The biscuits take 10-12 minutes in the oven at 180 degrees. The don’t colour up a lot due to the different sugar being used and will also be quite soft when you pull them out of the oven. Leave on tray for 5-10 minutes to cool before pulling them off to a cooling rack. Alternatively take them off sooner and eat all the limbs that ‘accidentally fall off’. Happy gingerbread man cooking peoples!

Burger Brothers and the Marvellous Brew

  • Burger Brothers and the Marvellous Brew SIDE OF 413 BRUNSWICK STREET
    FITZROY VICTORIA 306503 9419 0088
    STUFF@BROTHERBURGER.COM.AU

Ok so for a start these guys are AWESOME! Secondly they are AWESOME, and to follow up in conclusion they are AWESOME!!!!

the service atmosphere and choice were amazing.

A friends birthday, the need for super hipster and casual dining experience had presented itself upon a wednesday night. Having seen this place a couple of times earlier in the week we decided that the new fit out was worth us gracing it with our presence. A balmy evening, we decided to sit outside. The waiter knew the vodka list of the top of his head ( always a winning start for me being its the only thing I can drink) the others tempted their palettes with craft brews and some kiwi wines. “Do you do gluten free buns?” “Sure do!” I popped inside to ask the waiter a few menu related questions so the waiter didnt have to be swamped with them when he came out. I had a couple of options depending on how much onion and garlic was added to everything…… the long and the short…. the 100% wagu beef patties are just that 100% beef!!! Now we were talking options. The homemade pickles were ‘homemade’ and thus the waiter checked to make sure they were also friendly…. again winning. I had about 15 options on the menu. (I may have been seen to do a little dance at the table). I went with the “Oh Brother” double 100% wagu beef patty with cheese, homemade pickle, mustardmayo (the only place that doesnt have aioli on the menu ), lettuce and a gluten free bun – the only changes being I got them to leave out the onion, tom sauce and add a GF bun.

The waiter appeared to have been unflustered with changes almost enjoying the fact that he had made my night. He smiled when I told him I loved him.

The clincher….. It was the best burger I have ever eaten. Across the board, the ‘magic mushroom’, the ‘Oh Brother regular’, the ‘Plain beef burger’ the fries and chunky chips that were shared were all voted tops….

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If your looking for casual, super cool, great service, choice for fructose friendly, vege, or anything else for that matter, ‘Burger brothers and the marvellous brew’ is nothing short of epically perfect!

My new local?? xo

The worlds most amazing breakfast smoothie!!!

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It sounds weird but hang in there… For a breaky smoothie that will blow your mind its so so simple!

1/2 C of fructose friendly muesli
1/4C of fructose friendly yoghurt
3 strawberries with their tops taken off
1/2 C milk

Blend to supreme perfection