Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Ninjabreadmen


This Christmas I present to you some 'Ginja Ninja's!' Everyone loves gingerbread (possibly with the exception of myself!) and this is a really fun twist to making gingerbread.  It's simple to bake and if you have kids, they can join in the fun too. 

I was sent these ninjabread cookie cutters by find-me-a-gift.co.uk to review. They are made of stainless steel and come in a set of three. There's a recipe for gingerbread on the back of the pack which I used to make these ninjas.  These are seriously cute cookie cutters and I'm sure I will be making lots of ninjas throughout the year.  Everyone has been impressed with the results and keep asking where they can buy these cookie cutters. Unfortunately the supplier has run out of stock currently but they should be getting more stock in so check back to find-me-a-gift.co.uk later. They would make excellent Christmas presents :)

*update: cookie cutters are now back in stock. Click here to buy some for yourself * 

The fun thing about making gingerbread ninjas (or men or women) is that you can be really creative with the decorating.  I'm afraid I'm not terribly creative and just went with the picture on the website and the pack. I might try my hand at royal icing next time.

As this is a Christmassy treat, I am entering this into the tea time treats challenge. This is a monthly event hosted on alternate months by Kate from What Kate Baked and Karen from Lavender and Lovage.  Kate, the host for this month has chosen Christmas as the theme.


I'm also entering it into Vanessa's Let's Make Christmas event. Do check out her blog if you haven't already for the ultimate guide to making your own edible Christmas gift.


And to Let's Cook for Christmas Red and Green, hosted by simply food


And to the holiday goodies link up over at Diary of a Semi-Health Nut hosted by Amanda





 the ninjas! 

 making ninja's

 ready to go in the oven 

 

 

 

 spot the odd one out :) 

Many thanks to find-me-a-gift.co.uk for providing me with the ninjabreadmen cookie cutters. 

Recipe from the back of the pack: Makes 24 ninja's and 1 gingerbreadman 

350g plain flour
2 teaspoons ground ginger (I used 3)
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
100g butter or margarine
175g soft light brown sugar
1 egg
4 tablespoons golden syrup (I used just over 5 as the dough was still crumbly)

  • Preheat the oven to 190C.
  • Line 2 baking trays with parchment paper. 
  • Sift the flour, ginger and soda into a bowl.
  • Rub in the butter with your fingertips. 
  • Add the sugar then stir in the syrup and egg. 
  • This should make a firm dough.
  • Roll out onto a floured surface about 5mm thick and cut out your ninjabreadmen. 
  • Place onto baking trays, spacing them apart as they will expand.
  • Bake for 10 to 15 minutes until golden brown.
  • Once cooked, leave to firm up for about 10 minutes before placing on to a wire rack to cool completely. 
  • Decorate with coloured icing. 

37 comments:

  1. I love, love, love these!!! I'm definitely going to get a set of cutters and make some. Makes me smile everytime I see them!!

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  2. It is sooo funny things one does for reviews- I possibly could not have resisted baking these little guys either, though I load gingerbread. they do look the part.

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  3. Son of a... I was going to do a Ninjabread post! Oh well. I love the odd one out, who you know turned up to the ninja raid and was all like "Hey fellas, what are we doing tonight? ...fellas?"

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  4. I've seen these cutters before. They are so cute!

    After seeing your cute ninja-breadmen, I think I should buy these cutters too.

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  5. @lauralovescakes - yes definitely recommend them. Your icing skills will be superb I'm sure :)

    @solange - indeed :) glad I'm not the only one that does not like gingerbread

    @lucas - LOL

    @Zoe - I would recommend them, they really are very very cute!

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  6. These are just brilliant!! I'd spied them previously and thought what a fun alternative to the traditional gingerbread- thank you ever so much for entering them to tea time treats!

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  7. Oh yeah...I've only just noticed the rogue gingerbread man!! Obviously failed ninja training!! ;-)

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  8. Aren't they fantastic!

    I am sure I have seen yoga ones too somewhere.

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  9. I bought these for a friends birthday last year, they are pretty awesome!

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  10. These are brilliant. My girls would LOVE those cutters.

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  11. What awesome cookie cutters! Haha, ninja-bread men... love it :D

    I can't believe you don't like gingerbread!!! Did you ever try it with black treacle and some lemon/orange zest too? It has a really rich flavour... so yummy!

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  12. WOW! I LOVE them to bits! Thanks so much for entering these festive Ninjas into Tea Time Treats ~ they are FAB!
    Karen

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  13. So fun! I could help laughing when I saw them. My boys would love these.

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  14. These are so fantastic, love them! I added them to my Christmas wishlist!

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  15. AHAHHA i love the cookie cutters so cute! I was gonna get them too :) but then I haven't used the ones i got last Xmas my bad so not allowed to buy anymore cookie cutters :(

    I'm gonna make some next week hopefully it turns out as good as yours!

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  16. Wordsof deliciousness - thanks!

    Kate@whatkatebaked - thanks for hosting the challenge.

    Laura - LOL

    Helen - ooh yoga ones? do you remember where you saw those?

    Cupcakegirl - they really are awesome :)

    Kath - thanks! I'm sure they will!

    Charles - thanks. I just don't like ginger even with other flavours added. Weird I know!

    Karen - Thanks! I love them too :)

    Barbara - They really are cute and fun!

    Kate - Hope you get them!

    Nevertoosweetforme - looking forward to seeing your cookies.

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  17. These are brilliant! My boys would have loved them when they were little.

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  18. Janice - thanks, I'm sure they would still like them or maybe I'm just a big kid! :)

    yummychunklet - thanks!

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  19. Hahaha I love the name of this..ginja ninja! So cute

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  20. These are absolutely hilarious, I LOVE the idea of ninjabread men :-)

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  21. These made me laugh. I will have to get some. The Glam Teens will love them. GG

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  22. Oh wow I loves these I do keep looking at these cutter my brothers would love them!

    Nom! x

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  23. Brittany - thanks, it was difficult thinking of a catchy name!

    thelittleloaf - they really are cute :)

    GG - yes I'm sure the glam teens will love them!

    Nom - thanks. I'm sure your brothers will love them too.

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  24. This is so creative and I never would have thought it before! Love it, and good luck with the Let's Make Christmas entry!

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  25. Merry Christmas you! I've started baking again :). Got the wedding out of the way and now I have more time in hands. Far out, keep those posts going!! You're are still on fire. Hope you're keeping warm babes.

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  26. I've been umming and aahing about these cutters for a while - you've done such a fab job in your decoration! Love the expressions you've got on their little faces

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  27. Looks like it's not just my blog that loses people's comments. I left one on here the other day and it's gone! Can't remember what I said then, but in essence - these ninjabreadmen are great.

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  28. Xinmei - Thanks :)

    Genial - Congrats on the wedding! Look forward to more baking from you :)

    Caked Crusader - I'd definitely recommend them. They're so cute! I need to practice my icing skills though.

    @choclette - thanks for dropping by again. I think one of my comments dropped of your blog as well :( thinking of moving over to wordpress next year

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  29. haha these are so great! I can't believe you don't like gingerbread though, that's shocking! haha
    All in all everything I made on the stall took about 15 hours total so it took a while! and the money I made definitely didn't make the hours worth it but when you're a poor student any money is good money haha! and it'll buy a few more of my family members Christmas presents so I guess it was all worth it in the end!

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  30. I saw these exact cutters and almost bought them! I wish I had. Instead I bought a map of the world cutter set but most of south east Asia is missing-how rubbish is that? lol!

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  31. cupcake crazy gem - I have tried gingerbread but I still don't like it! Well done on your stall!

    Lorraine - you should definitely get these cutters. Map of the world sounds cool too!

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  32. These are just fab! So much attitude from a cookie! Who'd have thought? xx

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  33. Alison - thanks! They really are fab and have serious attitude ;p

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  34. Oh wow these are hilarious! Great idea! Thanks for joining the link-up! :-) (I have a blog button too if you wanted to add it to the post.)

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  35. Amanda - thanks! I've added your blog button now.

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