We had a wonderful day yesterday with 20 families busy crafting, knutseling, baking and getting into the festive spirit with a song or two. Thank you everyone who came along. It was such a nice atmosphere with you all.
A big thank you to Monika from Popolop for creating a storm :: beautiful slingers, glitter madness, and other fun paper crafts. Psst…if you like anything in her shop, you can save on shipping by arranging pickup from Jacaranda Tree Montessori. Those dolls would make the perfect gift for under the tree, so be quick. Don’t forget to email her to save the shipping.
For those wanting to eat more of those delicious cookies, here is the recipe:
2 cups plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup brown sugar
4 tbsp golden syrup (or stroop)
1 egg, beaten
1. Grease 3 baking sheets
2. Sift the flour, baking powder and ginger into a bowl. Rub the butter into the flour until the mixture looks like fine crumbs. Stir in the sugar. Beat the syrup into the egg and stir into the bowl. Sing merrily while doing this step.
3. Mix to form a dough and knead until smooth.
4. Roll out on a lightly floured surface to 5mm thick. Cut out figures and place on baking sheets.
5. Bake in oven at 190 degrees C for 12-15 minutes until golden. Cool slightly, then place on a wire rack.
Monika will be back at Jacaranda Tree Montessori soon to run special craft workshops for us. I will keep you posted with details soon.