I love Christmas wreaths, but spending a lot of money on one that will wilt and that you can’t eat seems a little silly to me. I’ve seen a few of these of pinterest and decided that I need to make one. I was half expecting for it to fail or for it to look awful but I’m actually quite impressed with myself. The best part is you don’t need a fancy cutter for the wreath you just need a side plate and a tea plate and two different sized star cutters. Now I wouldn’t recommend hanging this on your door, but it certainly looks great as centre to piece at a Christmas gathering or just making it for fun!
720g plain flour
1 tbsp of baking powder
10ml ground cinnamon
5ml ground ginger
5ml ground mixed spice
250g golden syrup
400g golden caster sugar
1 large egg
100g icing sugar
Sieve the flour, baking powder, ground cinnamon, fine ginger and mixed spice together in a bowl.
In a saucepan, heat golden syrup, golden caster sugar and butter together. Remove from the heat and leave to cool slightly.
Stir one-third of the flour mixture into the syrup mixture and add 1 large egg. Stir to combine add the remaining flour and enough milk so the mixture binds to form a dough.
Knead the dough for a few minutes until it becomes less sticky and elastic. Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface and use a side plate to cut a circle out. Use a smaller plate, I used a tea plate, to cut out the inner circle.
Use different sized star-shaped cookie cutters to cut stars out enough stars to cover the wreath. Place on to greased baking sheets.
Bake at 160ºC for 8-15 minutes, depending on the size of the biscuits, until golden and the edges start to brown slightly. Leave to cool completely.
To assemble make up a thick glace icing. By combining sieved icing sugar and
Use the icing as a glue to stick the stars to the wreath and on top of the other stars. Use any left over icing to decorate. I iced the smaller stars and used holly sprinkles. You could use anything you liked.
And there you go. I told you it was quite simple. I had lots of left over dough, I have put some in the freezer and made a few gingerbread men.