Christmas Gingerbread Slice

Christmas Gingerbread Slice feature

With Christmas just 5 weeks away (can you believe it?),  I thought it was time I started getting in the spirit with a bit of Season’s Greetings baking!

What better way to start than with a Christmas Gingerbread Slice!

I love having an excuse to bake (heheheh, like I need one), I will admit I’m a little addicted. Christmas is like the cream of all cakes for excuses to bake & create!

Almost everywhere I look at the moment I’m seeing Christmas cooking magazines, so much delicious inspiration. So far in my 2014 collection I have Super food idea’s & Donna Hay’s Christmas issues and I’m loving them! I’m thinking by the end of this week I may have another to add to the collection (is that bad?).

I also have a habit of pulling out some of my older Christmas magazines and book marking potential inspiration, there’s a bit of a line up to say the least and I’m sure my eyes are way too big for my time frame but one can fantasise can’t they? There will definitely be more to come!

This first Christmas treasure for 2014 is so straight forward and absolutely delicious! Donna Hay  fuelled my inspiration for this one, I’ve adapted her gingerbread pecan bar recipe, tweaking some of the ingredients a little and added some colour.

White chocolate, craisins and pistachios combined with a delicious gingerbread give you what I think is a perfect Christmas Gingerbread Slice. It will definitely go a long way towards prettying up your spread of sweet treats over the Silly season.  Wrap a few slices up to give as a gift (whoever that is will love you for it), take it as that extra something when visiting friends and family or just simply enjoy a slice or 10 at home – that’s what we did last week, I made sure I shared. As I was packaging some slice up to send into my Mum, Alani was watching and questioned why when I make cakes, slices etc I give some away? I tried to explain to her how I dearly love seeing other people enjoying my cooking and also how if we (mummy especially) ate food like this in large quantities all the time that wouldn’t be very healthy (I felt like saying “you know how you tell Mummy she looks like she is having a baby (and I’m not), well Mummy would look like she’s having 2 babies if she didn’t give away slice and cakes “, but I didn’t!)

I think Alani felt a little attached to the slice because we made it together and sampled some of the dough (a must) together too. Just check out my little Christmas Gingerbread helper!

My little gingerbread helper

Now for the really important stuff……..

How- To:

Christmas Gingerbread slice instructions

Extra Christmas gingerbread slice

5.0 from 1 reviews
Christmas Gingerbread Slice
 
Author:
Serves: 24
Ingredients
  • 125g butter, softened
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • ⅓ cup golden syrup
  • 2 ¼ cups plain flour, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate soda, sifted
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • ½ cup craisins diced (dried cranberries) NOTE: Reserve 1 tablespoon each of craisins and pistachios for pressing on top of slice.
  • ½ cup pistachios, chopped
  • Optional extra: 80g white chocolate melted to drizzle over baked slice.
Instructions
  1. Grease and line a slice tin 18cm x 28cm x 3cm.
  2. Place butter and sugar in bowl of an electric mixer and beat until pale and creamy.
  3. Add golden syrup, honey, flour, bicarb soda, ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon. Beat until mixture just comes together forming a soft dough.
  4. Add choc chips, craisins and pistachios beat on low speed until evenly distributed through the dough (note if your electric mixer isn’t very powerful you may need to give those arms a workout, grab a wooden spoon and fold them through the old fashioned way!)
  5. Press slice mixture into prepared tin, sprinkle reserved crasins and pistachios over slice, pressing them in gently and place tin in fridge for 30 minutes or until firm.
  6. Preheat oven to 160 C (150 C fan forced)
  7. Bake for 30 minutes or until lightly golden.
  8. Cool in tin.
  9. Drizzle melted chocolate over slice, I used a heatproof disposable piping bag, cut the tip off and drizzle away, alternatively just drizzle it from a spoon it will still look and taste delicious!
  10. Place slice in fridge for 20 minutes to firm chocolate up before slicing.
  11. Store in an airtight container, if it's summer store in fridge 5-7 days.
  12. Enjoy!

Have you started any Christmas preparations, doesn’t have to be baking it might be ballet concerts, shopping, parties or even a Santa visit with the kids, speaking of which I  learned a valuable lesson from last year, I love to take the kids to Myer Santa Land……did you know you can book in for your visit with Santa online so you don’t have to queue for as long? Well that’s exactly what I did last night, I’ve made us a reservation to see the big man in Red and you can too right HERE, I think it’s a brilliant idea so I’m spreading the word.

Stay tuned, later this week I’ve got my Part 2 coming your way for the Easy Fried Rice post, it’s a yummy dinner idea for the whole family!

Until then,

Zamamabakes

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Christmas Gingerbread Slice feature

With Christmas just 5 weeks away (can you believe it?),  I thought it was time I started getting in the spirit with a bit of Season’s Greetings baking!

What better way to start than with a Christmas Gingerbread Slice!

I love having an excuse to bake (heheheh, like I need one), I will admit I’m a little addicted. Christmas is like the cream of all cakes for excuses to bake & create!

Almost everywhere I look at the moment I’m seeing Christmas cooking magazines, so much delicious inspiration. So far in my 2014 collection I have Super food idea’s & Donna Hay’s Christmas issues and I’m loving them! I’m thinking by the end of this week I may have another to add to the collection (is that bad?).

I also have a habit of pulling out some of my older Christmas magazines and book marking potential inspiration, there’s a bit of a line up to say the least and I’m sure my eyes are way too big for my time frame but one can fantasise can’t they? There will definitely be more to come!

This first Christmas treasure for 2014 is so straight forward and absolutely delicious! Donna Hay  fuelled my inspiration for this one, I’ve adapted her gingerbread pecan bar recipe, tweaking some of the ingredients a little and added some colour.

White chocolate, craisins and pistachios combined with a delicious gingerbread give you what I think is a perfect Christmas Gingerbread Slice. It will definitely go a long way towards prettying up your spread of sweet treats over the Silly season.  Wrap a few slices up to give as a gift (whoever that is will love you for it), take it as that extra something when visiting friends and family or just simply enjoy a slice or 10 at home – that’s what we did last week, I made sure I shared. As I was packaging some slice up to send into my Mum, Alani was watching and questioned why when I make cakes, slices etc I give some away? I tried to explain to her how I dearly love seeing other people enjoying my cooking and also how if we (mummy especially) ate food like this in large quantities all the time that wouldn’t be very healthy (I felt like saying “you know how you tell Mummy she looks like she is having a baby (and I’m not), well Mummy would look like she’s having 2 babies if she didn’t give away slice and cakes “, but I didn’t!)

I think Alani felt a little attached to the slice because we made it together and sampled some of the dough (a must) together too. Just check out my little Christmas Gingerbread helper!

My little gingerbread helper

Now for the really important stuff……..

How- To:

Christmas Gingerbread slice instructions

Extra Christmas gingerbread slice

5.0 from 1 reviews
Christmas Gingerbread Slice
 
Author:
Serves: 24
Ingredients
  • 125g butter, softened
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • ⅓ cup golden syrup
  • 2 ¼ cups plain flour, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate soda, sifted
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • ½ cup craisins diced (dried cranberries) NOTE: Reserve 1 tablespoon each of craisins and pistachios for pressing on top of slice.
  • ½ cup pistachios, chopped
  • Optional extra: 80g white chocolate melted to drizzle over baked slice.
Instructions
  1. Grease and line a slice tin 18cm x 28cm x 3cm.
  2. Place butter and sugar in bowl of an electric mixer and beat until pale and creamy.
  3. Add golden syrup, honey, flour, bicarb soda, ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon. Beat until mixture just comes together forming a soft dough.
  4. Add choc chips, craisins and pistachios beat on low speed until evenly distributed through the dough (note if your electric mixer isn’t very powerful you may need to give those arms a workout, grab a wooden spoon and fold them through the old fashioned way!)
  5. Press slice mixture into prepared tin, sprinkle reserved crasins and pistachios over slice, pressing them in gently and place tin in fridge for 30 minutes or until firm.
  6. Preheat oven to 160 C (150 C fan forced)
  7. Bake for 30 minutes or until lightly golden.
  8. Cool in tin.
  9. Drizzle melted chocolate over slice, I used a heatproof disposable piping bag, cut the tip off and drizzle away, alternatively just drizzle it from a spoon it will still look and taste delicious!
  10. Place slice in fridge for 20 minutes to firm chocolate up before slicing.
  11. Store in an airtight container, if it's summer store in fridge 5-7 days.
  12. Enjoy!

Have you started any Christmas preparations, doesn’t have to be baking it might be ballet concerts, shopping, parties or even a Santa visit with the kids, speaking of which I  learned a valuable lesson from last year, I love to take the kids to Myer Santa Land……did you know you can book in for your visit with Santa online so you don’t have to queue for as long? Well that’s exactly what I did last night, I’ve made us a reservation to see the big man in Red and you can too right HERE, I think it’s a brilliant idea so I’m spreading the word.

Stay tuned, later this week I’ve got my Part 2 coming your way for the Easy Fried Rice post, it’s a yummy dinner idea for the whole family!

Until then,

Zamamabakes

(Visited 4,453 times, 1 visits today)

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28 Comments on “Christmas Gingerbread Slice

  1. cheryl mishio

    This looks amazing – I love gingerbread & what a fabulous idea to add “craisins” – very festive indeed !

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Thanks Cheryl, I hope you get to make it!

      Reply
  2. Melissa Ware

    I have been waiting all day yesterday for the recipe for this deliciousness ever since you posted it on facebook yesterday morning. Looks great and can’t wait to give it a try. A newbie to add to my christmas baking and gift giving!

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Yay! Thanks for popping by, love that you were waiting for it! Feel free to send me a pic when you make it. Enjoy!

      Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Oh thanks for stopping by Simone. And thanks Lucy for sharing, that girl is just gorgeous as I’m sure you are too. Enjoy :)

      Reply
  3. This looks so beautiful, Dannielle AND delicious. I think it will definitely feature at one of our Christmas gatherings :)

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Oh thanks Renee. I know I’ll be making a few more in the lead up to Christmas! Enjoy:)

      Reply
  4. I adore spicy gingery things but can’t be bothered with all the shape cutting etc that gingerbread creations require. So pretty too with the christmassy colours in the side profile

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      It really is a little treasure Nicole. I hope you get a chance to give it a whirl.

      Reply
  5. Mmmmm!!! All my favourite Christmas flavours in one! This looks absolutely divine… definitely making this! Thanks for joining our Fabulous Foodie Fridays party! Have a great weekend xx

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      I’m so glad you like it! I’ll definitely be making a few more between now and Christmas. I’d be lost without the fun of FFF’s! You have a great weekend too. Xx

      Reply
  6. Definitely making this one – it is the perfect Christmas slice!! Wish I remembered to grab some golden syrup at the shops this morning because I would bake this today.

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      You will love it Malinda! If your honey fans just use extra honey instead of golden syrup? Totally up to you. Enjoy!Thanks for stopping by. Let me know how you go

      Reply
  7. This looks so pretty and I bet it tastes (and smells,) delicious. The smell and taste of gingerbread just sings Christmas! I make shortbread with pistachios and cranberries at Christmas but using them in a slice is inspired! So nom!

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Thanks Sammie, it sure does!
      Your shortbread sounds delicious too.
      Hope everything is ok with Mr AT, I saw your post on FB.
      Enjoy your Sunday x

      Reply
  8. If you could take Christmas and smoosh it into one delicious slice, this would be it!! This is officially going onto my Christmas baking list. Thank you (and Fab Foodie Friday for sending me your way) for a wonderful recipe

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Thanks for stopping by Nikki. How lovely you are to talk about my slice like that, love it! I’m planning to make some more next weekend for the kidlets school tableau (fair). How good is FFF’s!! Love those girls.
      Have a great week

      Reply
  9. My daughter loves Gingerbread & this would be a great alternative to the norm. How exciting, I love Christmas & all it’s cooking & creative geniusness! (Btw totally a word). x

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      I completely agree Kim, hope you get to try it out for your daughter and yourself! Christmas gives us all even more of an excuse (I think) to get experimenting and creating in the kitchen.
      Btw I love your word ‘geniusness’. Have a great week! x

      Reply
  10. What a great recipe. I love gingerbread. I think Ill be adding this to my Christmas baking list. Thanks for linking up with Mummy Mondays. #TeamMM

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Thanks Sarah, I hope you get to test it out. Thanks for having me at Mummy Mondays.:)

      Reply
  11. Aw these are so festive! Just the perfect treat for the holidays!

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Thanks Jess. I love this slice think it’s definitely going to become a Christmas tradition to make it. Thanks for stopping by.

      Reply
  12. This looks fabulous and my husband has requested I make it because the photos look so good! He loves anything with ginger. Will be on my to cook list with the kids!

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Thanks Bec and thanks Mr Plumbette! You guys are the 2nd lot of people to make my day regarding this Gingerbread slice today! Enjoy! Hope you are feeling better Bec. :)

      Reply
  13. bronagh

    how long do these last if given as a gift- should i write one week on the gift tag? two? thanks :)

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Hi Bronagh
      To be safe I’d write 1 week, you can also freeze this slice successfully :)

      Reply

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