Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Inside Jozi WAHM's Kitchen- The Birth of the Gingerbread Pie

I was making chicken pie for supper and Noodle was playing with the leftover pastry dough. She was playing with my cookie cutters and cut out a couple of gingerbread man shapes.

And so the idea of the gingerbread pie was born.

This is how we made it:

-Cut out two gingerbread man shapes out of the pastry;
-Add the filling. We used apricot jam for one and Nutella for the other.
-Top with the second piece of pastry and press down on the edges so that the filling does not leak.
-Sprinkle generously with sugar, cinnamon powder and ginger powder. (Alternatively, the spices could be added when mixing your pastry batter.)
- We added two raisins for eyes.
-Bake at 180 degrees celsius for 25 minutes (this may differ depending on your oven).
-Serve with a side scoop of cream or ice-cream.

Unfortunately I did not get a picture of the end product as they were scoffed up before they even cooled down, but I think piping like a traditional gingerbread man would take this treat to another level.