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Homemade Gingerbread Men Cookies Recipe

No Christmas party would be complete without some Gingerbread men cookies!

  • SERVES: About 30 cookies
  • PREP: 45mins (include chilling)
  • BAKE: 20mins per batch (include cooling)

INGREDIENTS

  • ½  cup butter, softened
  • ¾ cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup molasses or honey
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 – 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon each ground cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the molasses/honey, egg and water. Combine the flour, ginger, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Divide dough in half. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until it’s easy to handle.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out each portion of dough to 3 or 4mm thickness. Cut with a 10cm cookie cutter. Place them about 3cm apart from each other on greased baking sheets. Reroll scraps and repeat step 2.
  3. Bake at 170 °C for 10-12 minutes or until edges are firm and light brown. Remove from oven to cool completely before decorating with icing as desired.
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Final product!

Here are the pictures during the baking~

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I added a few pieces of testers for each batch that I baked, to try out the taste.

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Almost ready!

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The little men after taking it out from the oven.

I made some Christmas trees too!

I made some Christmas trees too!

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Han Geun Doo Geun Korean Restaurant – Singapore

My friends and I happened to be at Chinatown Point one evening and we discovered this newly opened Korean Barbecue restaurant. Therefore we decided to have our lunch on a saturday afternoon at this place.

This Korean bbq restaurant offers ala carte buffet with 39 dishes ranging from a wide wariety of meat and stews.

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Besides Ala Carte BBQ buffet, they have set lunch menu too.

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Something I like about this BBQ restaurant is that they have the smoke suction device installed. Now your hair and clothes don’t have to smell like BBQ meat after your meal.

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Here comes our food!

 

The Gimbap is very nice!  I will definitely order this again next time.

The Gimbap is very nice! I will definitely order this again next time.

Ddeokbokki (or spicy rice cakes), tasted alright, not as nice as certain places. A little too soft and not firm enough. We didn't managed to finish it.

Ddeokbokki (or spicy rice cakes), tasted alright, not as nice as certain places. A little too soft and not firm enough. We didn’t managed to finish it.

 

The Kimchi Pancake tasted nothing out of the ordinary. It is not very crispy though.

The Kimchi Pancake tasted nothing out of the ordinary. It is not very crispy though.

The side dishes are found at the self service counter towards the back of the restaurant.

The side dishes are found at the self service counter towards the back of the restaurant. Most of the dishes tasted good! Especially the kimchi and preserved cucumber.

Next up, the meat! The beef was served very fresh and juicy. We kept ordering the beef, plate after plate.

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One thing good about it was that the beef was quite thinly sliced and we could really eat a lot, especially wrapping the piping hot beef with the freshly served lettuce. The lettuce is so fresh and green that I couldn’t find any black parts or holes in the leaves to pluck away which I always do in other korean BBQ restaurants.

 

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We also ordered a plate of spicy and non-spicy chicken. I prefer the spicy chicken as it has a stronger taste.

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At first, we were afraid that we could not finish the meat, as they will charge us for leftover food. Surprisingly, the 3 of us ordered 6 plates of meat and finished every bit of it.  The only dish we did not finish is the Ddeokbokki. We were too full to try their stew/soup. But I will definitely be visiting this place again soon to try their other dishes.

Han Geun Doo Geun Korean Restaurant

Chinatown Point, 133 New Bridge Road #02-35,

Singapore 059413

Tel: 65382775

Opening Hours:

Daily from 11.30am – 3.00pm, 5.30pm – 10.00pm

Nearest Mrt Station: Chinatown Station

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TWG Tea Salon & Boutique Singapore

I have been eating too much good food lately, seriously need to work out more vigorously now! But brunch at TWG is something that everyone should at least experience once. I never did expect myself to spend $73 on a brunch, but it was worth it! Though I would not have such expensive lunch so often.  A tea lover like myself would have enjoyed every experience in TWG. From their tea beverages, to their tea infused patisserie.

I went to the TWG at Ion Orchard. At around 12noon, there is not a single customer in sight. As there are no customers yet, my friend and I got quality ‘talk time’ without much disturbance. We ate our lunch accompanied by soothing opera music in the background. The ambience made me feel that I’m somewhere in Paris having afternoon tea.  At around 1pm, customers started streaming in.

First up, beef striploin served with sweet pineapple slices and baby carrot. The sauce has a distinct taste of Alfonso Tea. Tasted perfect with the tender beef slices. At $36, I would not mind ordering it again.

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My friend ordered their connoisseur set meal at $52. It comes with fresh apple or orange juice, seared scallop carpaccio, 2 baked muffins accompanied by TWG tea jelly and whipped cream, and our choice of a TWG Tea Patisserie.

Seared Scallop Carpaccio

Seared Scallop Carpaccio
( The sauce should be infused with Red Christmas Tea, however we could not really taste the tea in this dish)

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Chocolate muffin
(I personally felt that this chocolate muffin did not meet my expectations. The muffin is too thick and dry, not fluffy enough. We did not finish this muffin.)

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The strawberry muffin is completely different from the chocolate one. It is moist, light and fluffy.

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Raspberry Patisserie
(This crisp and flaky pastry is layered with a generous amount of vanilla chestnut cream and whole raspberries.)

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We ordered White Mist and White spring Tea. The White Mist Tea has a stronger fragrance of rose while White Mist contains cherry blossoms. I personally preferred the White Mist Tea.

TWG Tea Salon & Boutique

ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn

#02-21 Singapore 238801

Tel: +65 6735 1837 Fax: +65 6736 1837

Opening Hours:

Daily from 10:00 – 22:00

Website: http://www.twgtea.com

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Chock Full Of Beans

After hearing so much of the coffee art from my friends, I decided to bring my mum to Chock Full Of  Beans for brunch on a Saturday morning. We took bus 59 and alighted one stop before the Changi Village bus terminal. Thankfully, we managed to get seats inside the cafe as I’ve always heard that CFOB is always very crowded especially on weekends. Both of us spent $40.50 in total, a little pricey for breakfast.

Though the coffee art is cute, but the coffee itself is not hot enough. While coffee should be drank piping hot, it was served to us lukewarm. It is also not fragrant enough, quite disappointing. As the coffee is only lukewarm, we quickly finished it before it turns really cold. Thus, we finished our coffee before the food came.

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cute hedgehog for my mocha

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Smiley Bear for my mum’s Vanilla Latte

Here comes our food..

Their rosti tasted really good with the mushrooms. Sausages were a tad too salty, but it goes well with the sour cream.

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Ultimate Swiss Rosti

Their Omelette is mediocre, nothing out of the ordinary.

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Omelette with Ham, cheese and mushroom

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nice interior wall decorations~

Perhaps I would visit this place again for their dessert and ice coffee.

Chock Full Of Beans

#01-2090, 4 Changi Village Road

Tel: +65 62148839

Opening Hours: 

11:00 – 22:00 (Tuesday to Friday)

9:00 – 22:00 (Sat and Sun)

How to get there: 

By Bus no. 2, 29, 59, 109

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