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What you need:

350 g  plain flour plus extra for rolling out
1 level  tsp bicarbonate of soda
2 level  tsp ground ginger
1 level tsp ground mixed spice
125 g  butter
175 g  light soft brown sugar
1 medium egg
4 tbsp  golden syrup
Ready to roll icing (white)
76 g  colour writing icing,

What you do:

Preheat the oven to 180C /350F / Gas 4.
Line two baking trays with baking paper. Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda, ginger and cinnamon into a large bowl. Rub in the butter and then stir in the sugar.

Lightly beat the egg and golden syrup together. Add to the flour and mix to make a dough. Chill the dough for 15 minutes.
Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface to a thickness of ½ cm thick. Cut shapes out with gingerbread cutters, remembering to take off a few limbs and head for added gore.

Place on a baking tray, leaving a gap between them in case they spread a little.
Bake for about 15 minutes. Leave on the tray for 10 minutes then move to a wire rack to finish cooling.
Decoration:
Use the red writing icing along the edges of the missing limbs and heads as blood.
For the skeletons and mummies – either pipe with white writing icing or roll out the ready to roll icing to 3mm thickness and cut shapes slightly smaller than the gingerbread. Lightly brush the gingerbread with boiled water and carefully place the icing on top. Using the black writing icing decorate as a skeleton or mummy!

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What you need:

4 medium smooth potatoes cut into small wedges
4 chicken breasts or 8 thighs, cut into chunks
2 tbsp Sundried tomato paste
1 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic, sliced
5 whole mini peppers
10 cherry tomatoes
2tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

What you do:

Preheat oven to 200C/400F /Gas Mark 6.

Place all of the ingredients (except parsley) into a sandwich bag and shake to ensure the potatoes and chicken are evenly coated with the oil and tomato paste.

Spread the ingredients out into a single layer on one or two baking trays, depending on size, and season.

Place in oven and cook for 20-25 minutes until browned and tender.

Scatter with parsley and serve with extra seasonal salad leaves.

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What you need:

9oz / 250g plain flour
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
7 oz /200g caster sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
6 fl oz / 180ml milk
4 fl oz / 125 ml vegetable oil

for the butter cream:

4 fl oz / 120ml milk
2 1/2 tbsp plain flour
4 0z /110g unsalted butter
4 oz / 100g caster sugar
2 tsp cocoa powder

what you do:

Preheat oven to 180 C / 350F / Gas 4
Line the baking trays with greaseproof paper.
In a bowl sift together the flour,bicarbonate of soda, cocoa powder & sugar.
In another bowl, stir together the egg, oil & milk until well mixed.
Gradually stir in the sifted dry ingredients to the egg mixture.
Drop the mixture a tablespoonful at a time separately onto the prepared baking trays.
Bake for around 10 to 12 minutes in the oven, until firm to touch.
Allow to cool on baking trays for about 5 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
To make the buttercream: In a medium saucepan, whisk together the 120ml of milk and 2 1/2 tablespoons flour. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until thick. Remove from heat set aside to cool. In a medium bowl, Beat together the butter, 100g sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1 tablespoon vanilla. Stir in the cooked milk mixture and beat for an additional 20 minutes, until really fluffy. Sandwich filling between two discs.

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What you need:

8 oz / 227g of cold potato ( freshly mashed )
4 oz / 100g lard
1 egg
8oz / 227g self raising flour
pinch of salt.
2 baking trays lined with grease proof paper.

What you do:

Preheat the oven to 200C / 400F / gas mark 6

Rub the lard into the flour Then add the salt & cold potato.
Blend well together , then bind together with the egg.
Roll out to 1/2 inch thickness & cut into circles.
Place onto the grease proof paper & cook in the oven for around 12 to 15 mins.
Serve hot.

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