Gingerbread Easter Bunnies

Lightly spiced gingerbread in shapes of easter bunnies make for a wonderful activity with children.

Re-created by GH Nutrition 
Preparation time: 45 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Makes 8

Ingredients
125g unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup golden syrup
2 + 1/2 cups plain flour, sifted
2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp bicarbonate soda
1/2 cup icing sugar, sifted
2 tsp water

To make
Preheat oven to 190ºC. Place the butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat for 10–12 minutes or until pale and creamy. Add the golden syrup, flour, ginger and bicarbonate of soda and beat until a smooth dough forms. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. 
Roll the dough out between 2 sheets of non-stick baking paper to 5mm-thick. Use a rabbit-shaped cookie to cut out cookies and place on baking trays lined with non-stick baking paper. Bake for 8–10 minutes or until golden. Allow to cool on the trays. 
Place the icing sugar and water in a bowl and stir to combine. Use icing to pipe faces onto the bunnies and outline the edges. Allow to set. 

  • Fruit Berries: Raspberries and blackberries good value. Strawberries tightening up. Cherries: Available.  Citrus: Limes still very scarce. Lemons scarce but good quality. Qld fruit starting next week. Fingerlimes available. Navels ending rapidly but nice sweet Valencias have started. Grapes: Aussie Flames in season. Lychees: Season has started. Mangoes: Good range and eating KP’s our pick. Melons: Watermelons eating well. Try new orange candy melon (rock and honeydew cross). Rockmelon scarce.  Pines: Eating really well.  Stone fruit: Yellow and white peaches and nectarines in season. Apricots in season and eating well. Yellow nectarines our pick.  Vegetables  Asparagus: Still good. Avocados: Local NSW Fruit and WA fruit in season. Reid Avocados in season.  Beans & Peas: Try purple flat beans. Round beans still waiting for new region season to kick off.  Cucumbers: All really good value including apple, tele and Lebanese.   English spinach: Nice bunches.  Garlic: Aussie garlic in season. Potatoes & Pumpkin: Washed Nicolas our pick. Tomatoes: Great value and range of cherry tomatoes. Zucchini & Cauliflower: Good value. Flowers Great value peonies this week literally one or two weeks of the year in which peonies are really affordable so don’t miss out.  Also Chincheree and Arabs eye such a long lasting flower!