Tag Archives: letterpress

Because it’s Decembrrr… letterpress gingerbread cookies

5 Dec

A while ago, I had the thought of using
our wooden letterpress blocks to
stamp letters into cookies.

I tried it. It wasn’t a failure.
But it wasn’t a great success either.

Then my husband tracked me down
some letterpress cookie cutters instead.

With Blook Club 3 on Sunday,
I thought it was the perfect excuse
to try them out…

So I made up a lump of gingerbread dough
based on an adaptation of this recipe
(Lump being the technical term of course!)

140g unsalted butter
100g dark muscovado sugar
6 soup-spoons of golden syrup
350g plain flour
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
2 teaspoon ground ginger
2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoon powdered ginger

Heated up the sugar, butter and syrup
then mixed in the rest until there was
a lump of gingerbread ready to go!

Then it was just as simple as pressing
the letter you wanted into the dough…
firmly or they lost their shape when rising.

And then cutting them out using the cutters…
Much simpler than my original plan!

And then they went into the oven
for 10 minutes at 200C…

And the finished result…
Not bad for a first attempt!

I did consider icing the letters
but thought that might
look like they’d been iced on…
which would defeat the point!

*****

What will you be baking this Xmas?
I’ll definitely be making more of these
and some of Danae’s amazing brownies
that she brought to Blook Club too.

*****

P.S. I owe the title of this post
to this gorgeous illustration
(found via Wit + Delight‘s pinterest)
… it’s blooming freezing isn’t it!

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Weddingnesday… hello lucky wedding

31 Mar

I’m in awe of this wedding I stumbled across here.

Seriously I think this could be my perfect wedding… well, if it hadn’t been done by someone else first!

The gorgeous bride is Eunice, one of the founders of the amazing letterpress stationers Hello Lucky.

Which explains why there’s so many gorgeous labels and paper loveliness in their pictures!

Paper fans to keep everyone cool… and a lovely keepsake too.

You wouldn’t want to open these confetti bags would you? Too lovely.

Oh my, I love this stage… and the parasols and the balloons!

Their wedding parade… amazing!

Did I use the word ‘amazing’ already? Yes? Well I have to use it again.
This looks so AMAZING. Love it!

My OH is so going to want a pudding table after seeing this!

So sweet… and again how pretty is the packaging?

What a perfect looking day…

This so intensifies my longing for an outdoorsy wedding.

Can I borrow some Californian weather next May please?

Happy Weddingnesday everyone xx

All pics via marthastewartweddings

My to-do list

12 Aug

big-Wakesleepdreambig-Livetolovebig-Nevergiveup

This isn’t my actual to-do list obviously – but I think it should be. My actual list involves things like finish painting bathroom, tidy bedroom, de-dust kitchen etc etc so this is far more fun – though it does remind me why I probably need the ‘never give up’ print!

Limited edition letterpress prints by Bark – available from Soma.