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Gingerbread dinosaurs

Bring something sweet they said. Be imaginative they said. Spend hours making gingerbread dinosaurs they s- oh no, that last one just me getting carried away...

Vegan gingerbread dinosaurs, woo! With vegan chocolate googly eyes making them all look rather alarmed! Food sculpture?

Featuring, two stegosaurus, two ceratopsians (lets say triceratops and torosaurus), an iguanodon, parasaurolophus, pterosaur (maybe a pteranodon?), spinosaurus, another theropod (probably tyrannosaurus rex), two brachiosaurus, and a diplodocus!

Actually not that hard to make, and surprisingly stable when standing!


My gingerbread recipe (to make a good amount of gingerbread):

  • Sieve together:

    • 3 cups of self raising flour (substitute 1 cup or so with plain flour for firmer more stable gingerbread if making something elaborately sculptural).

    • 3 teaspoons of ginger.

  • Separately melt together:

    • ¾ cup of brown sugar.

    • 2 tablespoons of golden syrup.

    • ¼ cup of butter (vegan sort of course).

  • Mix the wet and dry into a firm dough.

  • Roll out with a rolling pin on a floured surface to the thickness you desire.

  • Chop into whatever shapes you like.

  • Bake at 180°C for 15 min (or until cooked but not burnt).

To make something like these dinosaurs, I just used melted chocolate as a glue. The eyes are a dab of white chocolate with a smaller dab of milk (vegan milk of course) for the pupils.


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