Gingerbread Man

Malcolm woke up with a cough, runny nose and slight fever and was given the day off.

He ate, played and napped. It was hard to tell that he was sick. I guess not having to go school automatically makes him feel better.

We read loads of stories.

His recent favourite from the library is The Gingerbread Man. We found an excellent edition of this old tale. He loves it and so do I.

This is the 2nd time we borrowed this book, after hogging it for 2 months the last time.

The book came with a Recipe for the Gingerbread Man at the back cover.

He wants to make his own gingerbread man, hoping that his gingerbread man will jump out as well.

And of course, anything for my sick boy today.

Nov 622

Checked the fridge and found out that I ran out of butter.

I don’t have molasses, ground cinnamon, ground ginger, ground clovers, ground allspice.

Not worth to splurge when I only need to use 1 teaspoon each.

I miss home where I have EVERYTHING for baking.


Maybe we could make Gingerbread Man PANCAKE instead ??

I have been trying to find the perfect pancake recipe, maybe something close to MacDonald’s, as Mal loves them so much.

But how to shape the pancake ?


Nov 591

An Aluminium Foil Gingerbread Man Mould!

We even came up with a shark one.

And after a long time fiddling and meddling in the kitchen.

We FINALLY have our very own Gingerbread Man

Nov 603

We managed to make 1 decent looking gingerbread man, 1 mess up gingerbread man and 1 weird looking shark.

It was hell lot of work, it was messy.

The aluminium foil mould wasn’t a good idea.

The Only Consolation

We had fun together and my sick boy was happy

Lesson Learned

Necessity is the Mother of All Inventions (at least for this time)

Here’s the recipe for the pancake


I cup self raising flour

2 tablespoons castor sugar (optional)

1 egg, beaten lightly

180ml of milk

butter for cooking (I used olive oil instead since I run out of butter)


– Mix flour and sugar

– Mix in egg and milk, to make a smooth batter.

– Add a bit of butter to lightly coat a hot pan. Pour dessert-spoons of pancake mixture onto the pan.

– Wait for bubbles to appear on the surface of the pancake, flip.

– Serve hot with jam and honey.



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