Gingerbread Advent calendar

Tags: European, made, Christmas, biscuit, picture, gingerbread
Be extravagant with the decoration: candied fruit, hundreds and thousands, chocolate strands, edible ball bearings, etc. Make the thing bright and happy and Christmasy.
. 10 steps
250g golden syrup warm until sugar dissolves leave to cool Knead until smooth. Leave overnight. Roll out 5mm thick. Bake in moderately hot oven 10-15 minutes. While still warm, cut gingerbread into shapes. Stick gingerbread to calendar with icing. Pipe more icing on top, decorate with candy decorations.
150g sugar
100g margarine
500g flour mix
50g cocoa
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs beat lightly
1 lemon's rind
500g icing sugar   beat
2 egg whites
few drops lemon juice
assorted food colouring   beat in
candy decorations
You should first prepare your calendar. Take a stiff board. Line it with gold paper. Stick on cut-out Christmas cards, arranging them decoratively to form some sort of Christmas scene. Line the whole thing with a sheet of sticky plastic. Make cardboard templates for each of the Christmas card shapes: these are the templates you will use to cut out the gingerbread.
It's better to undercook the gingerbread than to overcook it. Let it keep some moistness.
You may like to make the icing in batches, so that it doesn't set on you.