Keen to celebrate Christmas using local produce, and get festive with flavour? Well, now you can! Harris Farm Markets at Clayfield, West End and Isle of Capri are sharing their secrets for a flavour-filled festive season, recipes for dishes AND decorations. To kick-off, nothing quite says Christmas like munching on some gingerbread. How can Gingerbread be improved? Why not pair it with some refreshing ice cream to make Gingerbread Ice Cream Sandwiches?

What you’ll need:

  • 125g Barambah Organics unsalted butter, softened
  • 100g light brown sugar
  • ½ cup golden syrup
  • 375g plain flour, sifted + extra for dusting
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
  • Tub of good-quality vanilla bean ice cream

The Process:

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, cream the butter and the sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the flour, golden syrup, ginger and bicarb soda and beat together until the mixture forms a dough.
  2. Divide the dough in half and gently press each half into a disc. Wrap the discs in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 190°C. Line two baking trays with baking paper.
  4. Remove the dough from the fridge. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to a thickness of 6mm. If your dough sticks, dust with more flour and roll until it is no longer sticking to your hands. If it softens too much, put it back in the fridge for a little while to firm up.
  5. Using a 7cm circular cutter, cut out as many cookies as you can from your dough. Keep re-rolling the dough until you run out. Use a palette knife to assist you in picking up the rounds and transfer them to your prepared baking trays.
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden. Allow to cool on the trays.
  7. Remove the ice cream from the freezer and allow to thaw for 5 minutes so that it is easier to scoop. Arrange the biscuits on a wire rack, pairing the cookies according to their size. To serve, place scoops of ice cream between the biscuits and sandwich together. Eat immediately or wrap them in plastic wrap and freeze for later.

About Harris Farm Markets

Each Harris Farm Markets is home to more than 500 lines of fruit and veg, a gourmet grocery section of boutique local products, an extensive deli, more than 400 cheeses, a butcher and fish market and bakery, pour your own milk from Queensland’s multi-award-winning Maleny Dairy or Barambah Organics milk, BioSota Honey on tap and make-your-own Nut Butters.

Harris Farm Markets is a family owned and operated business. For 50 years Harris Farm Markets has been delivering goodness to Australian families with the core value and belief that Australian families should have the freshest and best available to them. That is why Harris Farm Markets is home to over 3,000 employees across 25 stores who work to deliver goodness to the hundreds of thousands of retail, wholesale and online customers who walk through its doors every week.

Harris Farm Markets – ClayfieldHarris Farm Markets – West EndHarris Farm Markets – Gold Coast
823 Sandgate Rd, Clayfield Hours: 7am to 10am every dayWest Village, 97 Boundary St Hours: 7am to 10am every dayCapri on Via Roma, Surfers Paradise Hours: 6am to 10am every day

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