Today I bought in one of my favourite childhood books - The Witch in the Cherry Tree, by Margaret Mahy. As a child I always sought this book out at our school library. I loved Margaret Mahy's clever way of using words, the funny illustrations of a witch swinging her black boots from the top branches of a cherry tree, but most of all I loved the recipe for Gingerbread Witches hidden on the back page.
As I read the book aloud to our class of eager learners, I was very excited to see that they loved this New Zealand classic just as much as I did at their age. Of course we couldn't read this particular book without also making Gingerbread Witches! Check out the pictures below.
You may have noticed our Gingerbread "witches" didn't quite turn out the way they were supposed to. We seem to have ended up with gingerbread "blobs" instead!