Christmas gingerbread

Recipe from: 16 November 2010

Ingredients 7
Time 10 mins
  • 140
    unsalted butter
  • 100
    dark muscovado sugar
  • 3
    golden syrup
  • 350
    plain flour
  • 1
    bicarbonate of soda
  • 2
    ground ginger
  • 1
    ground cinnamon


15 mins
Heat oven to 200C/180C.
Line 2 baking sheets with baking parchment. Melt butter, sugar and syrup in a pan. Mix flour, soda, spices and a pinch of salt in a bowl. Stir in the butter mix and chopped ginger to make a stiff-ish dough.

Wait until cool enough to handle, then roll out dough to about 5mm thick.
Stamp out gingerbread men, re-rolling and pressing the trimmings back together and rolling again.
Lift onto baking sheets. Bake for 12 mins until golden. Cool 10 mins on the sheets, then lift onto cooling racks.

Reprinted with permission of Sim B. To visit Sim B's blog click here.


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