Friday, 20 May 2011

Easy Gingerbread Recipe

Sorry to spring some Christmas-inspired recipes on you in May, but at least you'll be able to store them away for when the time comes, because these are great recipes and definitely worth taking note of.

This first one is a foolproof gingerbread recipe, it never fails to taste amazing. I used this recipe to make some mini gingerbread men for H to take in for his class, and also to create a delicious gingerbread house that the Mr & kids had a whale of a time decorating on Christmas Eve, it was a really fun activity for them to do together. I made the house over a couple of days, using a cutter kit I got from eBay.


350g (12oz) Plain Flour
175g (6oz) Light soft brown sugar
100g (4oz) Butter
1 egg
4 tbsp Golden Syrup
1 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
1½ tsp Ginger

- Mix flour, butter, ginger and bicarb together in a bowl until crumbly
- Add the sugar, syrup, egg and combine until it forms a dough
- Now here is where the original recipe calls for it to be rolled out, however I choose to wrap the dough in cling film and place in the fridge for 15-20 minutes
- Roll out the dough on a floured surface, and cut out the required shapes
- Place the shapes on a baking tray and bake in a preheated oven (180c/350f/GM4) for approx 15 minutes (check after 10 minutes). You may need to adjust times to suit your own oven.

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