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Gingerbread recipes - 10 recipes

Find recipes for gingerbread made with ginger and honey or treacle. Bake sticky gingerbread cakes, or cute little gingerbread men to decorate with chocolate drops and icing. Kids will love baking their own gingerbread men if you are looking for Sunday afternoon baking recipes or you can make special gingerbread biscuits for Christmas. The more adventurous bakers can try a three dimensional Hansel & Gretel gingerbread house - send us your photos, we’d love to see them!

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Top rated Gingerbread recipes

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Preheat the oven to 180°C and grease a muffin tray with cupcake cases

  • 60g unsalted butter
  • at room temperature
  • 140g caster sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 115g plain flour
  • sifted twice
  • 30g unsweetened cocoa
  • ¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 80ml sour cream
  • 4 tbsp strong espresso
  • cooled
  • For the chocolate frosting
  • 60g unsalted butter
  • at room temperature.
  • 30g unsweetened cocoa powder.
  • 1/3 tsp salt.
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract.
  • 250g icing sugar.
  • 2 tbsp whole milk.
  • 2 tbsp double cream.
  • For the gingerbread
  • 450g plain flour
  • plus extra to dust.
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda.
  • 2 tsp ground ginger.
  • 1½ tsp ground cinnamon.
  • 1 tsp freshly grated nutmeg.
  • ¼ tsp salt .
  • 115g unsalted butter
  • at room temperature.
  • 100g granulated sugar.
  • 160ml unsulphured molasses or black treacle.
  • 1 large egg.
  • Zest of ½ lemon
  • finely grated.
  • White icing pen.
  • For the decoration
  • Cocoa powder (for the 'soil').
  • Ready-made small white fondant flowers
4.6/5 (96 Votes)

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Cute little Christmas gingerbread men for the festive season

  • 350g plain flour
  • 1-2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 100g butter or margarine
  • 175g soft light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tablespoons golden syrup
3.6/5 (170 Votes)

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Prepare the stewed pears. In a saucepan cook the pears with sugar, water and raisins

  • 2 slices of gingerbread
  • 1/2 block of foie gras
  • 1 tbsp mascarponne
  • 2 tbsp full of single cream
  • 3 small pears
  • peeled
  • cored and diced
  • 1 large pinch of brown sugar
  • 1 small handful of raisins
  • some water
4.1/5 (113 Votes)

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Preheat the oven to gas mark 4

  • 85g golden syrup
  • 85g butter
  • 85g caster sugar or light brown sugar
  • 225g plain flour
  • 1-2tsp gound ginger
  • A little milk
  • Icing (optional) -
  • 175g icing sugar
  • sufficient amount of water
  • To decorate -
  • Dried fruit
3.4/5 (97 Votes)

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Put the flour, ginger and soda into a bowl and rub in the butter

  • 350g plain flour
  • 1-2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 100g butter or margarine
  • 175g soft light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tablespoons golden syrup
3.6/5 (86 Votes)

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a perfect recipe for Valentine's day - just cut into a heart shape before baking

  • 100g margarine
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 3 level tablespoons golden syrup
  • 300g plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 egg
3.6/5 (87 Votes)

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Peel and chop the onions. Melt them in 2 tablespoons of hot olive oil, 10 minutes, then pour the Madiran red wine, ...

  • 320 g of Foie Gras
  • ready to eat
  • 2 pears
  • 4 onions
  • 4 bunches of red currants
  • 3 egg whites
  • 130 g butter
  • 100 ml + 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 100 g flour
  • 100 g pine honey
  • 30 g caster sugar
  • 1 pinch of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 clove
  • powdered
  • 1 tsp of aniseed
  • 100 ml Madiran wine
  • 100 ml of sherry vinegar
  • Salt and pepper.
3.1/5 (72 Votes)

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Lightly grease a 20cm square baking tray

  • 1tbsp icing sugar
  • 1tbsp cornflour
  • 6 leaves gelatine
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 185g golden caster sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 2tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch of allspice
  • pinch of freshly ground nutmeg
  • 100g soft light brown muscavado sugar
  • 2tbsp treacle
  • 2tbsp golden syrup
2.7/5 (43 Votes)

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A delicious Gingerbread made by Hannah!

  • For step 1
  • 1 teacup water
  • 1 teacup sugar
  • 2 teacups mixed fruit
  • 125g Butter
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 teaspoons mixed spice
  • 2 teaspoons ginger
  • 1 teaspoons cinnamon
  • For step 3
  • 1 teacup plain flour
  • 1 teacup self raising flour
  • 1 egg
2.7/5 (7 Votes)

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Line tin with greaseproof paper

  • 225g butter
  • 225g brown sugar
  • 350g self-raising flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger
  • 250ml warm milk
  • 225g golden syrup
2.3/5 (13 Votes)

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