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Gingerbread men


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  • 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


servings 20
Level of difficulty Average
Cooking time 15mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Put the flour, ginger and soda into a bowl and rub in the butter. Add sugar and stir in the syrup and egg to make a firm dough.

Step 2

Roll out to about 5mm thick and cut out your gingerbread men. If you don't have a gingerbread man cutter then use whatever you have - stars and hearts are just as tasty.

Step 3

Bake at 190 C /Gas 5 on greased baking trays (spaced out, as they will spread) for 10 to 15 minutes until golden brown. Leave to firm up for a couple of minutes before placing on a wire rack to cook.

Swap the ginger for cinnamon or a few drops of vanilla essence if you don't like ginger. Swap golden syrup for treacle, if preferred.

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