In today’s post I shall be sharing with you all the recipe to making some relatively yummy gingerbread men and other festive shapes such as angels, bells and shooting stars.
The recipe I used can be found in The Usborne’s Beginner’s Cookbook, and I would recommend it for any keen bakers and chefs.
350 grams of plain flour
2 teaspoons of ground ginger
1 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
100 grams of butter or margarine
175 grams of soft light brown sugar
4 tablespoons of golden syrup or maple syrup
- Begin by greasing some baking trays and preheating the oven to 190 degrees Celsius.
- Measure out the flour, ginger and bicarbonate of soda into a mixing bowl. Dice the butter up and add it to the bowl.
- Using your fingers, rub the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles breadcrumbs.
- Into a separate bowl, break up the egg and stir the sugar into it. Then add the syrup to it and stir well.
- Pour the egg mixture into the flour bowl and mix everything together.
- Using your hands knead the dough on a floured surface.
- Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough and use your cutters to cut out your gingerbread men and festive shapes.
- Place the biscuits onto the baking tray and bake for approximately fifteen minutes.
Top tip: heat a metal spoon with hot water so that it is easier for the syrup to slide off the spoon.
Below are some photographs of the biscuits I made yesterday.
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