Monday, 30 November 2015

Gingerbread Men

My mum made some gingerbread men the other day, they were lovely. So I thought I would give the recipe a go and share my thoughts with you all. I love making gingerbread as they not only taste amazing, but they make the entire house smell like christmas!

125 grams butter
150 grams plain flour
1 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
2 teaspoons of ground ginger
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 egg
4 tablespoons of golden syrup
175 grams of soft brown sugar

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees
Sift together all the dry ingredients apart from the sugar, proceed to add the sugar and butter then blend until crumbed. You can use hands to do this, continue until it looks like breadcrumbs. Then stir in the sugar.
Beat the egg and golden syrup together in a separate bowl then add to the current mixture until all the mixture clumps together. Remove the mixture from the bowl onto a flat surface, knead for a short amount of time. Then wrap the dough in clingfilm or place into food bag, then pop it in the fridge for about 15 - 20 minutes.
Remove from fridge, place on a floured surface and roll to desired thickness, the thiner the better as will rise slightly. Begin to cut out with desired cutter and place onto a baking tray (covered in baking paper)ensure you leave gaps in between your gingerbread as the do spread slightly during baking. 
Place into your preheated oven for around 8-12 minutes, just keep checking on them because they cooked in about 9 minutes in my oven. 
When cooked place on to wire cooling rack to cool completely then ice or serve as desired.


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