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Gingerbread Men

GINGERBREAD MEN  

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The smell of baking gingerbread has to be one of the best Christmas smells. Then the process of cutting and shaping them, followed by the decorating makes for great fun in the kitchen with friends, family or the kids.


INGREDIENTS:

  • 150 g butter, unsalted
  • 120 g brown sugar
  • 5 tbsp golden syrup
  • 400 g plain flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tsp heaped ground ginger
  • 1 set colourful icings
  • 1 handful jelly tots

STEP-BY-STEP-GUIDE:

GINGERBREAD MEN | preheat the oven

preheat the oven

Preheat the oven to 170°C.

GINGERBREAD MEN | melt the wet ingredients

melt the wet ingredients

Melt the butter, sugar and syrup in a pan until smooth and the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat and allow to cool for a few minutes.

GINGERBREAD MEN | mix with dry ingredients

mix with dry ingredients

Beat in the sieved flour, bicarb and ginger until a dough forms. Allow it to cool until it’s okay to handle.

GINGERBREAD MEN | roll out the dough

roll out the dough

Dust a work surface with flour and roll the dough out to a thickness of 1cm. It may feel a little crumbly but that’s what makes it crisp and brittle when baked.

GINGERBREAD MEN | cut out and bake

cut out and bake

Cut out whatever shapes you want and arrange on a non-stick baking tray. Bake for 10 minutes, then remove from the oven.

GINGERBREAD MEN | decorate & serve

decorate & serve

Pierce a hole in the top of each shape whilst hot to hang it later and then leave to cool completely. Decorate with coloured icing of your choosing and small jellied sweets. Makes 12


COMMENTS:


samuelpower

Simple gingerbread with golden syrup for taste - water and icing sugar for decorating!


janrz04

i know very late


viktay

A close-up of the koala since my previous photo only had kitties. :)


viktay

Love this gingerbread recipe! Making it while on vacation this time, so I substituted golden syrup with honey, tossed in some cinnamon and nutmeg to make up for the ground ginger, and mixed in a hunk of fresh ginger. Then cause the oven is iffy, had to bake them at 180 instead of 170, but they only took 8 minutes and ended up so adorbs! Faces made with raisins.


pinks

Individually baked mini gingerbread houses decorated with icing on a sheet of marzipan and finished with a sprinkle of icing sugar and some silver glitter! So much fun Christmas baking!!



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