So, around Christmas time I bake Gingerbread men. I usually only bake them this time of year, so they are extra special. I found this recipe a few years ago on the BBC website, and it has been my fail safe recipe. The gingerbread (people) always come out crispy on the outside and gooey on the inside, which is how I like them. They are really quick and easy to make, and if you want to you can go all out decorating them too. (I did this with a group of kids at my old school and they really enjoyed it)
So read on to find out how to make these delicious christmas treats...
- 350g plain flour
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp ground cloves
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 100g butter
- 175g soft brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 4 tbsp Golden Syrup
|I have all of my ingredients ready!|
Pre-heat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 5.
|1. Mix together the flour, spices and bicarbonate of soda. (I am using a food mixer, but you can easily make them with a wooden spoon!)|
3. Add the sugar.
4. In a separate bowl mix together the egg and golden syrup then add to the dry ingredients. (or just put them straight into the bowl with your dry ingredients, it saves washing and tastes exactly the same!)
|5. Mix together until it forms a dough. Tip out onto a clean, floured work surface and knead for a minute or two until it is smooth.|
|Now your gingerbread people are ready to be decorated... or not if you don't have time because your too tempted to eat them!|
Hope you enjoyed and that you give these ago
xox Niamh xox