Gingerbread People

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    These little fellas are tasty and the kids love decorating them.

    Makes – 20

    Cook Time – 15 to 20mins

    Prep Time – 15mins

    Ingredients –

    – 450g/1lb plain flour with extra for dusting
    – 2tsp ground ginger
    – 1tsp ground mixed spice
    – 2tsp bicarbonate of soda
    – 115g/4oz butter with extra for greasing
    – 100g/3 & 1/2oz golden syrup
    – 115g/4oz light muscovado sugar
    – 1 beaten egg

    To decorate –

    – currants or chocolate chips
    – glace cherries or smarties
    – 85g/3oz icing sugar
    – 3-4tsp water

    Method –

    – Preheat oven to 160*c/Gas mark 3 and grease and line 2 baking trays.

    – Sift the flour, ginger, mixed spice and the bicarbonate of soda into a large bowl. Put the muscovado sugar and golden syrup into a saucepan over a low heat and stir until melted.

    – Pour the melted mixture into the dry ingredients and stir, then add the egg. Mix to make a dough, make note that the dough will be sticky until it cools.

    – Lightly flour a surface and roll out the dough to roughly 3mm thick. Use a cutter to cut the gingerbread people out then place onto your baking trays. Decorate with your chosen ingredients for the eyes and mouth.

    – Bake for 15-20mins until golden and cooked. Remove and allow to cool before icing and serving.


    • This topic was modified 4 years, 6 months ago by Profile photo of ChoccyMonster ChoccyMonster.
    Profile photo of KittyCat

    As the weather’s so bad today I might spend the day baking. These sound delicious!

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    Cally Worden

    Lovely recipe, but I have no gingerbread man cutter – any thoughts on the best way to create the right shape? Otherwise I fear mine will all look like poor relations of some random Mr Men!

    Profile photo of Beth

    Nice recipe! They taste yum! If you’re short on a cutter then try printing off a template from the internet and copying it onto a piece of thick card. It won’t last forever but should be good enough for at least 1 baking session?

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    Cally Worden

    Good idea, thanks Beth! Is half term here next week so will give this another try!

    Profile photo of homebird

    These taste great, and are so easy to do!

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