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.


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



    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!



    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?



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



    These taste great, and are so easy to do!

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