Gingerbread Men

Gingerbread made by Evie!

Gingerbread made by Evie!


350g plain flour

1tsp bicarbonate of soda

half teaspoon of ground ginger

175g golden caster sugar

100g stork margarine (or butter)

1 medium egg, beaten

4tbsp (1/4 cup) golden syrup


1. Preheat the oven to 180C or 160fan

2. Sieve the flour, baking powder and ground ginger into a bowl, add the sugar and margarine and rub it in until it resembles bread crumbs.

3. Add the egg and golden syrup and mix and squeeze together with your hands until the dough comes together into a smooth ball. Persevere with this as it originally appears that it will never make a dough, but it does – honestly!

4. Roll out to about 5mm thick onto a floured surface and cut out your shapes.

5. Bake for 10-15 minutes on a baking sheet covered with parchment. Remember to spread them well out.

6. Cool on a wire rack and then decorate if you like!

The decorated gingerbread

The decorated gingerbread


2 Responses to “Gingerbread Men”

  1. Rachel July 8, 2013 at 8:51 am #

    I must have a go at these, instead of buying them. My Silent Sunday has a gingerbread man photo, but a little different.


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