A gingerbread a day... | The Second


keeps the sadness away! Gingerbread always reminds me of Christmas and winter so I had to include them in my Blogmas! Unfortunately this recipe makes 20 which isn't enough to have on every day until Christmas, but you will just have to make another batch, shame!!

350g/12oz plain flour, plus extra for rolling out
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cinnamon
125g/4½oz butter
175g/6oz light soft brown sugar
1 free-range egg
4 tbsp golden syrup
To decorate
Writing icing
Cake decorations

1. Sift together the flour, bicarbonate of soda, ginger and cinnamon and put in a food processor. Add the butter and blend until the mix looks like breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar.
2.Lightly beat the egg and golden syrup together, add to the food processor until the mixture clumps together. Knead briefly until smooth, wrap in clingfilm and leave to chill in the fridge for 15 minutes.
3.Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Line two baking trays with greaseproof paper.
4.Roll the dough out to a 0.5cm in thickness on a lightly floured surface. Cut out the gingerbread men shapes and place on the baking tray, leaving a gap between them.
5.Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until lightly golden-brown. Leave on the tray for 10 minutes and then move to a wire rack to finish cooling. Decorate with the writing icing and cake decorations.

Definitely going to try this recipe!

Lots of Love
Laura xx

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  1. I so want to make these ginger bread men xx

    1. Tell me how it goes if you do!

  2. I've never made gingerbread men but I think this is the year that I'm going to try it out. Great post! Bobo xoxo


    1. Tell me how it goes!! Thankyou x

  3. Really need to give this recipe a go! Look amazing, great post!
    Grace xx

  4. Yummmmm, i love ginger bread! I made some this year and they went down so well! Even f i did put tbsp in instead of tsp....


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