Friday, 18 December 2009

Gingerbread men....

At the moment I'm just loving using gingerbread men (and candy cane) embellishments in my crafting. They're such a fun and envoke memories of making gingerbread men and houses with my mum when I was younger.

So I decided to give you  a recipe for making your own gingerbread men, I found it on BBC food and  it is just a great recipe.


200g/7oz self raising flour

10g/2 tsp ground ginger

1 tsp cinnamon

55g/2oz butter

55g/2oz dark brown sugar

2 tbsp black treacle

1 tbsp golden syrup1

finely grated orange zest

To decoratesweetened dried cranberries

1. Heat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.

2. Lightly grease 2 baking sheets with butter. Sift the flour, ginger, cinnamon into a mixing bowl.

3. In a heavy-based saucepan, melt the butter, sugar, black treacle and golden syrup over a low heat. Do not allow to boil. Remove from the heat and stir in the orange rind.

4. Pour the butter mixture into the flour and mix thoroughly to form a soft dough. Roll out the dough to approximately 4mm/¼ inch thick and cut 10-12 large people shapes or 25 small shapes, re-rolling the dough when necessary.

5. Using a palette knife carefully lift the gingerbread people onto the baking tray and decorate with the dried cranberries. Cook for 6-10 minutes until just set and beginning to brown.

Try it yourself.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing the recipe and the lovely comment you left on my blog. Would love to see how you get on crafting with CD roms.
    Sandra x


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