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Gingerbread

This easy gingerbread recipe is great for some festive baking and its wonderful to do with children. It also makes a great homemade Christmas gift. Make gingerbread ladies or any other shape you like! Find a selection of sweets and candy canes to decorate the gingerbread along with some royal icing. Not only does it taste delicious, but decorating the Gingerbread is such a fun festive activity that helps us to really get into the Christmas spirit.
Gingerbread biscuits

Ingredients

230g Plain flour, plus extra for dusting
1/2 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
2 tsp Ground ginger
1 tsp Cinnamon
100g Unsalted butter
50g Dark muscovado sugar
50g Soft brown sugar
50g Golden syrup

Equipment

Piping bag
Nozzle 2
This easy gingerbread recipe is great for some festive baking and its wonderful to do with children. It also makes a great homemade Christmas gift. Make gingerbread ladies or any other shape you like! Find a selection of sweets and candy canes to decorate the gingerbread along with some royal icing. Not only does it taste delicious, but decorating the Gingerbread is such a fun festive activity that helps to really get into the Christmas spirit.

Method

Melt the butter, sugar and syrup together in a saucepan. Make sure this is on a low heat and stir regularly. Once melted, leave to cool.

In another bowl add the flour, bicarb, ginger and cinnamon and mix this together.

Now combine the butter mix and the flour mix and stir well to form a dough

Roll between 2 sheets of baking paper using 5mm spacers or just roll evenly to 5mm if you don’t have spacers

Chill for 30-45 minutes in the fridge

Once chilled, cut out some shapes and remove the excess dough. Bake at 160 fan for 8-10 minutes. Leave to cool on the baking tray. The ginger bread will firm up once cooled. You can gather up any remaining dough and press it all together firmly and roll out again repeating the process. You wont need to chill again once rolled out though.

When the gingerbread is cooked and cooled you can now decorate. Mix up some royal icing into a thick, pipable consistency. Add this into a piping bag with a number 2 nozzle. Now have fun piping some decorations on to your gingerbread. You could even add sprinkles before the royal icing dries.

Store in a tupperware tub or in a biscuit tin. This will keep easily for 4-5 weeks.

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