Talk

Advanced search

How to stop gingerbread biscuits spreading

(5 Posts)
whethertheweather Fri 31-Oct-14 15:52:10

I must be doing something wrong, as whenever I try to cut out shapes/men for gingerbread biscuits they spread and end up not looking like they should.

Does anyone have a tried and tested recipe for a really stiff mix that stays put?

Tinkerball Sun 02-Nov-14 12:06:00

That's what always happens to mind to, and I'm a reasonably competent baker. I space them out on the tray and they still end up looking like giant blobs!

ZenNudist Sun 02-Nov-14 12:10:28

Try the bbc good food recipie on the website. It doesn't spread too much. You need to double up on the spices quantity though.

wintersdawn Sun 02-Nov-14 12:10:36

Does putting them in the fridge before you cook them help?

PurplePidjin Sun 02-Nov-14 12:16:17

Skip the baking powder/bicarb! I don't know why gingerbread shape/house recipes have it in, surely the point is that they stay the same shape in the over, you don't want them to rise hmm

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now