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How to stop gingerbread biscuits spreading

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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

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