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Best recipe for gingerbread men?

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BonsoirAnna Sun 11-Oct-09 09:40:11

DD has to take something from her country/region into school on Tuesday. Since she is half-English, half-Alsacian, I thought gingerbread biscuits would be about right smile.

Anyone got a really great recipe? Thanks!

BertieBotts Sun 11-Oct-09 21:11:39

I love this recipe - it was on a silver spoon ad in a magazine years ago! We usually double the ginger and they are still quite mild.

350g (12 oz) Plain Flour
5ml (level tsp ) Bicarbonate of soda
10 ml ( 2 level tsp) ground ginger
100g (4 oz) butter or block margarine
175g ( 6 oz) Silver spoon Demerara Sugar
60 ml ( 4 level tbsp ) Silver Spoon Golden Syrup
1 egg beaten
Demerara sugar to decorate ( Tip: sprinkle extra layer of sugar on top just before putting in oven to give them a little armour of crunchiness )

Gas mark 5 (190c or 375 F)

Pre heat oven
Grease 3 baking sheets.
Sift flour, bicarbonate of soda and ginger into bowl.
Rub in fat until mixture looks like fine crumbs.
Stir in sugar.
Beat syrup into egg and stir into bowl.
Mix to a dough
Take out bowl and knead until smooth.
Divide it into two
Roll out on floured surface to about 0.5cm (1/4 inch ) thickness
Stamp out figures and place apart on baking sheets.
Finally sprinkle with a little Demerara sugar.
Bake for 12 - 15 mins
Cool slightly then transfer to a wire rack
Makes 12

BonsoirAnna Mon 12-Oct-09 08:41:55

Thank you smile

BertieBotts Mon 12-Oct-09 10:41:30

Oh and it makes loads more than 12! Forgot to say that I just copied and pasted, my mum typed it up ages ago.

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