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Monday, 13 December 2010

Gingerbread Men

Here is a classic recipe for Gingerbread Men. These are seen in the picture next to the hot chocolate in the previous post.

350g plain flour
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
2tsp ground Ginger
100g margarine
175g light muscovado sugar
4tblsp golden syrup
1 egg
currants to decorate
  1. Heat oven at C190. Grease 3 baking trays.
  2. Measure the flour, bicarbonate of soda and ginger into a bowl of a food processor. Whiz in the margarine until the mixture resembles fine bread crumbs. Stir in the sugar. 
  3. Add the syrup and egg to the flour mixture. Mix until the mixture forms a dough.
  4. Take it out of the food processor and  knead it lightly with your hands for 5 minutes. 
  5. Divide the dough in half and roll out on a floured surface to the thickness of one centimeter.
  6. Cut out gingerbread men and women using a cutter. Place them on a baking tray leaving enough space forspreading. Roll out the rest of the dough and cut out the gingerbread. Decorate them with currants to make eyes and buttons. 
  7. Bake for 10 - 12 minutes until a slightly darker shade.
  8. Cool slightly and then move to a cooling rack.

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