Gingerbread Men Recipe
Easy to make, with lots for the kids to do by themselves.
We made gingerbread men and a gingerbread house. You let the
kids decide what shape they want their ginger bread.
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|350g / 12oz plain flour
|175g / 6oz light soft brown sugar
|100g / 4oz butter
|1 medium egg
|4 tablespoons of golden syrup
|1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
|1½ teaspoon of ground ginger - see Cook's Notes above
PREPARATION TIME: 30 minutes
COOKING TIME: 15 minutes
DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Easy
SERVINGS: 15 cakes
: Rolling pin, man shaped pastry cutter.
Some of the ingredients for Gingerbread Men
You will need to measure out the
ingredients or at least help your child to do so.
The pastry will be easier to mix if the butter has been removed
from the fridge half an hour before starting mixing.
COOK'S NOTES FOR GINGERBREAD MEN RECIPE
Everyone has their own idea of what makes the perfect gingerbread men,
especially children. This recipe has been designed so that not only can your
kids prepare and cook most of the recipes but also so that they will enjoy
eating them. Two variables can be easily adjusted to make them exactly how you
and your kids prefer.
First, we have used only a relatively small amount of ground ginger so
that younger kids enjoy the taste. But it's fine to double or even triple
the amount of ground ginger if you want to make a stronger tasting biscuit.
The second variable is the thickness you roll out the pastry. We suggest
a thickness of about 5mm. This gives a biscuit which has a little crunch to it
but is also reasonably soft. To get a crisper gingerbread man simply roll
out the pastry thinner, or thicker if you want a softer biscuit.
This recipe was written by David Marks.
Recipe tested out on Anthony and Simon, our resident food tasters!
Put the flour, butter, ground ginger and bicarbonate of soda in a
mixing bowl. Mix it all together with fingertips until crumbly.
Add sugar, syrup and egg and mix until it forms a firm pastry mix.
Pre-heat the oven to 180°C / 350°F / Gas Mark 4
the rolling pin, roll out the pastry to about 5mm thick. Make
sure the surface and the rolling pin are well dusted with flour.
Cut out the shapes with a knife and/or pastry cutter
Place the cut out pastry on a greased or non-stick baking tray, each
2cm apart to allow for them spreading out.
THE ADULT - put the baking trays in the pre-heated oven. Remove after 15 minutes
(check after 10 minutes).
YOUR CHILD -Find a selection of anything you like to decorate the
gingerbread men and house.
We used cake icing with raisins, chocolate chips and edible silver balls.
Put a blob of icing on the gingerbread men where you want a decoration to stick.
Gingerbread men are easy to make,
and they're tasty to eat, make no mistake!