Gingerbread recipe – Perfect for Christmas time!

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I’ve got a whole host of posts coming up in December for #Blogmas. As I was getting them prepared recently I realised I’ve never shared this recipe before! My gingerbread recipe is rather simple to make. It takes just a few minutes to throw everything together and then a little later you have gingerbread dough ready to roll and cut! We all need a bit of simplicity at Christmas time and these are ideal. They are great for little ones to help with, and decorate. They taste delicious and you can serve them alongside a nice *hot chocolate, an iced coffee or even just a *Baileys if that is your sort of thing!

Anyway, here it is… My super easy gingerbread recipe!

Ingredients for my gingerbread recipe

320g plain flour

1 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda

2 teaspoons of ground ginger

1 teaspoon cinnamon

115g of butter

150g of light soft brown sugar

1 egg

55ml of Golden Syrup

Other items I used for my gingerbread recipe but you could manage without

*Food Processor

*Gingerbread cutter

Method for my gingerbread recipe

Combine the flour, cinnamon, ginger and bicarbonate of soda. Blitz it together with the butter until a breadcrumb consistency is achieved. Add the sugar. Add the egg and golden syrup together if using a *food processor. If doing by hand then mix the egg and the golden syrup together before adding to the other ingredients.

That is the basics for your dough done! Give it a little knead, or let your food processor do it for you. Your dough is then ready to chill for around 15-30 minutes.

Once chilled roll to your required thickness. I go about 1/6 of an inch, which is hard to tell from the terrible photo below! I then used my little *gingerbread man cutter to cut out the shapes. You could also use a *gingerbread house template, or any number of other *cookie cutters. It is probably possible to make almost any shape out of this dough!

My gingerbread men went on a *baking tray with a *liner on it for 12-13 minutes at gas mark 4 (180c). I left them to cool slightly before transferring to a *wire rack for complete cooling.

We didn’t decorate our gingerbread men, this time, and just had them as they came. They were still delicious! We have also enjoyed these with a nice mug (*this is my favourite!) of *hot chocolate.

The finished results of my gingerbread recipe (sorry for the poor quality photo!)

Gingerbread recipe -

This is a photograph from a previous batch of my gingerbread recipe. The most recent batch were snatched up before I could take a photograph.

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My favourite gingerbread recipe - perfect for Christmas time. Easy to make, takes just minutes and tastes delicious

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