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For me there are certain sights and smells that really remind me of Christmas, and the festive period in general. My gingerbread recipe is rather simple to make and definitely ticks the box!
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.
Anyway, here it is… My super easy gingerbread recipe! Also, if you like ginger check out my ginger and turmeric shots.
Ingredients for my gingerbread recipe
320g plain flour
1 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons of ground ginger
115g of butter
150g of light soft brown sugar
55ml of golden syrup
Items I used when making my gingerbread:
Method for my gingerbread recipe
Mix together the flour, cinnamon, ginger and bicarbonate of soda. Blitz in the food processor (or mix by hand) until you achieve a breadcrumb like consistency.
Add the sugar.
Combine the egg and syrup then add to the mixture.
Now you have your gingerbread dough! Give this a small knead, or use your food processor to mix thorough.
Wrap the dough and then place in the fridge to chill for around 30 minutes.
Roll your dough to the requirement thickness. I find that 1/6 of an inch works really well. Although it is hard to tell that from my photograph I know! I used my cutter to cut out the shapes but you could freehand it if you don’t want to buy a cutter especially. I have used mine for 4 or 5 Christmas’ periods now and it is still just as great today as it was the first time I used it.
You CAN make this gingerbread recipe without a food processor, you’ll just need to put a little more time into working the dough yourself!
Other items I used when making this recipe:
We didn’t decorate our gingerbread men, this time, and just had them as they came. They were still delicious!