Gingerbread men

Gingerbread men

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Encyclopedia of Food and Cookery
Makes
20

Children love gingerbread men and this easy recipe makes them fun to make.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
125g butter
75g sugar
115g golden syrup
450g plain flour
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
1 egg
2 teaspoons natural vanilla extract
currants, to decorate
glace cherries, to decorate

Method

  1. Put butter, sugar and golden syrup in a saucepan and heat gently, stirring occasionally, until butter melts. Allow to cool. Sift flour, ginger and cinnamon. Add bicarbonate of soda to cooled butter mixture and pour onto flour mixture. Add egg and vanilla, and mix to a soft dough.
  2. Roll out to a thickness of 5 mm and cut out shapes with a gingerbread-man cutter or a sharp knife. Place on greased baking trays. Put currants in place for eyes and buttons, and cherries cut into strips for mouths. Bake in a preheated moderate oven (180°C) for 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
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