Gingerbread Men

In: Sweet Snacks

  Cooking temperature: 180°C

Makes/Serves:

Ingredients

  • 225 g Plain Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 95 g Margarine
  • 1 tablespoon Orange Juice
  • 1 pinch Cloves
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon Black Treacle
  • 2 tablespoons Golden Syrup
  • 75 g Soft Brown Sugar

Method

  1. Put the spices, treacle, golden syrup, sugar and orange juice into a saucepan and heat until it boils.
  2. Remove from the heat and stir in the margarine.
  3. Stir in the bicarbonate of soda.
  4. Stir in the flour a little at a time so you get a smooth dough.
  5. Leave to cool for about half an hour.
  6. Pre-heat the oven.
  7. Scrape the dough out of the saucepan and knead with plenty flour until it becomes manageable.
  8. Roll out to about 4mm thick and cut out with gingerbread people shaped cutters (optional).
  9. Place on a baking sheet and cook for 10-15 mins. Be careful here as they don't change colour until they are overdone!
  10. Leave to cool and then decorate.

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