Wednesday, 31 October 2007

Gingerbread Men

This recipe was given to me by my sister-in-law and I have since given it to many friends and everyone loves it. It makes beautiful gingerbread that can be frozen un-iced that is of course if they haven't been all eaten!



Ingredients

125gm Butter
1/3 cup Brown Sugar
1/4 cup Golden Syrup
1 Egg, lightly beaten
2 cups Plain Flour
1/4 cup Self Raising Flour
2 tbsp Ground Ginger
1 tsp Bi-carb Soda

Method
  • Preheat oven to 180C
  • Line trays with baking
  • Beat butter, sugar and syrup til light and creamy
  • Add egg and beat until combined
  • Sift in dry ingredients and mix with a knife until just combined
  • Finish combining with hands and turn out onto a floured workspace, knead until dough is smooth
  • Lay out a sheet of baking paper place the dough on top and place another sheet of baking paper over that. Roll dough out between the two sheets until 5mm thick
  • Refrigerate for 15 minutes
  • Cut out required shapes, place on lined trays
  • Bake for 10 minutes or until just browning

I use this recipe for Christmas shapes as well since the family enjoys it more that shortbread!

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