Very quick, simple recipe for gingerbread men, mine aren’t decorated as yet, but watch this space for my formula 1 inspired biscuits 😉
In a bowl, weigh out 350g of plain flour, a teaspoon of baking powder, 2 to 3 teaspoons of ground ginger and a teaspoon of cinnamon, stir in a pinch of salt.
Melt 140g of butter, 100g of golden sugar and 3 tablespoons of golden syrup (or treacle if you like. You can also use dark brown sugar too) in a pan and then mix it with the dry ingredients.
Work it into a dough, roll out to about half a cm thick and cut out the gingerbread men. I get about 10 large gingerchaps from that amount of dough.
Lay out on a greased and lined baking tray and cook at 200 degrees for about 12 minutes. Remember to turn the oven down a bit if you’re using a fan oven.
When cool, decorate how you fancy! I’m going to do some more for Christmas. The smell from the oven is pure Christmas and they would make a nice gift too if you’re nifty with the boxes and the cellophane and the ribbon. I’m not!