Thursday, 24 December 2015

Christmas Gingerbread Recipe

I love getting up on Christmas Eve and heading into the kitchen to do some baking whilst listening to Christmas songs on the radio. My list of things to bake over Christmas seems to grow each year but one thing I always try to make time for is baking some Gingerbread. It's quick and easy to make and the kids can join in with the decorating too. I've never been brave enough to attempt a Gingerbread house (yet!) This is my simple gingerbread recipe if you fancy having a go too:

Christmas Gingerbread Ingredients

You will need:
  • 350g/12oz plain flour
  • 175g/6oz light soft brown sugar
  • 100g/4oz butter
  • 1 medium egg
  • 4 tablespoons of golden syrup 
  • 1 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger

Remove the butter from the fridge half an hour before you plan to start so it's easier to mix

Pre-heat the oven to 180C / 350F / Gas Mark 4

Combine the flour, butter, ground ginger and bicarbonate of soda in a mixing bowl and mix together with fingertips until it's crumbly

Add the sugar, syrup and egg and mix until it forms a firm pastry mix

Make sure the surface and rolling pin are well dusted with flour. Roll out pastry to approx 5mm thick and cut into shapes

Place the shapes on a greased or non-stick baking tray

Bake for 15 minutes

Decorate & Enjoy!

Christmas Gingerbread

What are your Christmas Eve traditions? 


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