|A little Master chef in the making?|
1/4 cup caster sugar
1/3 cup golden syrup
1 egg lightly beaten
2 + 1/2 cups plain flour
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon bicarb soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
What to do
Melt the butter in a bowl
Beat in the golden syrup and sugar
In a separate bowl combine dry ingredients
Add the egg and liquids and mix
Turn onto a floured board and knead gently to form a ball
Wrap in cling film and refrigerate for 30 mins.
Preheat the oven to 160 C.
Roll out the dough
Using a gingerbread man cutter - cut about 12 little men
Place on a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper.
Buttons can be made from currents or anything you fancy - (we attached smarties with a little icing after they had cooled)
Bake for about 10 mins or until lightly brown
Leave on the baking tray for about 5 mins then using a palette knife transfer to a wire cooling rack and cool completely.
|Store in an airtight container|
I love this "angry business" man - all the gingerbread men that were given out at the end of the party all had different characters - this was mine! He went down very well with a cup of tea.
I am entering this in the Random Recipe Challenge for December over at Belleau Kitchen as this recipe is from a book given to me last Christmas -a Reader's Digest composite "Like Grandma Used to Make" this book has struggled to come down off the bookshelf due to its very old fashioned style and photography, but it is certainly good for making these gingerbread men.