Gingerbread men for Yule

As we head towards Yule, it’s time to introduce my daughter to the wonderful world of gingerbread! Some ginger here…some cinnamon there…my favourite time of the year!


Suddenly realised I had not got a single recipe for gingerbread in the house, only to find the one I was thinking of on the BBC website here


It breaks down to this:


  • 350g of plain flour
  • Bicarbonate of soda -1 tsp
  • ground ginger -2 tsp
  • ground cinnamon -1 tsp
  • butter 125g butter
  • light soft brown sugar -175g
  • 1 egg
  • golden syrup -4 tsp

-start by mixing the flour, soda, cinnamon and sugar together until they reach a breadcrumb consistency.

-beat the egg and syrup together, then add to the mix. Roll the dough into a ball and put in the fridge for 15 mins

-roll the dough out. Cut and decorate your little men!

-15 mins in the oven until lightly brown. Cool and serve!


Of course, I don’t actually weigh anything- rather go with what feels right.

I’ll post a pic if they turn out good!




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