Easy Gingerbread

Biscuits! A perfect, classic bake for Christmas

How can it be Christmas without some sort of ginger invention in the house?! Whether it be gingerbread loaves, cakes or biscuits, it is the ultimate spice to get you in the festive spirit!

I can’t remember how I came across this recipe, but it’s a good one and pretty faultless. Prepare it in no time and even freeze half for a later date!
Stay tuned for this weekend’s blog post to see how you can put these to good use!

– 350g plain flour, sifted
– 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
– 1 tsp ground ginger
– 1 tsp ground cinnamon
– 125g butter, softened
– 175g light brown sugar, sifted
– 1 egg, lightly beaten
– 4 tbsp/60g golden syrup

1 – Cream together the butter and sugar until combined
2 – Mix together the flour, soda, ginger and cinnamon then pour into processor; blitz until breadcrumbs form
3 – Add the syrup and egg to your spiced mix – alternatively, you can use a wooden spoon, or don’t be afraid to mix with your hands, although it may get a little messy!
4 – Mix together until a dough forms and chill in the fridge for about 15 minutes in a dish. In the meantime, preheat the oven to 180°C
5 – Once chilled, roll onto a floured surface and 1/2 cm thick
6 – Cut out gingerbread shapes and place on a lined baking tray with gaps in between in case they expand.
DON’T WASTE THE EXCESS – bake these to snack on after, or scatter over ice cream and yogurt!
7 – Bake for 10-12 mins (until golden brown) and they are still slightly soft
8 – Remove from the oven, allow to cool slightly and feast!

Feel free to leave a comment and come back to see this weekend’s blog post!

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