It’s always fun to bake but it’s even more fun to share your wares with others. I’d been moaning a bit this week to a mate so decided ginger bread was the answer, not only to cheer myself up but to provide a little gift to my kindhearted friend.
Just a touch of cellophane and ribbon make even the burnt ones look good!
Ginger Bread Recipe
Makes: 40 little stars or 20 ginger bread men/ ladies
Cooking Time: 10mins at 180
125g butter at room temperature
100g brown sugar
375g plain flour
125ml golden syrup
1 egg yolk
1 tbls ground ginger
1 tsp mixed spice
1 tsp bicarb soda
Beat sugar and butter with electric whisk, add syrup and egg yolk, stir in sifted dry ingredients. Knead into a round lump and cover with cling film and put in the fridge for 30mins. Once rested in fridge roll out onto a lightly floured surface till about 5 mm thick and cut out your desired shapes!
Crafty Tip : If you don’t have mixed spice mix together a little cinnamon, all spice and nutmeg