Gingerbread Men

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Gingerbread has been around for centuries, the gingerbread fair in Paris dates back to the 11th Century. Gingerbread figures were originally made as pigs and later developed into little men.


  • 3 tablespoons golden syrup
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 75g butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 225g plain flour




Preheat oven to 180 C Gently melt syrups, sugar, water an spices in a large saucepan. Bring to the boil, stirring well. Remove from heat, add butter and baking soda. Add enough sifted flour to make a firm dough. Sit aside to cool. Roll out dough and cut into shapes with cookie cutters. Decorate with currants or chocolate bits as desired and bake for about 12 minutes or until golden and crisp

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