This gingerbread recipe was my mum’s, which I copied out of her hand written cookbook into my own hand written cookbook when I was a young girl. It is tried and tested by me over the last 17 years and has always been a crowd pleaser come Christmas. Traditionally every year on December 1st I make the first batch of the festive season. This year, as my gift to you all for supporting me during my first year of blogging, I give it to you. Here it is:

What to do:

  1. Pre heat fan forced oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Line baking trays with baking paper.
  3. Warm golden syrup on the stove over low heat.
  4. Cream butter and sugar until smooth and creamy. Add egg yolk and beat well.
  5. Gradually add sifted dry ingredients and warm syrup. Mix well. If the mixture is too dry, try adding some more warmed golden syrup.
  6. Once mixture has been well mixed, knead the dough lightly and flatten out with a rolling pin. Dust the surfaces with plain flour to help prevent sticking.
  7. Use stencil to cut out gingerbread men and carefully place on prepared baking trays, allowing for a small amount of space between men to allow for minor expanding.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes and then remove. Allow to cool before decorating.

This is also a great gingerbread recipe for the construction of a gingerbread house as it is a crunchy recipe, not soft. I hope you enjoy and remember that you can make this recipe your own by adding more or less ginger to suit your preference. Merry Christmas! xxx

The Family Gingerbread Recipe.

I would love to hear your comments, questions and feedback! xx