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Gingerbread Men


225g Plain Flour, plus a little extra for dusting

1/2 tsp salt

2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

1 heaped tsp ground ginger

1/2 ts[ cinnamon

50g unsalted butter

100g soft brown sugar

100g golden syrup



Step 1- heat the oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5 and line a baking tray with baking parchment.

Sieve the flour, salt, bicarb, salt, ginger and cinnamon into a large bowl. Heat the butter, sugar and syrup in a pan until dissolved and leave to cool slightly. Mix into the dry ingredients to form a dough. Chill in the fridge for 30 mins.

Step 2- On a lightly floured surface roll out the dough to a 1/2cm thickness. stamp out the gingerbread men with a cutter, re-rolling any cut-off dough. Place on the lined baking tray and cook for 10-15 mins and cool.

Step 3- decorate and eat!


  • Barley Close Community Primary School
  • Barley Close, Mangotsfield, Bristol
  • United Kingdom, BS16 9DL
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