Gingerbread men- well teddies!


The best thing about baking is that your kids and hopefully you too get to eat their products once they are finished!

Today we made gingerbread biscuits.gingerbread teddies

I happened to have at some time or other acquired a numerous cookie cutters which proved very useful!



This is the recipe we used.


350g / 12oz plain flour
175g / 6oz light soft brown sugar
100g / 4oz butter
1 medium egg
4 tablespoons of golden syrup
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1Β½ teaspoon of ground ginger


1. Put the flour, ginger, butter and bicarb into a bowl and get the kids to rub it all together.

2. add the other ingredients (egg and syrup) and knead into a dough – quite tough I had to do this bit.

3.heat the oven up to 180ΒΊC.

4. roll out the dough to a 1/2cm thickness

20140416_1117235. cut out your desired shapes and place on a greased baking tray.

6. cook in the oven for 10 mins.


7. allow to cool and then decorate

8. Eat!

I found this recipe was quite nice – not too gingery – but it was a bit dry when it got to the kneading so I added a dash of vanilla essence as well.