Friday, 5 December 2014



350g plain flour
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cinnamon
125g butter
175g light soft brown sugar
1 egg
4 tbsp golden syrup


  1. Sieve dry ingredients together.
  2. With your clean fingertips rub in the butter until it resembles breadcrumbs.
  3. Mix in the sugar.
  4. Beat the egg and golden syrup together.
  5. Add to the mix and stir together to form a dough.
  6. Knead until smooth.
  7. Wrap in cling film and place in the fridge to rest for 15 minutes.
  8. Preheat oven to Gas 4 or 180C.
  9. Roll out the dough, using flour to prevent sticking.
  10. Use cutters to make gingerbread shapes (Ikea sell gingerbread house cutters to make a gingerbread house!).
  11. Place on greaseproof paper on a baking tin and bake for 15 minutes until golden.
  12. Leave to cool on tray for 10 minutes.
  13. Decorate with icing and sweets.

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