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Gingerbread Recipe: Lyle’s Gallant Gingerbread

Prep

50 mins

Bake

10-12 mins

Serves

10+

Difficulty

Easy

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If there’s one thing that’s better than a freshly baked gingerbread man, it’s a freshly baked gingerbread man with the added scrumptiousness of Lyle’s Golden Syrup. Try your hand at this easy gingerbread recipe and get your men on the march!

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Gingerbread man recipe

HOW TO MAKE GINGERBREAD MAN BISCUITS

Follow this simple 5-step gingerbread recipe for the yummiest gingerbread folk you’ve ever tasted!

HOW TO MAKE GINGERBREAD MAN BISCUITS

Step 1

First, rub the butter into a mixture of flour, bicarbonate of soda and ginger in a large bowl. Once you get fine breadcrumbs, add the Light Muscovado Cane Sugar.

Step 2

Make a well in the centre of the mixture, stir in the egg and 3 tbsp of Lyle’s Golden Syrup and mix with a wooden spoon to make a soft, smooth dough.

Step 3

Preheat the oven to 190°C/170° Fan, 375°F, Gas 5 – while it warms up, turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead. Roll the dough until it’s about 5mm (¼”) thick and stamp with a 13cm (5”) gingerbread man cutter. Transfer to two lightly greased baking trays (or trays lined with a sheet of baking paper), then re-roll the remaining dough and repeat the process.

Step 4

Leave cut-out gingerbread men to rest for about 20 minutes before baking. Then place them on the top and middle shelves of the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, swapping the trays halfway, until they’re slightly darkened. Leave them on the baking trays for a few minutes to firm up, then transfer them to a wire rack and leave to cool.

Step 5

Don’t forget the icing! Prepare the egg white powder as per pack instructions and gradually sift over the Icing Sugar. When the consistency is a bit like toothpaste, spoon it into the piping bag with a fine No. 3 plain nozzle – ice the gingerbread men and leave to harden for a few hours.

Ingredients – 7 items

Serving

1

FOR THE GINGERBREAD MEN

Flour

Plain flour

Plus extra for rolling

350 g
Baking-soda

Dr Oetker Bicarbonate Of Soda

1 tsp
Ginger-Ground

Ground ginger

2 tsp
Butter

Cold unsalted butter, cubed

110 g
Fairtrade Light Muscovado

Fairtrade Tate & Lyle Light Muscovado Sugar

175 g
Eggs

Large eggs

Beaten

1
Lyle's-golden-syrup

Lyle’s Golden Syrup

3 tbsp

FOR THE ICING

Fairtrade Cane Icing Sugar

Fairtrade Tate & Lyle Icing Sugar

175 g

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