Sunday, 18 December 2011


Although I havent made any this year, I will be making some Gingerbread Men tomorrow, a word of warning though, stick to the soda ratios, as last time i made them they were all a little obese as i guessed the soda, I really blame their roundness on the time of year and their over eating....

This recipe is tried and tested favourite of Waitrose, I personally feel it a firm favourite


  • 125g unsalted butter
  • 100g dark muscovado sugar
  • 4 tbsp golden syrup
  • 325g plain flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tsp ground ginger


  1. Preheat the oven to 170°C, gas mark 3. Line baking trays with baking parchment. Melt the butter, sugar and syrup in a medium saucepan, stirring occasionally, then remove from the heat.
  2. Sieve the flour, bicarbonate of soda and ginger into a bowl and stir the melted ingredients into the dry ingredients to make a stiff dough.
  3. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and roll to a thickness of about 5mm. Dip biscuit cutters into flour before cutting the dough, or cut around templates, which you can find at Place the shapes onto the lined baking trays and bake, in batches, for 9-10 minutes until light golden brown.
  4. Remove from the oven. While still warm, and using a skewer or chopstick, make any holes that you will need to hang up the biscuits with ribbon or to make a yuletide garland. If you are decorating your Christmas cake with gingerbread people, make the holes in their arms so that ribbon can be threaded through at a later stage.
  5. When completely cool, decorate with the icing. The gingerbread biscuits can be stored in an airtight container for up to two weeks.


  1. hi there just on the omlet site catching up on a few things and found the link to your blog, i like it, i am a chef to and have a blog about my Allotment and have the odd recipe on there to i have added your blog to mine have a look at mine and hopfully your like mine.
    happy new year

  2. Happy new year Stacy, glad you are enjoying the blog, i am hoping to update it again over the weekend - making foccacia. I will take a look at your blog.