We all know gingerbread man are a symbol of Christmas and remind me of Shrek wich I love. Now that I think of its been a while since the last time I saw his movies. Maybe I’ll watch it these days is a good pre-Christmas movie.
Let’s get to the baking! For today, we are baking gingerbread cookies this recipe is from Jamie Oliver, which I love all his recipes. When I want to cook something he is the first site where I search. Also, this recipe is great to do with kids. I remember when my grandmother baked I was standing right next to here to help here with the shapes and still some to eat.
- 300g plain flour
- 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 2 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 125g unsalted butter
- 100g soft light brown sugar
- 3 tbsp golden syrup
- Pre-heat the oven to 180ºC and line 2 baking sheets with baking paper.
- In a large bowl combine the flour, bicarbonate of soda and the spices.
- Melt the butter, sugar and syrup in a pan over a low heat and stir until the sugar dissolves, then add it to the dry ingredients. Stir in until it forms a stiff dough, then cut it in half.
- Transfer the paper from the baking sheets to a work surface and place a portion of the dough on each. Roll out to 5mm thick, then cut out directly on the paper, leaving a 2cm gap between each. Save the cuttings to make more biscuits.
- Carefully lift the papers back onto the baking sheets and bake the gingerbread in the oven for about 12 minutes, or until lightly golden.
- Leave to cool on the sheet for a few minutes, then move to a wire rack. Once cool, you can decorate them with sprinkles, icing, sweets anything you want is up to you!