Tuesday, November 30

Look no further, HERE is your gingerbread recipe for this Christmas




It's not often I gloat, but with this one it might be hard not to.   I know not everyone is a fan of gingerbread, but if you are or you're not - this is the one you want to make because it's that almost chewy, aromatic piece of loveliness that just screams Christmas.    You will make people happy - even yourself.

The other piece of great news is that it isn't hard.  And it makes a bit but not too much.


Ingredients:
125g butter or margarine
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup treacle
1 egg yolk
2 cups plain flour
1/2 tsp bicarb soda
1/2 tsp baking power
1 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp mixed spice


Method:

Cream your butter and brown sugar together until silky and soft.  Add treacle and egg yolk, and mix through well.

Sift your flour into the mixture and then add bicarb, baking powder, ginger and mixed spice.  Start mixing together.
 

 It will become this rich (and slightly sticky) golden mixture here.  *drool*

Place mixture in ziplock bag or glad wrap and into the refrigerator for one hour.  Go get a manicure or have a nap... then preheat the oven to 175 degrees c

When your hour is up - roll it out over some flour and go crazy with your cookie cutters!



Placed onto ungreased tray and bake for 10 or so minutes.

Ice if you like or just eat them as-is - package them up in cellophane and ribbon and give them away (OK maybe with the second batch if you want to eat the first, I don't blame you!)

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12 lovely comments:

Mer on November 30, 2010 at 8:32 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Hi Liss,
I got the gingerbread house cutters from MiniGourmets but I don't want to use their recipe which includes copha.
Would this one work for house (and if so what quantities do you think?) or do you have an alternative recipe?

Liss on November 30, 2010 at 8:46 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

This one will work Mer, in fact it's perfect - there should be enough in this mixture to make it- but if you want some security and maybe some leftovers - multiply the recipe by 1.5 xxx

Sonya Cheng on November 30, 2010 at 9:54 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

I had on my list of things to do today to make gingerbread! And I was going to check out some recipes on the web. I follow your blog, so it was perfect timing! I'll look no further!

Also, do I find treacle in the supermarket near the golden syrup? I've never used it before.

Liss on November 30, 2010 at 9:56 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

@Sonya Cheng
Yes, Sonya that's where I find it - or some supermarkets have it with the baking/sugars. It's pretty generic and usually CSR brand xx

Jacinta on November 30, 2010 at 7:21 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

This is great! Retromummy sent me here as I was looking for a good gingerbread recipe. Thanks!! Looks so easy and I have everything except the treacle in my cupboard. :)
MODELmumma

Nic said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Sounds delicious. A quick question do you think you could substitute golden syrup for treacle??? Or are they completely different?

Liss on December 1, 2010 at 8:58 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

@Nic
Hey Nic, look you could but it wouldn't have the same 'real' gingerbread taste - it's nice and rich you know? But if you can't get to a shop... substitute away - or try it with and without and decide which you like? xxx

Liss on December 1, 2010 at 8:58 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

@Nic
Hey Nic, look you could but it wouldn't have the same 'real' gingerbread taste - it's nice and rich you know? But if you can't get to a shop... substitute away - or try it with and without and decide which you like? xxx

reality raver on December 1, 2010 at 12:42 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Excellent. I was just thinking gingerbread men and came onto your blog and it was there.

Gingerbread Folk on December 1, 2010 at 3:51 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

beautiful photography

Stacie Cooper on December 13, 2015 at 5:29 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Hi, can I substitute the Plain flour for GF flour?

Liss Klemke on January 1, 2016 at 9:19 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

@Stacie Cooper I don't know Stacie, GF flour is quite thirsty so I would try it, but you'll need to increase the amount of GF flour to accommodate.


 

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