Monday, December 12, 2011

My Favorite Gingerbread Receipe

Taken from the Good Housekeeping Cook Book (Reprint 1996). I think the UK version of gingerbread is a little more crisp than the US version - but we just love this recipe!

Note: Double this recipe if you want enough for a gingerbread house.

12oz plain flour
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
2 tsp ground ginger
4oz butter
6oz light brown sugar
4tsp golden syrup
1 egg, beaten

Sift flour, bicarbonate of soda and ginger into a bowl. Rub the butter into the flour until the mixture looks like find breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar. Beat the syrup into the egg and stir mixture into the bowl. Roll out onto a floured surface to about 1/4inch thick. Cut out cookie cutter or house shapes. (I like to then chill the shapes in the fridge for at least 30mins before baking - it helps keep the cookies from spreading into unrecognizable shapes!) Bake in oven at 375F for 12-15 mins, until golden. Cool on a wire rack and decorate.

We made this gingerbread house this year.Little hands could not stay off it for long!
And the winner of the Santa Sack Giveaway was Nancy! Congratulations Nancy and thank you to everyone who joined in.


Sue said...

I always threaten to make a gingerbread house, but I never get to it. One of these days.

Torie Jayne said...

Yummy! Love the pretty candy.
I have made my gingerbread house pieces, need to put it together now!
Have a sweet day!

Thimbleanna said...

Wait! You've already done houses! This house is ADORABLE!!! I LOVE the pretty white icing and the gumdrops are just perfect. It reminds me of a Hansel and Gretel house. Very Cute!