Festive gingerbread recipe

I love baking, especially at this time of year. Admittedly, I am not the best because I definitely inherited the impatience gene, but it is so fun to see creations come to life.

This weekend Lew and I made gorgeous and amateur-baking-friendly gingerbread men, that is super foolproof and can’t go wrong unless you try really, really hard. They turned out so cute & super tasty, and I wanted to share in the spirit if Christmas! :-)


We used the recipe from bbc.co.uk which is super quick and easy. All we needed was:

  • 350g Plain Flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 125g butter
  • 175g light soft brown sugar
  • 1 free-range egg
  • 4 tbsp golden syrup
  • Icing & decorations

Start off by mixing together the flour, bicarbonate of soda, the ginger and the cinnamon. Then add the butter and blend, either with a food processor or with your hands if necessary. We also added the sugar at this point too, and it should look ‘like breadcrumbs’.

Then, in a separate bowl mix the egg and the syrup together and mix together until it starts to stick together in a big ball. It is easier to do this with a whisk and then your hands too. Knead for a while, wrap in a sling of clingfilm (not too much) and leave in the fridge to chill for 15-20 mins.

We preheated the oven to 180 degrees but with a fan oven I recommend to 160 degrees because it have a tendency to burn more easily. Line 2-4 trays with greaseproof paper, and when 15-20 mins is up, tip a small amount of flour onto the counter to roll out the dough, about half a cm thick. Cut out your shapes and place them with enough space on the trays.

Bake the gingerbread men for 12-15 minutes, but check halfway through as some of ours cooked more easily than others. Once done, remove the gingerbread and place them on wire racks for about 20-30 mins or until completely cooled, ready to decorate!

I think my favourite is the Reindeer.

What are your favourite Christmas baking recipes? Comment below!
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5 Comments Add yours

  1. SammyandSufi says:

    This looks so darn cute, I’ll experiment with your recipe 😁

    1. earthtoloz says:

      Haha thanks! They taste amazing. Took so long to decorate tho!!! x

  2. BeaFreitas says:

    Delicious! Love this

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