Bring on the Christmas spirit with this delicious recipe! Gingerbread men are both fun and easy to make, and, what’s more, the kids will love them!
Ingredients you will need:
125 g organic butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup, firmly packed molasses sugar
1/4 cup honey
1 large organic egg, separated
2 1/2 cups spelt flour
1 tbs ground ginger
½ – 1 tsp of finely grated fresh ginger
1 tsp mixed spice
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
Extra flour, to dust
Currants, raisins and fine strips of orange rind – to decorate
Preheat oven to 180°C. Line 2 trays with baking paper (or lightly grease with melted butter).
Beat the butter and sugar in a bowl until paler and creamy. Add the honey and egg yolk and beat until combined. Stir in the flour, fresh and dried ginger, mixed spice and bicarb soda. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth. Press dough into a disc. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 30 minutes to rest.
Place the dough between 2 sheets of baking paper and roll out until about ½ cm thick. Use gingerbread man cutter to cut out shapes. Place on trays about 3cm apart. Decorate using currants for eyes and nose, orange rind for mouth and raisins or sultanas for buttons.
Bake in oven for 7-10 minutes or until brown (reduce time if you like the gingerbread soft). Remove from oven. Transfer to a rack to cool.
Serve them to your kids with some warm milk and just watch that smile spread across their face! Have a Merry Christmas everyone!!!
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