|Plain flour||4 Ounce (100 Gram)|
|Soda bicarbonate||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Ground ginger||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Ground cinnamon||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Butter/Margarine||1 Ounce (25 Gram)|
|Soft brown sugar||2 Ounce (50 Gram)|
|Golden syrup||2 Tablespoon|
|Currants||2 Tablespoon (For The Decoration)|
|Glace cherries||3 Tablespoon (For The Decoration)|
Sift the flour, soda and spices into a bowl.
Place the fat, sugar and syrup in a pan over low heat until melted.
Cool, then mix into the flour with the milk to make a firm dough.
Wrap in polythene and chill for 30 minutes.
Turn the dough on to a floured surface and roll out to a 5 mm / 1/4 inch thickness.
Using gingerbread cutters, cut out 12 figures.
Press on currants for buttons and eyes and pieces of glace cherry for mouths.
Place on greased baking sheets.
Bake in a preheated oven for 10-15 minutes, until firm.
Transfer to a wire rack to cool.