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Gingerbread Men

Ingredients
  Flour 1 Pound
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Ground ginger 1 Tablespoon
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
  Soda bicarbonate 1 Teaspoon
  Brown sugar 1⁄2 Pound
  Butter 6 Ounce
  Black treacle 4 Ounce
  Golden syrup 1⁄2 Pound
  Milk 1⁄2 Pint
  Egg 1 , beaten
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat oven to temperature of 325 degrees.
2) Butter 2 Swiss roll tins of 12x8-inches each. Line with non-stick parchment or greased greaseproof paper.

MAKING
3) Into a bowl, sift the dry ingredients.
4) In a pan, put the butter, sugar, treacle and syrup. Heat gently till ingredients have melted.
5) Take the mixture off the heat. Add the milk and egg and stir well.
6) In the center of the dry sifted mixture, make a well and pour in the melted ingredients. Beat well to mix thoroughly.
7) Into the prepared tins, pour the mixture.
8) Bake in the preheated oven for 1 ½ hours, till the cakes are risen and firm to touch.
9) Cool the cakes on a wire rack.
10) Cut the cooled cakes into 12 shapes using a gingerbread man cutter.
11) If you wish to freeze the gingerbread men, pack them in a rigid container, separating each layer with foil, seal, label and freeze.

SERVING
12) To serve without freezing, place the gingerbread men on a decorative serving platter and serve slightly warm or at room temperature. If using frozen gingerbread men, thaw at room temperature for 1 to 2 hours and then serve slightly chilled or at room temperature.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Occasion: 
Christmas
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Ginger
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
100 Minutes
Ready In: 
110 Minutes

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