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Simple Children's Recipes - Gingerbread Men

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12 oz (350g) plain flour

 1 level teaspoon (5ml) bicarbonate of soda

2 level teaspoon (10ml) ground ginger

4 oz (100g) butter or block margarine

6 oz (175g) light soft brown sugar

60 ml (4 level tablespoon) golden syrup

1 egg, beaten

currants to decorate


1. Grease three baking trays.

2. Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda and ginger into bowl. Rub the butter into the flour until the mixture looks like fine crumbs. Stir in the sugar. Beat the syrup into the egg and stir into the bowl.

3. Mix to form a dough and knead until smooth.

4.Divide into 2 and roll out on to a lightly floured surface to about 5mm (¼ inch) thick. Using a gingerbread man cutter, cut out figures and place them on the baking sheets. Decorate with currants. Bake in the oven at 190°C (375°F) gas mark 5 for 12-15 minutes, until golden. Cool slightly, then place on a wire rack.

You can add extra decoration using icing sugar when cooled

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