www.odlums.ie /recipes/gingerbread-men-2/

What you need:

  • 250g/8oz Odlums Cream Plain Flour
  • 75g/3oz Butter, softened
  • 75g/3oz Shamrock Light Muscovado Sugar
  • ½ teaspoon Odlums Bread Soda
  • 50g/2oz Golden Syrup
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • ½ teaspoon Goodall's Ground Cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon Goodall's Ground Ginger


To Decorate

  • Icing Pens
  • Melted Chocolate (optional)
  • Dried Fruit, Nuts or Sweets (optional)

How to:

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4. Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  2. Add bread soda, golden syrup and egg yolk and stir well.
  3. Sift the flour and spices into the bowl and mix with a wooden spoon until well combined.
  4. Shape into a ball and knead lightly on a work surface until smooth. Wrap and chill for about 30 minutes before using.
  5. Thinly roll out dough and use gingerbread cutters to cut out shapes. Place on lightly greased baking sheets, leaving a space between each.
  6. Bake for about 10-12 minutes until slightly risen and golden in colour. Transfer to a wire tray to cool.
  7. When completely cool, decorate as desired. Enjoy!
gingerbread-man

Gingerbread Men

Category

Afternoon Tea

Cook Time

10-12 mins

What you need:

  • 250g/8oz Odlums Cream Plain Flour
  • 75g/3oz Butter, softened
  • 75g/3oz Shamrock Light Muscovado Sugar
  • ½ teaspoon Odlums Bread Soda
  • 50g/2oz Golden Syrup
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • ½ teaspoon Goodall's Ground Cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon Goodall's Ground Ginger


To Decorate

  • Icing Pens
  • Melted Chocolate (optional)
  • Dried Fruit, Nuts or Sweets (optional)

How to:

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4. Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  2. Add bread soda, golden syrup and egg yolk and stir well.
  3. Sift the flour and spices into the bowl and mix with a wooden spoon until well combined.
  4. Shape into a ball and knead lightly on a work surface until smooth. Wrap and chill for about 30 minutes before using.
  5. Thinly roll out dough and use gingerbread cutters to cut out shapes. Place on lightly greased baking sheets, leaving a space between each.
  6. Bake for about 10-12 minutes until slightly risen and golden in colour. Transfer to a wire tray to cool.
  7. When completely cool, decorate as desired. Enjoy!
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