I discovered a blog the other day that had a recipe on it for Gingerbread syrup. I just had to make it.
I don’t know about you but Its my favourite one when I go for a coffee at Christmas time. In fact it isn’t the Christmas season until I have had one of those red cups!
The blog is Home Baked, it’s a brilliant blog with fantastic recipes and photographs. You can view it HERE.
The Gingerbread Syrup can be found HERE. I followed the recipe, but must admit to doubling the ginger amount…I think I’m addicted 😉
Here is mine, not as beautiful, but still delicious!
I also made gingerbread biscuits, this is a recipe that I have jotted down in my recipe book, so not sure of its origin, but I did notice that I crossed out the amount of ginger on this one too and added more. I have seen a similar recipe on the Netmums site.
I’m not a great baker of biscuits, in fact they always go wrong! But this really is the simplest recipe, so quick and easy and makes around 20-25 biscuits.
- 350 g plain flour
1-2 teaspoon ground ginger2-3 teaspoons of ground ginger! I also sometimes add nutmeg and cinnamon with the ginger.
- 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
- 100 g butter or margarine
- 175 g soft light brown sugar
- 1 Large egg
- 4-5 tablespoons golden syrup
Put the flour, ginger (or any other spice you would like to use) and soda into a bowl and rub in the butter.
Add sugar and stir in the syrup and egg, keep bringing the mixture together until you make a firm dough. The extra tablespoon of golden syrup may be needed.
Roll out and cut out your shapes
Bake at 190 C /Gas 5 on greased baking trays, spaced out a little. Bake for 10 to 15 mins until golden brown.
Leave to firm up for a couple of minutes before you take off the baking sheet. They harden as they cool.
Once cooled, decorate, or eat as is!