Whip up this quick and easy Gingerbread recipe when you need a speedy festive treat, or fancy having a bit of creative fun with the kids. The recipe is right here, then scroll right to the bottom to check out my top tips and a link to a video run through of making the recipe too. Enjoy!
50g butter 100g dark soft brown sugar
100g golden syrup
225g Plant S pea flour (plus extra for dusting)
A good pinch of salt
2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 or 2 tsp of ground ginger
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Make your dough
Put the butter, sugar and golden syrup in a pan on a medium low heat until all the sugar has dissolved. Take off the heat and leave to cool slightly. In a bowl, mix together all the remaining dry ingredients. Pour the wet into the dry and stir until the dough comes together. Lightly flour the work surface and tip the dough out. Knead very lightly until all the dough ingredients have combined and you have a smooth dough. Wrap in clingfilm and chill in the fridge for 1 hour.
Create your masterpiece shapes
Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface, pull out your best cutters and start making shapes!
Line a baking sheet with baking paper and pop the shapes on. Bake in the oven at 180 degrees for around 5 - 10 minutes, depending on shape size and thickness. I love my gingerbread a little soft so my stars were baked for 5 minutes only.
Leave to cool completely on a rack.
Your super easy gingerbreads are ready to decorate. Go Go Go!!
Use regular or Plant S flour in this recipe, it is interchangable... but if you go Gluten Free you won't notice the difference. Promise!
Dial back the ginger when making the dough if you don't want such a flavour hit. Reduce to 1tsp and see how you go.
Fancy this as a family activity but don't fancy the mess? Make the dough alone, then bring the kids to help cut shapes and decorating instead!
Everyone's shapes will be different so baking times will vary. Look for an even golden brown colour. Careful though, they 'catch' quickly.
Wait until they are completely cool before decorating or your icing will melt straight off! I love dipping them in melted dark chocolate too.
Pop them in compostable clear bags, tie with a little string and tag, and they make the most gorgeous place holders or gifts during the festive season too. Thoughtful AND delicious!
More of a visual learner and want to watch me make this recipe before you try? I have you covered. Click here.